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Famous Classicism Artists

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List of famous Classicism artists, with images, bios, and information about their notable works. All the greatest artists associated with the Classicism movement are included here, along with clickable names for more details on that particular painter or sculptor. These notable Classicism period artists are organized alphabetically, but you may sort this information by clicking any column. Every well-known or influential figure in this movement is listed below. You can use the artists in this fact-based list to create a new list, re-rank it to fit your opinion, then share it on Facebook, Twitter or any other social networks you belong to. The list you're viewing is made up of artists like John Flaxman and Ernst Mayer. {#nodes}
  • Nicolas Poussin
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    Nicolas Poussin (French: [nikɔlɑ pusɛ̃]; June 1594 – 19 November 1665) was the leading painter of the classical French Baroque style, although he spent most of his working life in Rome. Most of his works were on religious and mythological subjects painted for a small group of Italian and French collectors. He returned to Paris for a brief period to serve as First Painter to the King under Louis XIII and Cardinal Richelieu, but soon returned to Rome and resumed his more traditional themes. In his later years he gave growing prominence to the landscapes in his pictures. His work is characterized by clarity, logic, and order, and favors line over color. Until the 20th century he remained a...  more
    • Artworks: Queen Zenobia Found on the Banks of the Arax, The Seven Sacraments: Baptism, The Rape of the Sabines, Winter, or The Flood
    • Birthplace: Les Andelys, France
    • Associated periods or movements: Baroque, Classicism
    • Nationality: France
    • Art Forms: Painting, Drawing
  • John Flaxman
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    John Flaxman

    John Flaxman (6 July 1755 – 7 December 1826) was a British sculptor and draughtsman, and a leading figure in British and European Neoclassicism. Early in his career he worked as a modeller for Josiah Wedgwood's pottery. He spent several years in Rome, where he produced his first book illustrations. He was a prolific maker of funerary monuments....  more
    • Artworks: Monument to Sir Robert Ladbroke
    • Birthplace: York, United Kingdom
    • Associated periods or movements: Neoclassicism, Classicism
    • Nationality: United Kingdom
    • Art Forms: Sculpture
  • Laurent de La Hyre
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    Laurent de La Hyre

    Laurent de La Hyre (French pronunciation: ​[loʁɑ̃ də la iʁ]; February 27, 1606 – December 28, 1656) was a French Baroque painter, born in Paris....  more
    • Artworks: Panthea, Cyrus, and Araspas
    • Birthplace: Paris, France
    • Associated periods or movements: Baroque, Classicism
    • Nationality: France
    • Art Forms: Painting
  • Heinrich Füger
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    Heinrich Füger

    Heinrich Friedrich Füger (8 December 1751, in Heilbronn – 5 November 1818, in Vienna) was a German classicist portrait and historical painter....  more
    • Artworks: Prometheus Brings Fire To Mankind
    • Birthplace: Heilbronn, Germany
    • Associated periods or movements: Classicism
    • Nationality: Germany
    • Art Forms: Painting