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Famous Conceptual Artists, Ranked

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List of famous Conceptual art artists, with images, bios, and information about their notable works. All the greatest artists associated with the Conceptual art movement are included here, along with clickable names for more details on that particular painter or sculptor. These notable Conceptual art period artists are organized by popularity, so the best artists are at the top of the list. If you think the best Conceptual art artist isn't as high as they should be then be sure to give them an upvote.

Examples of artists on this list include Yoko Ono and Marcel Duchamp.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the most famous Conceptual art artists?" and "Who are the best Conceptual art artists?"

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    Jacques Rosas

    Jacques Rosas is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Conceptual Artists, Ranked
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      Jacek Tylicki

      Beginning in 1973 Jacek Tylicki sends sheets of canvas or paper into the wind, the rivers or the forests, and leaves them for a long while in a natural environment, thus forcing upon Nature an attitude previously reserved to the artist: the creation of forms. The project is often called Natural art.In the years 1974 - 1990 he initiated the idea of an anonymous artist by issuing a periodical called "Anonymous Artists" where artists present their artworks without revealing their own names.

       In 1985 he created an Installation called Chicken Art. Tylicki transformed the Now Gallery in Manhattan to a hen house in which live chickens watched realistic paintings of chickens, chicks and roosters hanging on the gallery walls. At the same time Tylicki declares:
       For a chicken the most beautiful is chicken.

       Another installation was the "Free Art", where well known, invited artists, like Mark Kostabi, Rodney Greenblat among others, gave away their artworks to the public for free.Video and Photography plays an important role in his work as a record of its elusiveness and transience.

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      • Associated periods or movements: conceptual art
      • Art Forms: conceptual art
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    • Yves Klein is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Conceptual Artists, Ranked
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      Yves Klein (French pronunciation: ​[iv klɛ̃]; 28 April 1928 – 6 June 1962) was a French artist and an important figure in post-war European art. He was a leading member of the French artistic movement of Nouveau réalisme founded in 1960 by art critic Pierre Restany. Klein was a pioneer in the development of performance art, and is seen as an inspiration to and as a forerunner of minimal art, as well as pop art.... more on Wikipedia
      • Artworks: Anthropometry: Princess Helena, Untitled (ANT154), IKB74, Eponge (SE180) (Sponge [SE180]), Eponge
      • Birthplace: Nice, France
      • Associated periods or movements: Monochrome painting, Nouveau réalisme, Conceptual art
      • Nationality: France
      • Art Forms: Painting
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    • Iain Baxter&, (born Iain Baxter on November 16, 1936) is a Canadian conceptual artist. Baxter& is recognized internationally as an early practitioner of conceptual art; the Canada Council Molson Prize committee stated in 2005 that his "highly regarded conceptual installations and projects, as well as his photography, have earned him the label of 'the Marshall McLuhan of the visual arts." Baxter& was co-president with Ingrid Baxter of the conceptual project and legally incorporated business N.E. Thing Co., founded in 1966. Baxter& is Professor Emeritus at the School of Visual Arts University of Windsor and a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts.... more on Wikipedia
      • Birthplace: Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
      • Associated periods or movements: Conceptual art
      • Nationality: Canada
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