Famous Contemporary Artists, Ranked

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Vote up the best contemporary artists.

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

A list made up of artists like Yoko Ono and Brian Eno.

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

Almost every well-known or influential figure in this movement is listed below. You can use this fact-based list to create a new list, re-rank it to fit your opinion, then share it with your Twitter followers, Facebook friends or with any other social networks you use regularly. {#nodes}

  • Anselm Kiefer
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    1
    102 VOTES
    • Artworks: La Berceuse (for Van Gogh), The Paths of the Wisdom of the World: Hermann's Battle, Ways of Worldly Wisdom: Arminius's Battle, Osiris und Isis (Osiris and Isis), Die Frauen der Revolution (Women of the Revolution)
    • Birthplace: Donaueschingen, Germany
    • Associated periods or movements: Contemporary art
    • Nationality: Germany
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Painting
  • Odd Nerdrum
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    2
    244 VOTES
    • Artworks: Drifting, One Story Singer, Baby, Chosen, Bork in Paris
    • Birthplace: Helsingborg, Sweden
    • Associated periods or movements: Contemporary art
    • Nationality: Norway
    • Art Forms: Painting
  • 3
    73 VOTES
    • Artworks: Circle of Animals / Zodiac Heads, Coca-Cola vase, Sunflower Seeds, Remembering, Template
    • Birthplace: Beijing, China
    • Nationality: China
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Photography, Installation art, Ceramic art
  • Louise Bourgeois
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    • Artworks: Maman, Mamelles, Janus Fleuri, Quarantania, III
    • Birthplace: France, Paris
    • Associated periods or movements: Contemporary art
    • Nationality: France, United States of America
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Installation art, Painting