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Famous Cubist Artists, Ranked 

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

Cubism was developed by Spanish painter Pablo Picasso and George Braque and went on to become maybe the most influential art movement of the 20th century. The abstract style came out of the idea that art should not have to copy nature. The artwork created as part of the cubism movement are some of the most loved and famous pieces of all time. 

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

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Salvador Dalí is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Cubist Artists, Ranked
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Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, 1st Marquis of Dalí de Púbol (11 May 1904 – 23 January 1989), known professionally as Salvador Dalí (, Catalan: [səlβəˈðo ðəˈli], Spanish: [salβaˈðoɾ ðaˈli]), was a Spanish Surrealist painter born in Figueres, Catalonia, Spain. Dalí was a skilled draftsman, best known for the striking and bizarre images in his work. His painterly skills are often attributed to the influence of Renaissance masters. His best-known work, The Persistence of Memory, was completed in August, 1931, and is one of the most recognisable Surrealist paintings. Dalí's expansive artistic repertoire included film, sculpture, and photography, at times in collaboration with a ...more on Wikipedia

Artworks: The Persistence of Memory, Galatea of the Spheres, The Burning Giraffe, Metamorphosis of Narcissus, Tuna Fishing, + more

Birthplace: Figueres, Spain

Associated periods or movements: Dada, Cubism, Surrealism

Nationality: Spain

Art Forms: Sculpture, Photography, Painting, Drawing

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Paul Cézanne is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Cubist Artists, Ranked
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Paul Cézanne (US: or UK: ; French: [pɔl sezan]; 19 January 1839 – 22 October 1906) was a French artist and Post-Impressionist painter whose work laid the foundations of the transition from the 19th-century conception of artistic endeavor to a new and radically different world of art in the 20th century. Cézanne is said to have formed the bridge between late 19th-century Impressionism and the early 20th century's new line of artistic enquiry, Cubism. Cézanne's often repetitive, exploratory brushstrokes are highly characteristic and clearly recognizable. He used planes of colour and small brushstrokes that build up to form complex fields. The paintings convey Cézanne's intense study of his ...more on Wikipedia

Artworks: The Basket of Apples, The Large Bathers, Still Life with Apples, Madame Cézanne in a Yellow Chair, Mont Sainte-Victoire seen from Bellevue, + more

Birthplace: Aix-en-Provence, France

Associated periods or movements: Post-Impressionism, Cubism, Impressionism

Nationality: France

Art Forms: Painting, Drawing

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Jean Metzinger is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Cubist Artists, Ranked
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Jean Dominique Antony Metzinger (French: [mɛtsɛ̃ʒe]; 24 June 1883 – 3 November 1956) was a major 20th-century French painter, theorist, writer, critic and poet, who along with Albert Gleizes wrote the first theoretical work on Cubism. His earliest works, from 1900 to 1904, were influenced by the Neo-impressionism of Georges Seurat and Henri-Edmond Cross. Between 1904 and 1907 Metzinger worked in the Divisionist and Fauvist styles with a strong Cézannian component, leading to some of the first proto-Cubist works. From 1908 Metzinger experimented with the faceting of form, a style that would soon become known as Cubism. His early involvement in Cubism saw him both as an influential artist and ...more on Wikipedia

Artworks: L'Oiseau bleu, Femme assise (Woman with Book), Landscape, Still Life, Woman with Fan, + more

Birthplace: Nantes, France

Associated periods or movements: Fauvism, Divisionism, Cubism, Neo-impressionism, Section d'Or

Nationality: France

Art Forms: Painting

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Paul Klee is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Cubist Artists, Ranked
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Paul Klee (German: [paʊ̯l ˈkleː]; 18 December 1879 – 29 June 1940) was a Swiss-born artist. His highly individual style was influenced by movements in art that included Expressionism, Cubism, and Surrealism. Klee was a natural draftsman who experimented with and eventually deeply explored color theory, writing about it extensively; his lectures Writings on Form and Design Theory (Schriften zur Form und Gestaltungslehre), published in English as the Paul Klee Notebooks, are held to be as important for modern art as Leonardo da Vinci's A Treatise on Painting for the Renaissance. He and his colleague, Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky, both taught at the Bauhaus school of art, design and ...more on Wikipedia

Artworks: Angelus Novus, Revolution des Viadukts, Der Goldfisch, Garten der Leidenschaft (Garden of Passion), Little Castle in the Air, + more

Birthplace: Münchenbuchsee, Switzerland

Associated periods or movements: German Expressionism, Der Blaue Reiter, Cubism, Surrealism, Expressionism, + more

Nationality: Germany

Art Forms: Painting, Drawing

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