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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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  • Pablo Picasso
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    Pablo Ruiz Picasso (UK: , US: , Spanish: [ˈpaβlo piˈkaso]; 25 October 1881 – 8 April 1973) was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright who spent most of his adult life in France. Regarded as one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, he is known for co-founding the Cubist movement, the invention of constructed sculpture, the co-invention of collage, and for the wide variety of styles that he helped develop and explore. Among his most famous works are the proto-Cubist Les Demoiselles d'Avignon (1907), and Guernica (1937), a dramatic portrayal of the bombing of Guernica by the German and Italian airforces during the Spanish Civil... more on Wikipedia
    • Artworks: Guernica, The Old Guitarist, Family of Saltimbanques, Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, Las Meninas (after Velázquez)
    • Birthplace: Málaga, Spain
    • Associated periods or movements: Picasso's African Period, Analytic cubism, Cubism, Picasso's Rose Period, Picasso's Blue Period
    • Nationality: Spain
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Ceramic art, Painting, Printmaking, Drawing
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  • Georges Braque
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    Georges Braque (; French: [bʁak]; 13 May 1882 – 31 August 1963) was a major 20th-century French painter, collagist, draughtsman, printmaker and sculptor. His most important contributions to the history of art were in his alliance with Fauvism from 1905, and the role he played in the development of Cubism. Braque's work between 1908 and 1912 is closely associated with that of his colleague Pablo Picasso. Their respective Cubist works were indistinguishable for many years, yet the quiet nature of Braque was partially eclipsed by the fame and notoriety of Picasso.... more on Wikipedia
    • Artworks: Woman with a Guitar, Still Life with a Bottle, Violin and Candlestick, The Guitar (Statue d'epouvante), Man with a Guitar
    • Birthplace: Argenteuil, France
    • Associated periods or movements: Fauvism, Analytic cubism, Cubism
    • Nationality: France
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Painting, Printmaking, Drawing
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  • Juan Gris
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    José Victoriano (Carmelo Carlos) González-Pérez (23 March 1887 – 11 May 1927), better known as Juan Gris (Spanish: [ˈxwan ˈɡɾis]; French: [gʀi]), was a Spanish painter born in Madrid who lived and worked in France most of his life. Closely connected to the innovative artistic genre Cubism, his works are among the movement's most distinctive.... more on Wikipedia
    • Artworks: Harlequin with Guitar, Glass of Beer and Playing Cards, Violin and Checkerboard, Portrait of Picasso, Guitar and Glasses
    • Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
    • Associated periods or movements: Analytic cubism, Cubism, Synthetic cubism
    • Nationality: Spain
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Painting
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  • Jean Metzinger
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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
    • Birthplace: Nantes, France
    • Associated periods or movements: Fauvism, Divisionism, Cubism, Neo-impressionism, Section d'Or
    • Nationality: France
    • Art Forms: Painting
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