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List of famous Fluxus artists, with images, bios, and information about their notable works. All the greatest artists associated with the Fluxus movement are included here, along with clickable names for more details on that particular painter or sculptor. These notable Fluxus 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 factual 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. Ben Vautier and Takako Saito are only the beginning of the artists on this list. (9 items)
Joseph Beuys is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Fluxus Artists
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Joseph Beuys was a German Fluxus, happening and performance artist as well as a sculptor, installation artist, graphic artist, art theorist and pedagogue of art. His extensive work is grounded in concepts of humanism, social philosophy and anthroposophy; it culminates in his "extended definition of art" and the idea of social sculpture as a gesamtkunstwerk, for which he claimed a creative, participatory role in shaping society and politics. His career was characterized by passionate, even acrimonious public debate. He is now regarded as one of the most influential artists of the second half of the 20th century. ...more

Artworks: Lightning with Stag in its Glare, The End of the Twentieth Century, 7000 Oaks, Eurasia Siberian Symphony 1963, Iron Chest from Vacuum-Mass"

Birthplace: Krefeld, Germany

Associated periods or movements: Fluxus, Conceptual art

Nationality: Germany

Art Forms: Performance, Sculpture

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Dieter Roth is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Fluxus Artists
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Dieter Roth was a Swiss artist best known for his artist's books, editioned prints, sculptures, and works made of found materials, including rotting food stuffs. He was also known as Dieter Rot and Diter Rot. The dark undertone and furious, obsessive energy of his work ultimately separated him from many of the more lighthearted Fluxus artists. Perhaps despite himself, he was a fluent draftsman and expert printmaker, and his drawings and prints contained his wild energy within peculiarly virtuosic forms. Compared to the innumerable self-described artists of the last several decades who faked their way through his sort of work, Mr. Roth was the genuine item. ...more

Artworks: Literaturwurst, Basel on the Rhine, Snow

Birthplace: Hanover, Germany

Associated periods or movements: Op art, Fluxus

Nationality: Iceland, Germany

Art Forms: Sculpture, Installation art, Painting, Printmaking

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Ray Johnson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Fluxus Artists
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Raymond Edward "Ray" Johnson, known primarily as a collagist and correspondence artist, was a seminal figure in the history of Neo-Dada and early Pop art. Once called "New York's most famous unknown artist", Johnson also staged and participated in early performance art events associated with the Fluxus movement and was the founder of a far-ranging mail art network – the New York Correspondence School – which picked up momentum in the 1960s and is still active today. He lived in New York City from 1949 to 1968, when he moved to a small town in Long island and remained there until his suicide. ...more

Birthplace: Area code 313, Metro Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, Contiguous United States, + more

Associated periods or movements: Fluxus, Neo-Dada, Conceptual art, Pop art

Nationality: United States of America

Art Forms: Collage

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George Brecht is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Fluxus Artists
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George Brecht, born George Ellis MacDiarmid, was an American conceptual artist and avant-garde composer as well as a professional chemist who worked as a consultant for companies including Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, and Mobil Oil. He was a key member of, and influence on, Fluxus, the international group of avant-garde artists centred on George Maciunas, having been involved with the group from the first performances in Wiesbaden 1962 until Maciunas' death in 1978. One of the originators of 'participatory' art, in which the artwork can only be experienced by the active involvement of the viewer, he is most famous for his Event Scores such as Drip Music 1962, and is widely seen as an important ...more

Artworks: Repository

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Associated periods or movements: Fluxus, Conceptual art

Nationality: United States of America

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