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Famous Geometric Abstract Art Artists

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List of famous geometric abstract art artists, with images, bios, and information about their notable works. All the greatest artists associated with the geometric abstract art movement are included here, along with clickable names for more details on that particular painter or sculptor. You might also be interested in cool shadow art and famous abstract art installations. These notable geometric abstract art 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.

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    Mino Argento

    Mino Argento (born January 5, 1927) is an Italian painter, mainly depicting abstract themes on canvas and paper....  more
    • Artworks: New York #2, New York
    • Birthplace: Rome, Italy
    • Associated periods or movements: Hard-edge painting, Contemporary art, Color Field, Impressionism, Post-painterly abstraction
    • Nationality: Italy, United States of America
    • Art Forms: Collage, Painting
  • Nadir Afonso, GOSE was a geometric abstractionist painter. Formally trained in architecture, which he practiced early in his career with Le Corbusier and Oscar Niemeyer, Nadir Afonso later studied painting in Paris and became one of the pioneers of Kinetic art, working alongside Victor Vasarely, Fernand Léger, Auguste Herbin, and André Bloc. As a theorist of his own geometry-based aesthetics, published in several books, Nadir Afonso defended the idea that art is purely objective and ruled by laws that treat art not as an act of imagination but of observation, perception, and form manipulation. Nadir Afonso achieved international recognition early in his career and many of his works are in...  more
    • Artworks: Espacilimitado
    • Birthplace: Chaves Municipality, Portugal, Portugal
    • Associated periods or movements: Geometric abstraction, Contemporary art, Op art
    • Nationality: Portugal
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Josef Albers (; German: [ˈalbɐs]; March 19, 1888 – March 25, 1976) was a German-born American artist and educator whose work, both in Europe and in the United States, formed the basis of modern art education programs of the twentieth century....  more
    • Artworks: Study for Homage to the Square, Homage to the Square: Confident, Homage to the Square, Homage to the Square: Broad Call, Homage to the Square: Silent Hall
    • Birthplace: Bottrop, Germany
    • Associated periods or movements: Geometric abstraction
    • Nationality: United States of America, Germany
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Al Held (October 12, 1928 – July 27, 2005) was an American Abstract expressionist painter. He was particularly well known for his large scale Hard-edge paintings. As an artist, multiple stylistic changes occurred throughout his career, however, none of these occurred at the same time as any popular emerging style or acted against a particular art form. In the 1950s his style reflected the abstract expressionist tone and then transitioned to a geometric style in the 60s. During the 1980s there was a shift into painting that emphasized bright geometric space that’s deepness reflected infinity. From 1963 to 1980 he was a professor of art at Yale University. ...  more
    • Artworks: House of Cards, The Big N, Mao
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York
    • Associated periods or movements: Hard-edge painting, Geometric abstraction, Abstract expressionism, Post-painterly abstraction
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Art Forms: Painting