Artists Famous Minimalist Artists, Ranked  

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

These artists, like Frank Stella and Ronnie Landfield include images when available.

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

Almost every well-known or influential figure in this movement is listed below. You can use 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. (45 items)
Ellsworth Kelly is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Minimalist Artists, Ranked
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Ellsworth Kelly is an American painter, sculptor, and printmaker associated with hard-edge painting, Color Field painting and the minimalist school. His works demonstrate unassuming techniques emphasizing simplicity of form, similar to the work of John McLaughlin and Kenneth Noland. Kelly often employs bright colors. He lives and works in Spencertown, New York. ...more on Wikipedia

Artworks: The Meschers, Dominican, Cité, Wall, Spectrum Colors Arranged by Chance, + more

Birthplace: Newburgh, New York, United States of America

Associated periods or movements: Hard-edge painting, Color Field, Monochrome painting, Minimalism, Post-painterly abstraction

Nationality: United States of America

Art Forms: Sculpture, Painting, Printmaking

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Tony Smith is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Minimalist Artists, Ranked
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Tony Smith

Tony Smith was an American sculptor, visual artist, architectural designer, and a noted theorist on art. He is often cited as a pioneering figure in American Minimalist sculpture. ...more on Wikipedia

Artworks: Moondog, The Snake is Out AP, Die 2/3, Wandering Rocks 4/5, Spitball, + more

Birthplace: South Orange, New Jersey, United States of America

Associated periods or movements: Minimalism

Nationality: United States of America

Art Forms: Sculpture

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Dan Flavin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Minimalist Artists, Ranked
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Dan Flavin is an artist best known for his sculptures made of flourescent lights. ...more on Wikipedia

Artworks: Pink out of a Corner - To Jasper Johns, Untitled, The Diagonal of May 25, 1963, Monument for V. Tatlin 1, + more

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

Associated periods or movements: Contemporary art, Minimalism

Nationality: United States of America

Art Forms: Sculpture, Installation art

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John McLaughlin

John Dwyer McLaughlin was an American abstract painter. Based primarily in California, he was a pioneer in minimalist and hard-edge painting. ...more on Wikipedia

Artworks: #6, Untitled

Birthplace: Sharon, Massachusetts, United States of America

Associated periods or movements: Hard-edge painting, Minimalism

Nationality: United States of America

Art Forms: Painting

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