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Famous Neo-expressionism Artists

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List of famous Neo-expressionism artists, with images, bios, and information about their notable works. All the greatest artists associated with the Neo-expressionism movement are included here, along with clickable names for more details on that particular painter or sculptor. These notable Neo-expressionism 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. Use this fact-based list to build a whole new one just like it, then re-rank it to fit your opinion. List includes Philip Guston, Elizabeth Murray and more. {#nodes}
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  • Philip Guston (pronounced like "rust"), born Phillip Goldstein (June 27, 1913 – June 7, 1980), was a painter and printmaker in the New York School, an art movement that included many abstract expressionists like Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning. In the late 1960s Guston helped to lead a transition from abstract expressionism to neo-expressionism in painting, abandoning so-called "pure abstraction" in favor of more representational, simplified renderings of personal symbols and objects. His existential, lugubrious images after 1968 employed a limited palette. Guston was a lecturer and teacher at a number of universities and so he is also regarded for his words and teachings, collected...  more
    • Artworks: Head, Blue Light, Back View, Inhabiter, Green Rug
    • Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
    • Associated periods or movements: Abstract expressionism, Social realism, Neo-expressionism
    • Nationality: Canada, United States of America
    • Art Forms: Painting, Printmaking
  • Jean-Michel Basquiat (French: [ʒɑ̃ miʃɛl baskija]; December 22, 1960 – August 12, 1988) was an American artist of Haitian and Puerto Rican descent. Basquiat first achieved fame as part of SAMO, an informal graffiti duo who wrote enigmatic epigrams in the cultural hotbed of the Lower East Side of Manhattan during the late 1970s, where rap, punk, and street art coalesced into early hip-hop music culture. By the 1980s, his neo-expressionist paintings were being exhibited in galleries and museums internationally. The Whitney Museum of American Art held a retrospective of his art in 1992. Basquiat's art focused on dichotomies such as wealth versus poverty, integration versus segregation, and...  more
    • Artworks: Flexible, Fuego Flores, In Italian, Hollywood Africans, Untitled (1981)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Associated periods or movements: Contemporary art, Graffiti, Neo-expressionism
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Art Forms: Painting

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  • Julian Schnabel (born October 26, 1951) is an American painter and filmmaker. In the 1980s, Schnabel received international media attention for his "plate paintings"—large-scale paintings set on broken ceramic plates. Schnabel directed Before Night Falls, which became Javier Bardem's breakthrough Academy Award-nominated role, and The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, which was nominated for four Academy Awards. He has won the award for best director at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival, a Golden Globe, as well as BAFTA, a César Award, four nominations for the Golden Lion and an Academy Award nomination....  more
    • Artworks: Large Girl with No Eyes
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Associated periods or movements: Contemporary art, Neo-expressionism
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Elizabeth Murray (September 6, 1940 – August 12, 2007) was an American painter, printmaker and draughtsman. Her works are in many major public collections, including those of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Carnegie Museum of Art, and the Wadsworth Atheneum. Murray was known for her use of shaped canvases....  more
    • Artworks: Beam, Painters Progress, Southern California, More than You Know, Yikes
    • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
    • Associated periods or movements: Neo-expressionism
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Art Forms: Painting, Printmaking