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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. (10 items)
Philip Guston is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Neo-expressionism Artists
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Philip Guston, born Phillip Goldstein, was a painter and printmaker in the New York School, which included many of the abstract expressionists, such as 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 the so-called "pure abstraction" of abstract expressionism in favor of more cartoonish renderings of various personal symbols and objects. ...more on Wikipedia

Artworks: Head, Blue Light, Back View, Inhabiter, Green Rug, + more

Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

Associated periods or movements: Abstract expressionism, Social realism, Neo-expressionism

Nationality: Canada, United States of America

Art Forms: Painting, Printmaking

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Jean-Michel Basquiat is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Neo-expressionism Artists
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Jean-Michel Basquiat was an American artist, musician, and producer. He first achieved notoriety as part of SAMO, an informal graffiti group who wrote enigmatic epigrams in the cultural hotbed of the Lower East Side of Manhattan during the late 1970s where the hip hop, post-punk and street art movements had coalesced. By the 1980s he was exhibiting his neo-expressionist and primitivist paintings in galleries and museums internationally. The Whitney Museum of American Art held a retrospective of his art in 1992. Basquiat's art focused on "suggestive dichotomies", such as wealth versus poverty, integration versus segregation, and inner versus outer experience. He appropriated poetry, drawing, ...more on Wikipedia

Artworks: Flexible, Fuego Flores, In Italian, Hollywood Africans, Untitled (1981), + more

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 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Neo-expressionism Artists
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Julian Schnabel is an American artist 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, two nominations for the Golden Lion and an Academy Award nomination. ...more on Wikipedia

Artworks: Large Girl with No Eyes

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Associated periods or movements: Contemporary art, Neo-expressionism

Nationality: United States of America

Art Forms: Painting

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Elizabeth Murray is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Neo-expressionism Artists
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Elizabeth Murray 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. ...more on Wikipedia

Artworks: Beam, Painters Progress, Southern California, More than You Know, Yikes, + more

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Associated periods or movements: Neo-expressionism

Nationality: United States of America

Art Forms: Painting, Printmaking

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