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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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    Roland Petersen

    Roland Petersen (born 1926) is an American painter and printmaker of Danish birth. Petersen was born 1926 in Endelave, Denmark. His career spans over 50 years primarily in the San Francisco Bay Area and is perhaps best-known for his Picnic series (a yearly event at UC Davis) beginning in the 1960s to today. These paintings made their debut in New York at the Staempfli Gallery. ...  more
    • Artworks: Flag Festival, Rain Picnic
    • Birthplace: Endelave
    • Associated periods or movements: Bay Area Figurative Movement, Neo-expressionism
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Art Forms: Painting, Printmaking
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    Norris Embry

    Norris Embry (January 14, 1921 – February 17, 1981) was an American artist associated with Neo-Expressionism, Art Brut and Outsider Art born in Louisville, Kentucky. He grew up in East Orange, New Jersey outside New York City and Evanston, Illinois in the Chicago area, attending public schools through high school. Later, he studied at St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland and the Art Institute in Chicago. In the late 1940s, he attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, Italy; his teacher, the expressionist painter Oskar Kokoschka, was to have a lasting influence on Embry's work. During his adolescent years in the Chicago area, Embry developed a keen interest in avant-garde...  more
    • Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky
    • Associated periods or movements: Neo-expressionism
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Frank Shifreen (born February 29, 1948) is an American artist, curator, and teacher. Shifreen played a significant part in the art movement of New York City in the early 1980s, organizing massive artist-run shows that brought thousands of people to Gowanus, Brooklyn. Since then, he has organized socially conscious art exhibitions across the United States and abroad, including From the Ashes, a massive exhibition organized in the aftermath of 9/11. A neo-expressionist and social sculptor, he is a graduate of the Pratt Institute and Adelphi University, he is currently finishing a doctorate in art and art education at the Teachers College at Columbia University....  more
    • Birthplace: New London, Connecticut
    • Associated periods or movements: Neo-expressionism
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Painting, Drawing
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    Joe Boudreau

    Joe Boudreau is an American artist. Born in Vincennes, Indiana, Boudreau moved with his family to Baltimore, Maryland at the age of seven. It was in Baltimore that he spent most of his formative years and where he resolved to be an artist. In 1978 Boudreau was accepted into the Pratt Institute and received a BFA from the institution in 1981. He went on to study at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Boudreau's signature works show the influence of both the New York School, and Neo-expressionism. They are also defined by the recurring use of specific images. Boudreau has named some of these images as the "suit guy," an everyman, the "necklace," communicating tension, and the "black...  more
    • Birthplace: Vincennes, France
    • Associated periods or movements: Neo-expressionism
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Art Forms: Painting