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Famous Neoclassicism Artists

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List of famous Neoclassicism artists, with images, bios, and information about their notable works. All the greatest artists associated with the Neoclassicism movement are included here, along with clickable names for more details on that particular painter or sculptor. These notable Neoclassicism 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. You may want to copy this fact-based list to build your own just like it, re-rank it to fit your opinions, then publish it to share it on Facebook, Twitter or any other social sites you frequent. The list you're viewing contains artists like Anton Losenko and Ulisse Cambi. {#nodes}
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    Gino Severini (7 April 1883 – 26 February 1966) was an Italian painter and a leading member of the Futurist movement. For much of his life he divided his time between Paris and Rome. He was associated with neo-classicism and the "return to order" in the decade after the First World War. During his career he worked in a variety of media, including mosaic and fresco. He showed his work at major exhibitions, including the Rome Quadrennial, and won art prizes from major institutions....  more
    • Artworks: Dynamic Hieroglyphic of the Bal Tabarin, Visual Synthesis of the Idea: "War", Armored Train in Action, The Boulevard, Italian Lancers at a Gallop
    • Birthplace: Cortona, Italy
    • Associated periods or movements: Divisionism, Return to order, Neoclassicism, Cubism, Futurism
    • Nationality: Italy
    • Art Forms: Mosaic, Fresco
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    Gheorghe Tattarescu (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈɡe̯orɡe tataˈresku]; October 1818 – October 24, 1894) was a Moldavian, later Romanian painter and a pioneer of neoclassicism in his country's modern painting. ...  more
    • Birthplace: Southeast Europe, Vrancea County, Focșani, Romania
    • Associated periods or movements: Neoclassicism
    • Nationality: Romania
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    William-Adolphe Bouguereau

    William-Adolphe Bouguereau (French pronunciation: ​[wiljam.adɔlf buɡ(ə)ʁo]; 30 November 1825 – 19 August 1905) was a French academic painter. In his realistic genre paintings he used mythological themes, making modern interpretations of classical subjects, with an emphasis on the female human body. During his life he enjoyed significant popularity in France and the United States, was given numerous official honors, and received top prices for his work. As the quintessential salon painter of his generation, he was reviled by the Impressionist avant-garde. By the early twentieth century, Bouguereau and his art fell out of favor with the public, due in part to changing tastes. In the 1980s, a...  more
    • Artworks: Dante and Virgil in Hell, The Birth of Venus, Breton Brother and Sister, The First Mourning, Cupidon
    • Birthplace: La Rochelle, France
    • Associated periods or movements: Academic art, L'art pompier, Neoclassicism, Realism, Realism
    • Nationality: France
    • Art Forms: Fresco, Painting, Drawing
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    Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (16 April 1755 – 30 March 1842), also known as Madame Lebrun or Madame Le Brun, was a prominent French portrait painter of the late eighteenth century. Her artistic style is generally considered part of the aftermath of Rococo with elements of an adopted Neoclassical style. Her subject matter and color palette can be classified as Rococo, but her style is aligned with the emergence of Neoclassicism. Vigée Le Brun created a name for herself in Ancien Régime society by serving as the portrait painter to Marie Antoinette. She enjoyed the patronage of European aristocrats, actors, and writers, and was elected to art academies in ten cities.Vigée Le Brun created...  more
    • Artworks: Portrait of Madame du Barry, Lady Hamilton as Ariadne, Portrait of Marie Antoinette, Portrait of Princess Maria Josefa Hermenegilde von Esterhazy, Self-Portrait in a Turban with Julie
    • Birthplace: Paris, France
    • Associated periods or movements: Neoclassicism, Rococo
    • Nationality: France
    • Art Forms: Painting