Artists Famous New Realism Artists

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List of famous New realism artists, with images, bios, and information about their notable works. All the greatest artists associated with the New realism movement are included here, along with clickable names for more details on that particular painter or sculptor. These notable New realism 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're able to copy this fact-based list to build your own just like it, re-rank it to fit your views, then publish it to share with your friends. List ranges from Carlos Alonso to Jacques Villeglé and more. (18 items)
Yves Klein is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous New Realism Artists
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Yves Klein was a French artist considered an important figure in post-war European art. He is the leading member of the French artistic movement of Nouveau réalisme founded in 1960 by art critic Pierre Restany. Klein was a pioneer in the development of performance art, and is seen as an inspiration to and as a forerunner of Minimal art, as well as Pop art. ...more on Wikipedia

Artworks: Anthropometry: Princess Helena, Untitled (ANT154), IKB74, Eponge (SE180) (Sponge [SE180]), Eponge, + more

Birthplace: Nice, France

Associated periods or movements: Monochrome painting, Nouveau réalisme, Conceptual art

Nationality: France

Art Forms: Painting

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Daniel Spoerri is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous New Realism Artists
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Daniel Spoerri is a Swiss artist and writer born in Romania. Spoerri is best known for his "snare-pictures," a type of assemblage or object art, in which he captures a group of objects, such as the remains of meals eaten by individuals, including the plates, silverware and glasses, all of which are fixed to the table or board, which is then displayed on a wall. He also is widely acclaimed for his book, Topographie Anécdotée* du Hasard, a literary analog to his snare-pictures, in which he mapped all the objects located on his table at a particular moment, describing each with his personal recollections evoked by the object. ...more on Wikipedia

Artworks: Kichka's Breakfast I

Birthplace: Galați, Sud-Est, Romania

Associated periods or movements: Nouveau réalisme

Nationality: Switzerland

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Pierre Restany, was an internationally known French art critic and cultural philosopher. Restany was born in Amélie-les-Bains-Palalda, Pyrénées-Orientales, and spent his childhood in Casablanca. On returning to France in 1949 he attended the Lycée Henri-IV before studying at universities in France, Italy and Ireland. From their first meeting in 1955, Restany maintained a strong tie with Yves Klein. ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Amélie-les-Bains-Palalda, France

Associated periods or movements: Nouveau réalisme

Nationality: France

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Wayne Thiebaud is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous New Realism Artists
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Wayne Thiebaud is an American painter best known for his colorful works depicting commonplace objects—pies, lipsticks, paint cans, ice cream cones, pastries, and hot dogs—as well as for his landscapes and figures. He is associated with the Pop art movement because of his interest in objects of mass culture, although his early works, executed during the fifties and sixties, slightly predate the works of the classic pop artists. Thiebaud uses heavy pigment and exaggerated colors to depict his subjects, and the well-defined shadows characteristic of advertisements are almost always included in his work. ...more on Wikipedia

Artworks: Flatland River, Display Cakes, Cut Meringues, Sunset Streets

Birthplace: Mesa, Arizona, United States of America

Associated periods or movements: Bay Area Figurative Movement, Nouveau réalisme, Pop art

Nationality: United States of America

Art Forms: Painting, Printmaking

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