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List of famous Orientalism artists, with images, bios, and information about their notable works. All the greatest artists associated with the Orientalism movement are included here, along with clickable names for more details on that particular painter or sculptor. These notable Orientalism 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 can use this fact-based list to create a new list, re-rank it to fit your views, then publish it. Items on this list include Fausto Zonaro and Robert Talbot Kelly. (5 items)
Jean-Léon Gérôme is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Orientalism Artists
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Jean-Léon Gérôme was a French painter and sculptor in the style now known as Academicism. The range of his oeuvre included historical painting, Greek mythology, Orientalism, portraits and other subjects, bringing the Academic painting tradition to an artistic climax. He is considered one of the most important painters from this academic period, and in addition to being a painter, he was also a teacher with a long list of students. ...more

Birthplace: Vesoul, France

Associated periods or movements: Orientalism, Academic art

Nationality: France

Art Forms: Sculpture, Painting

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Robert Talbot Kelly is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Orientalism Artists
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Robert Talbot Kelly


Robert George Talbot Kelly was an English orientalist landscape and genre painter, author and illustrator. Kelly was born in Birkenhead, Cheshire, the son of Irish landscape artist Robert George Kelly. He left school in 1876 to take up work in a firm of cotton traders, but was also taught art by his father, exhibiting under the name R. G. Kelly Jnr. ...more

Birthplace: Birkenhead, United Kingdom

Associated periods or movements: Orientalism

Nationality: United Kingdom

Art Forms: Painting


Ludwig Deutsch was an Austrian painter who settled in Paris. Deutsch came from a well-established Jewish family. His father was a financier at the Austrian court. He studied at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts 1872-1875, then, in 1878, moved to Paris where he became strongly associated with Orientalism. He was on good terms with another Austrian Orientalist in Paris, Rudolf Ernst. ...more

Associated periods or movements: Orientalism

Nationality: Austria

Art Forms: Painting

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Leona Wood is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Orientalism Artists
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Leona Wood


Leona Wood was a 20th-century American painter, dancer, writer and co-founder of the Aman International Folk Ensemble. Her early paintings were considered a part of the Surrealism school. ...more

Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Associated periods or movements: Orientalism, Surrealism

Nationality: United States of America

Art Forms: Painting