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List of famous Post-Impressionism artists, with images, bios, and information about their notable works. All the greatest artists associated with the Post-Impressionism movement are included here, along with clickable names for more details on that particular painter or sculptor. These notable Post-Impressionism period artists are organized by popularity, so the best artists are at the top of the list. If you think the best Post-Impressionism artist isn't as high as they should be then be sure to give them an upvote.

A list made up of artists like Vincent van Gogh and Paul Cézanne.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the most famous Post-Impressionism artists?" and "Who are the best Post-Impressionism artists?"

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Vincent van Gogh is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Post-Impressionist Artists
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Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Willem van Gogh was a major Post-Impressionist painter. He was a Dutch artist whose work had a far-reaching influence on 20th-century art. His output includes portraits, self portraits, landscapes and still lifes of cypresses, wheat fields and sunflowers. Van Gogh drew as a child but did not paint until his late twenties; he completed many of his best-known works during the last two years of his life. In just over a decade he produced more than 2,100 artworks, including 860 oil paintings and more than 1,300 watercolors, drawings, sketches and prints. Van Gogh was born to upper middle class parents and spent his early adulthood working for a firm of art dealers. He traveled between ...more on Wikipedia

Artworks: The Starry Night, The Potato Eaters, Vase with Fifteen Sunflowers, Portrait of Adeline Ravoux, Portrait of Dr. Gachet (First Version), + more

Birthplace: Zundert, Kingdom of the Netherlands

Associated periods or movements: Post-Impressionism

Nationality: Netherlands

Art Forms: Painting, Printmaking, Drawing

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Paul Cézanne is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Post-Impressionist Artists
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Paul Cézanne


Paul Cézanne was a French artist and Post-Impressionist painter whose work laid the foundations of the transition from the 19th-century conception of artistic endeavour to a new and radically different world of art in the 20th century. Cézanne's often repetitive, exploratory brushstrokes are highly characteristic and clearly recognizable. He used planes of colour and small brushstrokes that build up to form complex fields. The paintings convey Cézanne's intense study of his subjects. Cézanne can be said to form the bridge between late 19th-century Impressionism and the early 20th century's new line of artistic enquiry, Cubism. Both Matisse and Picasso are said to have remarked that Cézanne ...more on Wikipedia

Artworks: The Basket of Apples, The Large Bathers, Still Life with Apples, Madame Cézanne in a Yellow Chair, Mont Sainte-Victoire seen from Bellevue, + more

Birthplace: Aix-en-Provence, France

Associated periods or movements: Post-Impressionism, Cubism, Impressionism

Nationality: France

Art Forms: Painting, Drawing

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Paul Gauguin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Post-Impressionist Artists
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Paul Gauguin


Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin was a French Post-Impressionist artist who was not well appreciated until after his death. Gauguin was later recognized for his experimental use of color and synthetist style that were distinguishably different from Impressionism. His work was influential to the French avant-garde and many modern artists, such as Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse. Gauguin’s art became popular after his death; partially from the efforts of art dealer Ambroise Vollard who organized exhibitions of his work late in his career, as well as assisting in organizing two important posthumous exhibitions in Paris. Many of his paintings were in the possession of Russian collector Sergei Shchukin ...more on Wikipedia

Artworks: Tahitian Women on the Beach, L'Allee des Alyscamps, Still Life with Three Puppies, Vision After the Sermon, Landscape from Pont-Aven, + more

Birthplace: Paris, France

Associated periods or movements: Post-Impressionism

Nationality: France

Art Forms: Sculpture, Ceramic art, Painting, Printmaking

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Georges-Pierre Seurat is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Post-Impressionist Artists
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Georges-Pierre Seurat was a French Post-Impressionist painter and draftsman. He is noted for his innovative use of drawing media and for devising the painting techniques known as chromoluminarism and pointillism. His large-scale work, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, altered the direction of modern art by initiating Neo-impressionism, and is one of the icons of late 19th-century painting. ...more on Wikipedia

Artworks: A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, Can-Can, The Lighthouse at Honfleur, Gray weather^! Grande Jatte, The Channel at Gravelines^! Evening, + more

Birthplace: Paris, France

Associated periods or movements: Divisionism, Modern art, Post-Impressionism, Neo-impressionism, Pointillism

Nationality: France

Art Forms: Painting

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