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Famous Rococo Artists

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

This list below has everything from Henrietta Johnston to Giovanni Battista Tiepolo.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the most famous Rococo artists?" and "Who are the best Rococo artists?"

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  • Jean-Honoré Fragonard (French: [ʒã onoʀe fʀaɡonɑʀ]; 4 April 1732 – 22 August 1806) was a French painter and printmaker whose late Rococo manner was distinguished by remarkable facility, exuberance, and hedonism. One of the most prolific artists active in the last decades of the Ancien Régime, Fragonard produced more than 550 paintings (not counting drawings and etchings), of which only five are dated. Among his most popular works are genre paintings conveying an atmosphere of intimacy and veiled eroticism. ...  more
    • Artworks: Portrait of a Man, The Bathers, The Bolt, The Swing, The Beloved Child
    • Birthplace: Grasse, France
    • Associated periods or movements: Rococo
    • Art Forms: Painting, Drawing
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    François Boucher (UK: BOO-shay, US: boo-SHAY, French: [fʁɑ̃swa buʃe]; 29 September 1703 – 30 May 1770) was a French painter, draughtsman and etcher, who worked in the Rococo style. Boucher is known for his idyllic and voluptuous paintings on classical themes, decorative allegories, and pastoral scenes. He was perhaps the most celebrated painter and decorative artist of the 18th century....  more
    • Artworks: The Toilet of Venus, Portrait of Marie-Louise O'Murphy, Are They Thinking about the Grape?, The Breakfast
    • Birthplace: Paris, France
    • Associated periods or movements: Rococo
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Jean-Antoine Watteau

    Jean-Antoine Watteau (French: [ʒɑ̃ ɑ̃twan vato]; baptised October 10, 1684 – died July 18, 1721), commonly referred to as Antoine Watteau, was a French painter whose brief career spurred the revival of interest in colour and movement, as seen in the tradition of Correggio and Rubens. He revitalized the waning Baroque style, shifting it to the less severe, more naturalistic, less formally classical, Rococo. Watteau is credited with inventing the genre of fête galantes, scenes of bucolic and idyllic charm, suffused with a theatrical air. Some of his best known subjects were drawn from the world of Italian comedy and ballet....  more
    • Artworks: The Embarkation for Cythera, The Dreamer (La Rveuse), Pierrot, L'Enseigne de Gersaint, Fte champtre (Pastoral Gathering)
    • Birthplace: Valenciennes, France
    • Associated periods or movements: Rococo
    • Art Forms: Painting, Drawing
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    Giovanni Battista Tiepolo ( tee-EP-ə-loh, Italian: [dʒoˈvanni batˈtista ˈtjɛːpolo]; March 5, 1696 – March 27, 1770), also known as Giambattista (or Gianbattista) Tiepolo, was an Italian painter and printmaker from the Republic of Venice who painted in the Rococo style. He was prolific, and worked not only in Italy, but also in Germany and Spain. Giovan Battista Tiepolo, together with Giambattista Pittoni, Canaletto, Giovan Battista Piazzetta, Giuseppe Maria Crespi and Francesco Guardi are considered the traditional Old Masters of that period. Successful from the beginning of his career, he has been described by Michael Levey as "the greatest decorative painter of eighteenth-century Europe,...  more
    • Artworks: Madonna and Child with Saints Dominic and Hyacinth, Armida Abandoned by Rinaldo, Rinaldo and Armida in Her Garden, Rinaldo Enchanted by Armida, A Seated Man and a Girl with a Pitcher
    • Birthplace: Venice, Scorzè, Italy
    • Associated periods or movements: Baroque, Rococo
    • Art Forms: Fresco, Painting, Drawing
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