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List of famous Young British Artists artists, with images, bios, and information about their notable works. All the greatest artists associated with the Young British Artists movement are included here, along with clickable names for more details on that particular painter or sculptor. These notable Young British Artists 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. Use this list to build a whole new one just like it, then re-rank it to fit your opinion. List artists range from Gillian Wearing to Damien Hirst. (39 items)
Gillian Wearing is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Young British Artists Artists
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Gillian Wearing CBE, RA (born 1963) is an English conceptual artist, one of the Young British Artists, and winner of the 1997 Turner Prize. In 2007 Wearing was elected as lifetime member of the Royal Academy of Arts in London. Her statue of the suffragist Millicent Fawcett stands in London's Parliament Square. ...more on Wikipedia

Artworks: Sixty minute silence, We as Warhol in Drag with Scar, Secrets and Lies, Me As Arbus, Signs that say what you want them to say and not Signs that say what someone else wants you to say, + more

Birthplace: Birmingham, United Kingdom

Associated periods or movements: Young British Artists, Conceptual art

Nationality: United Kingdom

Art Forms: Installation art

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Damien Hirst is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Young British Artists Artists
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Damien Steven Hirst (; born 7 June 1965) is an English artist, entrepreneur, and art collector. He is one of the Young British Artists (YBAs), who dominated the art scene in the UK during the 1990s. He is reportedly the United Kingdom's richest living artist, with his wealth valued at £215m in the 2010 Sunday Times Rich List. During the 1990s his career was closely linked with the collector Charles Saatchi, but increasing frictions came to a head in 2003 and the relationship ended.Death is a central theme in Hirst's works. He became famous for a series of artworks in which dead animals (including a shark, a sheep and a cow) are preserved—sometimes having been dissected—in formaldehyde. The ...more on Wikipedia

Artworks: For the Love of God, Mickey, The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living, Verity, Mother and Child, + more

Birthplace: Bristol, United Kingdom

Associated periods or movements: Contemporary art, Young British Artists

Nationality: United Kingdom

Art Forms: Installation art, Painting

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#17 of 25 on Every Single Thing And Person Morrissey Has Publicly Declared He Hates #87 of 88 on Famous Contemporary Artists, Ranked #22 of 25 on Artists Who Should Have Biopics, Ranked

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Steve McQueen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Young British Artists Artists
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Steven Rodney McQueen (born 9 October 1969) is a British film director and screenwriter. For his 2013 film 12 Years a Slave, a historical drama adaptation of an 1853 slave narrative memoir, he won an Academy Award, BAFTA Award for Best Film, and Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama, as a producer, and he also received the award for Best Director from the New York Film Critics Circle. McQueen is the first black filmmaker to win an Academy Award for Best Picture. McQueen frequently collaborates with actor Michael Fassbender, who has starred in three of McQueen's feature films. McQueen's other feature films are Hunger (2008), a historical drama about the 1981 Irish hunger strike, ...more on Wikipedia

Artworks: Girls, Tricky, Exodus, Drumroll

Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

Associated periods or movements: Contemporary art, Young British Artists

Nationality: Netherlands, United Kingdom, England

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#80 of 226 on The Greatest Living Directors, Ranked #4 of 39 on The Very Best Black Directors, Ranked #43 of 57 on 2019 Golden Globes: Biggest Snubs

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Sam Taylor-Wood is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Young British Artists Artists
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Samantha Louise Taylor-Johnson, OBE (née Taylor-Wood, born 4 March 1967) is an English filmmaker and photographer. Her directorial feature film debut came in 2009 with Nowhere Boy, a film based on the childhood experiences of the Beatles songwriter and singer John Lennon. She is one of a group of artists known as the Young British Artists. ...more on Wikipedia

Artworks: Soliloquy II, Soliloquy III, Soliloquy IV, Soliloquy I, Soliloquy V, + more

Birthplace: Croydon, London, United Kingdom

Associated periods or movements: Young British Artists

Nationality: United Kingdom

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