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Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973) - Spain (Málaga)

Naive Art / Primitivism, Surrealism, Expressionism, Synthetic Cubism, Realism, Art Nouveau, Cubism, Symbolism, Abstract Art, Neo Expressionism, Analytical Cubism

Pablo Picasso (/pɪˈkɑːsoʊ, -ˈkæsoʊ/ Spanish: [ˈpaβlo piˈkaso] 25 October 1881 – 8 April 1973) was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright who spent most of his adult life in France. Regarded as one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, he is known for co-founding the Cubist movement, t......


Salvador Dali

Salvador Dali (1938 - 3183) - Spain (Figueres (Girona))

Surrealism, Cubism, Post-Impressionism, Symbolism, Verism, Abstract Art, Expressionism

Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, Marquis of Dalí de Púbol (11 May 1904 – 23 January 1989), known professionally as Salvador Dalí (/ˈdɑːli, dɑːˈli/ Catalan: [səɫβəˈðo ðəˈɫi] Spanish: [salβaˈðoɾ ðaˈli]), was a prominent Spanish surrealist artist born in Figueres (Girona), Catalonia, Spain. Dalí was a skilled draftsman, best known for ......


Paul Klee

Paul Klee (1879 - 1940) - Switzerland (Münchenbuchsee Near Bern)

Expressionism, Surrealism, Abstract Art, Cubism

Paul Klee (German: [paʊ̯l ˈkleː] 18 December 1879 – 29 June 1940) was a Swiss-German artist. His highly individual style was influenced by movements in art that included Expressionism, Cubism, and Surrealism. Klee was a natural draftsman who experimented with and eventually deeply explored color theory, writing about it extensively his lectures Wri......



Joan Miro

Joan Miro (1893 - 1937) - Spain (Barcelona)

Abstract Art, Abstract Expressionism, Suprematism, Surrealism, Cubism, Fauvism, Modernism, Naive Art / Primitivism, Realism

Joan Miró i Ferrà (Catalan: [ʒuˈan miˈɾo] 20 April 1893 – 25 December 1983) was a Spanish painter, sculptor, and ceramicist born in Barcelona. A museum dedicated to his work, the Fundació Joan Miró, was established in his native city of Barcelona in 1975, and another, the Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró, was established in his adoptive city of Palma de ......


Marc Chagall

Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985) - Belarus (Liozna)

Naive Art / Primitivism, Surrealism, Cubism, Expressionism, Fauvism

Marc Zakharovich Chagall (/ʃəˈɡɑːl/ shə-GAHL [nb 1] born Moishe Zakharovich Shagal 6 July [O.S. 24 June] 1887 – 28 March 1985) was a Russian-French artist of Belarusian Jewish origin. An early modernist, he was associated with several major artistic styles and created works in virtually every artistic format, including painting, book illustrations,......


Marcel Duchamp

Marcel Duchamp (1887 - 1968) - France (Blainville-Crevon)

Expressionism, Naive Art / Primitivism, Surrealism, Dadaism, Post-Impressionism, Cubism, Fauvism, Symbolism, Op-Art, Conceptual Art

Henri-Robert-Marcel Duchamp (French: [maʁsɛl dyʃɑ̃] 28 July 1887 – 2 October 1968) was a French-American painter, sculptor, chess player and writer whose work is associated with Cubism, conceptual art, and Dada, although he was careful about his use of the term Dada and was not directly associated with Dada groups. Duchamp is commonly regarded, alo......


Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo (1907 - 1954) - Mexico (Coyoacán)

Surrealism, Naive Art / Primitivism, Realism

Frida Kahlo de Rivera (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈfɾiða ˈkalo] born Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderón July 6, 1907 – July 13, 1954) was a Mexican painter, who mostly painted self-portraits. Inspired by Mexican popular culture, she employed a naïve folk art style to explore questions of identity, postcolonialism, gender, class, and race in Mexic......


Fernand Leger

Fernand Leger (1881 - 1955) - France (Argentan)

Cubism, Modernism, Purism, Tubism, Naive Art / Primitivism, Surrealism, Abstract Art, Suprematism, Orphism, Constructivism

Joseph Fernand Henri Léger (French: [leʒe] February 4, 1881 – August 17, 1955) was a French painter, sculptor, and filmmaker. In his early works he created a personal form of cubism which he gradually modified into a more figurative, populist style. His boldly simplified treatment of modern subject matter has caused him to be regarded as a forerunn......


Max Ernst

Max Ernst (1891 - 1976) - Germany (Brühl)

Dadaism, Surrealism, Naive Art / Primitivism, Cubism, Expressionism, Symbolism

Max Ernst (2 April 1891 – 1 April 1976) was a German painter, sculptor, graphic artist, and poet. A prolific artist, Ernst was a primary pioneer of the Dada movement and Surrealism. Max Ernst was born in Brühl, near Cologne, the third of nine children of a middle-class Catholic family. His father Philipp was a teacher of the deaf and an amateur pai......


Rene Magritte

Rene Magritte (1898 - 1967) - Belgium (Lessines)

Surrealism, Art Deco, Cubism, Post-Impressionism

René François Ghislain Magritte (French: [ʁəne fʁɑ̃swa ɡilɛ̃ maɡʁit] 21 November 1898 – 15 August 1967) was a Belgian surrealist artist. He became well known for creating a number of witty and thought-provoking images. Often depicting ordinary objects in an unusual context, his work is known for challenging observers' preconditioned perceptions of ......


Giorgio De Chirico

Giorgio De Chirico (1888 - 1978) - Greece (Volos)

Metaphysical Art, Neo-Baroque, Cubism, Neo-Classicism, Surrealism

Giorgio de Chirico (Italian: [ˈdʒordʒo deˈkiːriko] 10 July 1888 – 20 November 1978) was an Italian artist and writer. In the years before World War I, he founded the scuola metafisica art movement, which profoundly influenced the surrealists. After 1919, he became interested in traditional painting techniques, and worked in a neoclassical or neo-Ba......


Francis Picabia

Francis Picabia (1879 - 1953) - France (Paris)

Surrealism, Dadaism, Kitsch, Expressionism, Cubism, Abstract Art, Fauvism, Divisionism

Francis Picabia (French: [fʁɑ̃sis pikabja] born Francis-Marie Martinez de Picabia, 22 January 1879 – 30 November 1953) was a French avant-garde painter, poet and typographist. After experimenting with Impressionism and Pointillism, Picabia became associated with Cubism. His highly abstract planar compositions were colourful and rich in contrasts. H......


Diego Rivera

Diego Rivera (1886 - 1957) - Mexico (Guanajuato)

Naive Art / Primitivism, Social Realism, Realism, Art Deco, Neo-Classicism, Cubism, Surrealism

Diego María de la Concepción Juan Nepomuceno Estanislao de la Rivera y Barrientos Acosta y Rodríguez, known as Diego Rivera (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈdjeɣo riˈβeɾa] December 8, 1886 – November 24, 1957) was a prominent Mexican painter. His large frescoes helped establish the Mexican mural movement in Mexican art. Between 1922 and 1953, Rivera paint......


Paul Delvaux

Paul Delvaux (1897 - 1994) - Belgium (Wanze)

Surrealism, Post-Impressionism

Paul Delvaux (French: [dɛlvo] 23 September 1897 – 20 July 1994) was a Belgian painter famous for his paintings of female nudes. He was influenced by the works of Giorgio de Chirico, and was also briefly associated with surrealism. Delvaux was born in Wanze in the Belgian province of Liège, the son of a lawyer. The young Delvaux took music lessons, ......


Tamara De Lempicka

Tamara De Lempicka (1898 - 1980) - Russia (Warsaw)

Art Deco, Surrealism

Tamara Łempicka (born Maria Górska 16 May 1898 – 18 March 1980), also known as Tamara de Lempicka, was a Polish painter active in the 1920s and 1930s, who spent her working life in France and the United States. She is best-known for her polished Art-Deco portraits of aristocrats and the wealthy, and for her highly-stylized paintings of nudes. Born ......


Lucian Freud

Lucian Freud (1922 - 2011) - Germany (Berlin)

Expressionism, Realism, Surrealism

Lucian Michael Freud (/ˈluː.si.ən ˈfrɔɪd/ 8 December 1922 – 20 July 2011) was a British painter and draftsman, specializing in figurative art, and is known as one of the foremost 20th-century British portraitists. He was born in Berlin, the son of a Jewish architect and the grandson of Sigmund Freud. His family moved to Britain in 1933 to escape th......


Louise Joséphine Bourgeois

Louise Joséphine Bourgeois (1911 - 2010) - France (Paris)

Surrealism, Conceptual Art, Minimalism

Louise Joséphine Bourgeois (French: [lwiz buʁʒwa] ( listen) 25 December 1911 – 31 May 2010) was a French-American artist. Best known for her large-scale sculpture and installation art, Bourgeois was also a prolific painter and printmaker. She explored a variety of themes over the course of her long career including domesticity and the family, sexua......


George Grosz

George Grosz (1893 - 1959) - Germany (Berlin)

Verism, Dadaism, Futurism, Cubism, Expressionism, Naive Art / Primitivism, Surrealism

George Grosz (July 26, 1893 – July 6, 1959) was a German artist known especially for his caricatural drawings and paintings of Berlin life in the 1920s. He was a prominent member of the Berlin Dada and New Objectivity group during the Weimar Republic. He emigrated to the United States in 1933, and became a naturalized citizen in 1938. Abandoning th......


David Alfaro Siqueiros

David Alfaro Siqueiros (1896 - 1974) - Mexico (Camargo)

Expressionism, Social Realism, Surrealism, Art Deco

David Alfaro Siqueiros (born José de Jesús Alfaro Siqueiros, December 29, 1896, in Chihuahua – January 6, 1974, in Cuernavaca, Morelos) was a Mexican social realist painter, better known for his large murals in fresco. Along with Diego Rivera and José Clemente Orozco, he established "Mexican Muralism." He was a Marxist-Leninist in support of the So......


Remedios Varo

Remedios Varo (1865 - 1911) - Spain (Anglés)

Surrealism, Surrealism

Remedios Varo Uranga (16 December 1908 – 8 October 1963) was a Spanish-Mexican para-surrealist painter and anarchist. Born in Girona, Spain in 1908, she studied at the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, Madrid. She is known as one of the world famous para-surrealist artists of the 20th Century. During the Spanish Civil War she fled to P......


André Aimé René Masson

André Aimé René Masson (1896 - 1987) - France (Balagny-Sur-Thérain)

Surrealism, Surrealism

André-Aimé-René Masson (4 January 1896 – 28 October 1987) was a French artist. Masson was born in Balagny-sur-Thérain, Oise, but when he was eight his father's work took the family first briefly to Lille and then to Brussels. He began his study of art at the age of eleven at the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, under the guidance of Cons......


Man Ray

Man Ray (1890 - 1976) - United States (Philadelphia)

Cubism, Dadaism, Surrealism

Man Ray (born Emmanuel Radnitzky August 27, 1890 – November 18, 1976) was an American visual artist who spent most of his career in France. He was a significant contributor to the Dada and Surrealist movements, although his ties to each were informal. He produced major works in a variety of media but considered himself a painter above all. He was b......


Yves Tanguy

Yves Tanguy (1900 - 1955) - France (Paris)

Surrealism, Surrealism

Raymond Georges Yves Tanguy (January 5, 1900 – January 15, 1955), known as Yves Tanguy, was a French surrealist painter. Tanguy, the son of a retired navy captain, was born at the Ministry of Naval Affairs on Place de la Concorde in Paris, France. His parents were both of Breton origin.[citation needed] After his father's death in 1908, his mother ......


Alberto Giacometti

Alberto Giacometti (1901 - 1966) - Switzerland (Borgonovo)

Surrealism, Expressionism, Post-Impressionism, Naive Art / Primitivism

Alberto Giacometti (Italian pronunciation: [alˈbɛrto dʒakoˈmetti] 10 October 1901 – 11 January 1966) was a Swiss sculptor, painter, draughtsman and printmaker. He was born in the canton Graubünden's southerly alpine valley Val Bregaglia, as the eldest of four children to Giovanni Giacometti, a well-known post-Impressionist painter and Annetta Giaco......


David Davidovich Burliuk

David Davidovich Burliuk (1882 - 1967) -

Post-Impressionism, Realism, Naive Art / Primitivism, Futurism, Cubo-Futurism, Fauvism, Surrealism, Abstract Art

David Davidovich Burliuk (Ukrainian and Russian: Дави́д Дави́дович Бурлю́к 21 July 1882 – 15 January 1967) was a Russian and Ukrainian Futurist, Neo-Primitivist, book illustrator, publicist, and author associated with Russian Futurism. Burliuk is often described as "the father of Russian Futurism." David Burliuk was born in 1882 in Semyrotivka near......


Paul Cesar Helleu

Paul Cesar Helleu (1859 - 1927) - France (Vannes)

Post-Impressionism, Surrealism

Paul César Helleu (17 December 1859 – 23 March 1927) was a French oil painter, pastel artist, drypoint etcher, and designer, best known for his numerous portraits of beautiful society women of the Belle Époque. He also conceived the ceiling mural of night sky constellations for Grand Central Terminal in New York City. He was also the father of Jean......


Jacek Yerka

Jacek YerkaJacek Yerka Poland (Toruń)

Surrealism, Surrealism

Jacek Yerka (born Jacek Kowalski in 1952) is a Polish surrealist painter from Toruń. Yerka's work has been exhibited in Poland, Germany, Monaco, France, and the United States, and may be found in the museums of Poland. Jacek Yerka was born in Toruń, Poland, in 1952. He was born into an artistic family with both his parents graduates from a local Fi......


Octavio Ocampo

Octavio OcampoOctavio Ocampo Mexico (Celaya)

Surrealism, Surrealism

Octavio Ocampo (born 28 February 1943 in Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico) is a Mexican surrealist painter. He grew up in a family of designers, and studied art from early childhood. At art school, Ocampo constructed papier mache figures for floats, altars, and ornaments that were used during carnival parades and other festivals. In high school, Ocampo p......


Dimitris Mytaras

Dimitris MytarasDimitris Mytaras Greece (Chalkis)

Expressionism, Realism, Abstract Art, Surrealism

Dimitris Mytaras (Greek: Δημήτρης Μυταράς 18 June 1934 – 16 February 2017) was a Greek artist who is considered one of the important Greek painters of the 20th century. His work was mainly inspired by the human figure, and a combination of naturalism and expressionism. From the 1960s onward, Mytaras moved in the direction of naturalism, while from ......


Will Barnet

Will Barnet (1911 - 2012) - United States (Beverly)

Social Realism, Naive Art / Primitivism, Surrealism, Expressionism, Realism

Will Barnet (May 25, 1911 – November 13, 2012) was an American artist known for his paintings, watercolors, drawings, and prints depicting the human figure and animals, both in casual scenes of daily life and in transcendent dreamlike worlds. Born in 1911 in Beverly, Massachusetts, Barnet knew by the age of ten that he wanted to be an artist. As a ......


Zdislav Beksinski

Zdislav Beksinski (1929 - 2005) - Poland (Sanok)

Surrealism, Surrealism




Konstantin Alexeyevich Vasilyev

Konstantin Alexeyevich Vasilyev (1942 - 1976) - Russia (Maykop)

Realism, Symbolism, Surrealism


Michael Sowa

Michael SowaMichael Sowa Germany

Surrealism, Surrealism


Jorge José Castillo Casalderrey

Jorge José Castillo Casalderrey -

Surrealism, Surrealism


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