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List of 9 Social Realism Famous Artists Painters

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Edward Hopper

Edward Hopper (1931 - 1967) - United States (Upper Nyack)

Realism, New Realism, Social Realism, Abstract Expressionism

Edward Hopper (July 22, 1882 – May 15, 1967 ) was a prominent American realist painter and printmaker. While he was most popularly known for his oil paintings, he was equally proficient as a watercolorist and printmaker in etching. Both in his urban and rural scenes, his spare and finely calculated renderings reflected his personal vision of modern......


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......


Grant Wood

Grant Wood (1891 - 1942) - United States (Anamosa)

Regionalism, Post-Impressionism, Social Realism

Grant DeVolson Wood (February 13, 1891 – February 12, 1942) was an American painter best known for his paintings depicting the rural American Midwest, particularly American Gothic (1930), which has become an iconic painting of the 20th century. Wood was born in rural Iowa, 4 mi (6 km) east of Anamosa, in 1891. His mother moved the family to Cedar R......


Philip Guston

Philip Guston (1913 - 1980) - Canada (Montreal)

Abstract Expressionism, Neo Expressionism, Social Realism, Expressionism, Metaphysical Art

Philip Guston (pronounced like "rust"), born Phillip Goldstein (June 27, 1913 – June 7, 1980), was a painter and printmaker in the New York School, an art movement that included many abstract expressionists like Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning. In the late 1960s Guston helped to lead a transition from abstract expressionism to neo-expressioni......


Jose Clemente Orozco

Jose Clemente Orozco (1883 - 1949) - Mexico (Ciudad Guzmán)

Expressionism, Social Realism, Realism

José Clemente Orozco (November 23, 1883 – September 7, 1949) was a Mexican painter, who specialized in political murals that established the Mexican Mural Renaissance together with murals by Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and others. Orozco was the most complex of the Mexican muralists, fond of the theme of human suffering, but less realisti......


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......


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 ......




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