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New and Modern Masters

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  • Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859 - 1937)
    Henry Ossawa Tanner was an American artist and the first African-American painter to gain international acclaim. Tanner moved to Paris, France, in 1891 to study, and continued to live there after being...
  • Björk
    Björk Guðmundsdóttir OTF (/bjɜːrk/ BYURK, Icelandic: [pj%C5%93r%CC%A5k ˈkvʏðmʏntsˌtouʰtɪr̥] (About this soundlisten); born 21 November, 1965) is an Icelandic singer, songwriter, record producer, actres...
  • Matthew Barney
    Matthew Barney (born March 25, 1967) is an American contemporary artist and director who works in the fields of sculpture, film, photography and drawing, and whose works explore intertwining connection...
  • Константин Иванович Рождественский (1906 - 1997)
    советский и российский художник-супрематист, график, мастер эксподизайна. Народный художник РСФСР (1976). Действительный член АХ СССР (1979). Рождественский,_Константин_Иванович В Томске Константин ...
  • Ilya Grigorevich Chashnik (1902 - 1929)
    was a suprematist artist, a pupil of Kazimir Malevich and a founding member of the UNOVIS school.

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The Great Painters of Modern Art - from Mid 19th Century to end of 20th Century

Photo: Les Demoiselles d'Avignon by Pablo Picasso, 1907.

For Great painters from mid 13th to mid 19th centuries, please see: Old Masters

Selected Profiles of the most famous Great Painters of Modern Art (mid XIX to end XX C)

  • Édouard Manet (1832 – 1883) was a French painter. One of the first 19th-century artists to approach modern-life subjects, he was a pivotal figure in the transition from Realism to Impressionism. His early masterworks, The Luncheon on the Grass (Le déjeuner sur l'herbe), 1863, and Olympia, 1863, engendered great controversy and served as rallying points for the young painters who would create Impressionism. Today, they are considered watershed paintings that mark the genesis of modern art.


Profiles of other famous Great Painters (mid XIX to the end of XX C)

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