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Famous Artists Nationality Born Died Eras & Movements Famous Works (and creation dates)
Gabriel Von Max Czech / German 1840 1915 History painting Notable art works by Max Von Gabriel:
  • The Anatomist (1869)
  • The Child Murderer (1877)
  • St. Elizabeth (1881)
  • Monkeys as Critics (1889)
  • Victory of Truth (1904)
Gauguin, Paul French 1848 1903 Late Impressionism Notable art works by Paul Gauguin:
  • Rocks by the Sea (1886)
  • Breton Peasant Women (1886)
  • Landscape near Pont-Aven (1888)
  • Haymaking (1889)
  • Women in Tahiti (1891)
  • The Meal (1891)
  • The Market (1892)
  • Otahi (1893)
  • Contes Barbares (1902)
Gentileschi, Artemisia Italian 1593 1563 Baroque Notable art works by Artemisia Gentileschi:
  • Judith Slaying Holofernes (1614-1620)
  • Susanna and the Elders (1610)
  • Self-Portrait as the Allegory of Painting (1639)
  • Judith and her Maidservant (1613)
  • Esther and Ahasuerus (1630)
  • Madonna and Child (1613)
  • Danae (1612)
  • Self-Portrait as a Lute Player (1616-1618)
  • Allegory of Inclination (1615)
  • Jael and Sisera (1620)
Géricault, Théodore French 1791 1824 Romantic Notable art works by Théodore Géricault:
  • Hussar officer (1814)
  • The Raft of the Medusa (1819)
  • The Woman with Gambling Mania (1822)
Giotto di Bondone Italian 1267 1337 Gothic Notable art works by Giotto di Bondone:
  • Stigmatization of St. Francis (1300)
  • Lamentation of Christ (1305)
  • Last Supper (1306)
Gogh, Vincent Van Dutch 1853 1890 Late Impressionism Notable art works by Vicent Van Gogh:
  • The Potato Eaters (1885)
  • Sunflowers (1888) one of Van Gogh’s most famous paintings
  • Night Café (1888)
  • The Postman (1889)
  • The Starry Night (1889) another of his most famous paintings
  • Self-portrait without beard (1889)
  • Dr. Gachet (1890)
Goya, Francisco de Spanish 1746 1828 Romance, Rococo Notable art works by Francisco de Goya:
  • The Nude Maja (1800)
  • The Clothed Maja (1803)
  • The Execution of the Rebels (1814)
  • Girl with Parasol (1818)
  • Saturn Devouring His Son (1820-1823)
Grosz, George German / American 1893 1959 New Objectivity Notable art works by George Grosz:
  • Metropolis (1917)
  • Beauty, Thee Will I Praise (1918)
  • Pillars of Society (1926)
Grünewald, Matthias German 1480 1528 Gothic, Renaissance Notable art works by Matthias Grünewald:
  • Heller Altar (1511)
  • Isenheim Altarpiece (1512-1515)
  • The St. Erasmus and Mauritius (1520-1524)
Hals, Frans Dutch 1581 1640 Baroque, prolific portrait painter, at least 222 portraits Notable art works by Frans Hals:
  • The Banquet of the Officers (1616)
  • The Rommel Pot Player (1618-22)
  • The Bohemian Girl (1629)
  • Malle Balle (1633-35)
  • René Descartes (1649)
Haring, Keith American 1958 1990 Pop Art, Graffiti artist Notable art works by Keith Haring:
  • Big Bad Wolf (1984)
  • Andy Mouse (1985)
  • Girl with Cigarette (1988)
Heckel, Erich German 1883 1970 Expressionism, Die Brücke member Notable art works by Erich Heckel:
  • Red Houses (1908)
  • Man and Girl (1909)
  • The Sleeping Pechstein (1910)
  • Bathers in the Pond (1910)
  • Landscape near Dresden (1910)
  • Two Men at the Table (1912)
  • Madmen Eating (1914)
  • Two Women (1923)
  • Fall in Schleswig (1943)
Hepworth, Jocelyn Barbara British / English 1903 1975 Modern Art, Modernism, Abstract Art / artist and sculptor Notable art works by Dame Jocelyn Barbara Hepworth:
  • Single Form (1961) sculpture
  • Two Forms / Divided Circle (1969) sculpture
  • Curved Form / Bryher (1961) sculpture
  • Three Forms (1935) sculpture
  • Winged Figure (1963) sculpture
  • Figure for Landscape (1960) sculpture
  • Sphere with Inner Form (1963-1965) sculpture
  • Two Figures (1968) sculpture
  • Sea Form / Atlantic (1964) sculpture
  • Elegy III (1966) sculpture
  • Blue and green / arthroplasty (1947) painting
Hogarth, William British 1697 1764 Rococo Notable art works by William Hogarth:
  • The Orgy (1734)
  • The Strode Family (1738)
  • The Shrimp Girl (1745)
Hokusai, Katsushika Japanese 1760 1849 Ukiyo -e (woodblock sections) Notable art works by Katsushika Hokusai:
  • 53 Stations of the Tokaido Road (series from 1802)
  • Tamagawa (1823-29)
  • 36 Views of Mount Fuji (1829-1833)
  • The Great Wave at Kanagawa (1830)
  • 100 Ghost Stories (series from 1830)
  • Oceans of Wisdom (1832-1834)
  • Lake Suwa (1833)
  • Passion (1835) a woodcut
Holbein the Younger, Hans German 1497 1543 Renaissance Notable art works by Hans Holbein the Younger:
  • Erasmus of Rotterdam (1523)
  • Lady with Squirrel and Star (1526-1528)
  • Thomas More (1527)
  • Portrait of the Holbein Family (1528)
  • The Merchant Gisze George (1532)
  • Henry VIII (1537)
Hopper, Edward American 1882 1967 Realism, Surrealism Notable art works by Edward Hopper:
  • Chop Suey (1929)
  • Early Sunday Morning (1930)
  • Hotel Room (1931)
  • Nighthawks (1941)
  • Second Story Sunlight (1960)
  • Woman in the Sun (1961)
Hundertwasser, Friedensreich Austrian 1928 2000 Abstract art, also architect Notable art works by Friedensreich Hundertwasser:
  • Many Transparent Heads (1949)
  • 666 Good Morning City (1969-1970)
  • The Doge (1982)
  • Living Beneath the Rain Tower (1994)
Immendorff, Jörg German 1945 2007 Modern Notable art works by Jörg Immendorff:
  • Café Deutschland (1977-1983) a series of 16 pictures
  • Self-Portrait with Potatoes (1991)
  • Sons of the Sun (1997)
Jawlensky, Alexej von German / Russian 1865 1941 Expressionism Notable art works by Alexej von Jawlensky:
  • The White Feather (1909)
  • Portrait of the Dancer Alexander Sacharoff (1909)
Kahlo, Frida Mexican 1907 1954 Surrealism Notable art works by Kahlo Frida:
  • Self-Portrait with Monkey (1938)
  • Suicide of Dorothy Hale (1939)
  • The Two Fridas (1939)
Kandinsky, Wassily German / Russian 1866 1944 Expressionism, Blauer Reiter member Notable art works by Wassily Kandinsky:
  • Riding Couple (1906-1907)
  • Murnau with Church I (1910)
  • Improvisations 9 (1910)
  • Composition VII (1913) one of Kandinsky’s most famous paintings
  • Several Circles (1926)
  • Accent on Rose (1926)
Kelly, Ellsworth American 1923 Hard edge painting, graphic design Notable art works by Kelly Ellsworth:
  • Apples (1949)
  • Colors for a Large Wall (1951)
  • Line Form Color (series 1951)
  • Sculpture for a Large Wall (1957)
  • Running White (1959)
  • Brooklyn Bridge VII (1962)
  • Suite of Twenty-Seven Colors (1964-65)
Kirchner, Ernst Ludwig German 1880 1938 Expressionism, Die Brücke member Notable art works by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner:
  • The Red Tower in Halle (1911)
  • Circus Rider (1912)
  • Vaudeville (1912/1913)
  • Five Women on the Street (1913)
  • Street Scene in Berlin (1913)
  • Two Brothers M. (1921)
Klee, Paul German 1879 1940 Expressionism, Abstract art, Surrealism, Modern art. Bauhaus and Blauer Reiter member Notable art works by Paul Klee:
  • Red and White Domes (1914)
  • Tree Landscape (1920)
  • Red Balloon (1922)
  • The Goldfish (1926)
  • The Grey and the Coast (1938)
  • Forest Witch (1938)
  • Death and Fire (1940)
Klein, Yves French 1928 1962 Abstract Art Notable art works by Yves Klein:
  • IKB 79 (1959)
  • Blue Sponge Relief (1960)
  • Monochrome Blue (1961)
Klimt, Gustav Austrian 1862 1918 Art Nouveau Notable art works by Gustav Klimmt:
  • Birch Forest I (1902)
  • Hope (1903)
  • The Three Ages of Woman (1905)
  • Hope II (1907)
  • The Kiss (1908)
  • Salome (1909)
  • Park (1910)
  • Apple Tree (1912)
  • Avenue in Schloss Kammer Park (1912)
  • Italian Garden Landscape (1913)
  • Johanna Staude (1918)
Knight, Laura
English 1877 1970 Impressionist Laura Knight had a long and successful career including many firsts:
  • 1929: First female artist to become a Dame of the British Empire.
  • 1946: Only British painter at the Nuremberg trials.
  • 1914-1945: Only female war artist commissioned in both World Wars.
  • 1936: The first woman elected to full membership of the Royal Academy.
  • 1965: First large retrospective exhibition at the Royal Academy for a woman in 1965.
  • was the first for a woman

Notable art works by Dame Laura Knight (née Johnson) feature ballet, Gypsies and circus performers in and around London along with The Nuremberg Trial (1946).

Krassner, Lenore “Lee” American (USA) 1908 1994 Abstract Expressionism, Modern Art Notable art works by Lenore “Lee” Krassner:
  • Seated Nude (1940)
  • Rising Green (1972)
  • Night Creatures (1965)
  • Summer Play (1962)
  • The Sun Woman II (1958)
  • Shellflower (1947)
  • Number 3 (1951) untitled
  • Hieroglyphs No. 12 (1969)
  • Cool White (1959)
  • Gaea (1966)
Le Brun, Élisabeth Louise Vigée French 1755 1842 Rococo, Neoclassicism, Renaissance Notable art works by Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun, aka Madame Lebrun:
  • Portrait of Marie Antoinette (1783)
  • Marie-Antoinette de Lorraine-Habsbourg, queen of France, and her children (1787)
  • Self-portrait in a Straw Hat (1782)
  • Madame Grand (1783)
  • Marie-Antoinette, Queen of France (1755-1793) (1783)
  • Self-portrait with Her Daughter, Julie (1786)
  • Hyacinthe-Gabrielle Roland (1791)
  • Portrait of Madame du Barry (1781)
  • Portrait of Anna Pitt as Hebe (1792)
  • Madame d’Aguesseau de Fresnes (1789)
  • The Duchess de Polignac (1783)
Lichtenstein, Roy American 1923 1997 Pop Art Notable art works by Roy Lichtenstein:
  • Girl with a Ball (1961)
  • Whaaam! (1963) one of Roy Lichtenstein’s most famous paintings
  • Hopeless (1963)
  • Anxious Girl (1964)
Liebermann, Max German 1847 1935 Realism, Impressionism Notable art works by Max Libermann:
  • Plucking Geese (1872)
  • Potato Crop (1875)
  • Cobbler’s Workshop (1881)
  • Munich Beer Garden (1884)
  • The Net-Menders (1889)
  • Bathing Boys (1889)
  • Parrot Avenue (1902)
  • A Garden Restaurant on the River Havel (1916)
  • The Artist’s Garden in Wannsee (1918)
Macke, August German 1887 1914 Expressionism, Blauer Reiter member Notable art works by Auguste Macke:
  • Indians (1911)
  • Zoological Garden I (1912)
  • Promenade (1913)
  • Bathers (1913)
  • Lady in a Green Jacket (1913)
  • Red House in the Park (1914)
  • Girls under Trees (1914)
  • Farewell (1914)
Magritte, René French 1898 1967 Surrealism Notable art works by René Magritte:
  • The Threatened Murderer (1926)
  • The Empty Mask (1928)
  • The Treachery of Images (1929) one of Magritte’s most famous paintings
  • The Nature of Man (1933)
  • The Harvest (1943)
  • Haunted Castle (1950)
  • Golconda (1953)
Manet, Édouard French 1832 1883 Impressionism Notable art works by Édouard Manet:
  • The Absinthe Drinker (1859)
  • Breakfast on the Grass (1863)
  • Olympia (1863)
  • The Balcony (1868)
  • Breakfast in the Studio (1868)
  • The Railway (1873)
  • Peony Bouquet (1881)
  • Bar at the Folies-Bergère (1882)
Münter, Gabriele German 1877 1962 Expressionism, Blauer Reiter member Notable art works by Gabriele Münter:
  • Jawlensky and Werefkin (1909)
  • The Russian House (1931)
Matisse, Henri French 1869 1954 Impressionism, Fauvism Notable art works by Henri Matisse:
  • Woman With Hat (1905)
  • The Joy of Life (1905)
  • The Dance (1909) one of his most famous paintings
  • Self-portrait (1918)
  • Tea Time (1919)
  • Large reclining nude (1935)
  • Still life with Pomegranates (1947)
  • Blue Nude (1952)
  • Acanthes (1953) a papercut
Michelangelo Italian 1475 1564 Renaissance Notable art works by Michelangelo:
  • Pietà (1499) a marble sculpture
  • David (1501-1504), a marble sculpture
  • The Creation of Adam (1508-1512) ceiling fresco in the Sistine Chapel
  • The Last Judgement (1538-1541) ceiling fresco in the Sistine Chapel
Millet, Jean-François French 1814 1875 Realism, Barbizon school member Notable art works by Jean-François Millet:
  • The Gleaners (1857)
  • Angelus (1857-1859)
  • Spring (1868-1873)
Miró, Joan French 1893 1983 Cubism, Surrealism Notable art works/famous paintings by Joan Miró:
  • The Farm (1921-1922)
  • Carnival of Harlequins (1925)
  • L’Addition (1925)
  • Swallow / Love (1934)
  • Woman and Bird in the Moonlight (1949)
Mitchell, Joan
American (USA) 1925 1992 Abstract expressionism, Modern art Notable art works by Joan Mitchell:
  • City Landscape (1955)
  • Salut Tom (1979)
  • George Went Swimming at Barnes Hole, but It Got Too Cold (1957)
  • Tilleul (1978)
  • Edrita Fried (1981)
  • My Landscape II (1967)
  • Heel, Sit, Stay (1977)
  • Sunflower III (1969)
  • Girolata (1964)
  • Blue Territory (1972)
Modigliani, Amedeo Italian 1884 1920 Cubism Notable art works by Amedeo Modigliani:
  • The Jewess (1908)
  • The Cellist (1909)
  • Female Nude (1917)
  • Reclining Nude on White Pillow (1917)
  • Chaim Soutine (1917)
  • Portrait of Jeanne Hebuterne (1919)
  • Portrait of Lunia Czechowska (1919)
Mondrian, Piet Dutch 1872 1944 Abstract art Notable art works by Piet Mondrian:
  • Composition in Red, Blue, Black, Yellow and Gray (1921)
  • Tableau No. IV (1924)
  • Composition I (1925)
  • Broadway Boogie Woogie (1942-1943)
Monet, Claude French 1840 1926 Impressionism Notable art works by Claude Monet:
  • Luncheon on the Grass (1865/1866)
  • Beach at Trouville (1870)
  • Windmills near Zaandam (1871)
  • Impressions: Sunrise (1872) one of Monet’s most famous paintings
  • Park Monceau (1876)
  • Gare Saint Lazare (1877)
  • Bouquet of Sunflowers (1880)
  • Woman with a Parasol (1886)
  • Rouen Cathedral (1892-94)
  • Lily Pond (1899)
  • Houses of Parliament (1902)
  • Yellow Irises with Pink Cloud (1914-17)
  • Weeping Willow (1918 /19)
Morisot, Berthe French 1841 1895 Impressionism, Modern art, Realism. Member of The Impressionists Notable art works by Berthe Morisot
  • The Cradle (1872)
  • Woman at Her Toilette (1880)
  • The Harbor at Lorient (869)
  • Eugène Manet on the Isle of Wight (1875)
  • The Mother and Sister of the Artist (1870)
  • The Artist’s Sister at a Window (1869)
  • Julie Daydreaming (1894)
  • Hanging the Laundry out to Dry (1875)
  • The Garden at Bougival (1884)
  • Girl in a Boat with Geese (1889)
Mueller, Otto German 1874 1930 Expressionism, Die Brücke member Notable art works by Otto Mueller:
  • Lovers (1919)
  • Two Bathing Girls (1921)
  • Two girls in the Reeds (1926)
Munch, Edvard Norwegian 1863 1944 Expressionism Notable art works and famous paintings by Edvard Munch:
  • The Death Chamber (1896)
  • The Scream (1892-1895) one of Munch’s most famous paintings
  • Starry Night (1893)
  • Vampire II (1895/1902)
  • Frieze of Life (1902)

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