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“The world today doesn't make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do?”, Pablo Picasso. Help us build this list of the Best painters of the last 100 years! ( Edited by alexa )  

Best painters of the last 100 years
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Van Gogh Vincent

Vincent Willem van Gogh (30 March 1853 – 29 July 1890) was a Dutch Post-Impressionist artist.[1] His paintings and drawings include some of the world's best known, most popular and most expensive pieces. Van Gogh spent his early adult life working for a firm of art dealers. After a brief spell as a teacher, he became a missionary worker in a very poor mining region. He did not embark upon a career as an artist until 1880. Initially, Van Gogh worked only with sombre colours, until he encountered Impressionism and Neo-Impressionism in Paris. He incorporated their brighter colours and style of painting into a uniquely recognizable style, which was fully developed during the time he spent at Arles, France. He produced more than 2,000 works, including around 900 paintings and 1,100 drawings and sketches, during the last ten years of his life.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vincent_van_Gogh

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salvador dali

Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, 1st Marquis of Púbol (May 11, 1904 – January 23, 1989), was a Spanish Catalan surrealist painter born in Figueres. Dalí was a skilled draftsman, best known for the striking and bizarre images in his surrealist work. His painterly skills are often attributed to the influence of Renaissance masters. His best known work, The Persistence of Memory, was completed in 1931. Salvador Dalí's artistic repertoire also included film, sculpture, and photography. He collaborated with Walt Disney on the unfinished Academy Award-nominated short cartoon Destino, which was completed and released posthumously in 2003. He also collaborated with Alfred Hitchcock on the dream sequence from his 1945 film Spellbound.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salvador_dali

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Pablo Picasso

Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Martyr Patricio Clito Ruíz y Picasso (October 25, 1881 – April 8, 1973) was an Andalusian-Spanish painter, draughtsman, and sculptor. As one of the most recognized figures in twentieth-century art, he is best known for co-founding the Cubist movement and for the wide variety of styles embodied in his work. Among his most famous works are the proto-Cubist Les Demoiselles d'Avignon (1907) and his depiction of the German bombing of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War, Guernica (1937).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Picasso

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Leonardo Da vinci

Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (pronunciation (help·info)), April 15, 1452 – May 2, 1519) was an Italian polymath, having been a scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, painter, sculptor, architect, botanist, musician and writer. Born as the illegitimate son of a notary, Piero da Vinci, and a peasant woman, Caterina, at Vinci in the region of Florence, Leonardo was educated in the studio of the renowned Florentine painter, Verrocchio. Much of his earlier working life was spent in the service of Ludovico il Moro in Milan. He later worked in Rome, Bologna and Venice, spending his final years in France at the home given to him by King François I. Leonardo has often been described as the archetype of the "Renaissance man", a man whose seemingly infinite curiosity was equalled only by his powers of invention. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest painters of all time and perhaps the most diversely talented person ever to have lived.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonardo_da_vinci

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gustav klimt

Gustav Klimt (July 14, 1862 – February 6, 1918) was an Austrian Symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Art Nouveau (Vienna Secession) movement. His major works include paintings, murals, sketches, and other art objects, many of which are on display in the Vienna Secession gallery. Klimt's primary subject was the female body,[1] and his works are marked by a frank eroticism--nowhere is this more apparent than in his numerous drawings in pencil.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustav_klimt

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Jean-Michel Basquiat

With his start in graffiti during the 80's, Basquiat's work influences many young artists today.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Michel_Basquiat

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Rembrandt

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (July 15, 1606 – October 4, 1669) was a Dutch painter and etcher. He is generally considered one of the greatest painters and printmakers in European art history and the most important in Dutch history. His contributions to art came in a period that historians call the Dutch Golden Age. Having achieved youthful success as a portrait painter, his later years were marked by personal tragedy and financial hardship. Yet his drawings and paintings were popular throughout his lifetime, his reputation as an artist remained high and for twenty years he taught nearly every important Dutch painter. Rembrandt's greatest creative triumphs are exemplified especially in his portraits of his contemporaries, self-portraits and illustrations of scenes from the Bible. The self-portraits form a unique and intimate biography, in which the artist surveyed himself without vanity and with the utmost sincerity.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rembrandt

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Emily Carr

Emily Carr (December 13, 1871 – March 2, 1945) was a Canadian artist and writer heavily inspired by the indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast. The Canadian Encyclopedia describes her as a "Canadian icon".
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emily_Carr

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Frida Kahlo

A Mexican Painter who kept it real. Vibrant colors and honest imagery.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frida_Kahlo

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Marc Chagall

Phenomenal colors. Dreamlike imagery. An escape from reality. Check out his theater paintings as well!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marc_Chagall

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Rubens

Peter Paul Rubens (June 28, 1577 – May 30, 1640) was a prolific seventeenth-century Flemish Baroque painter, and a proponent of an exuberant Baroque style that emphasized movement, color, and sensuality. He is well-known for his Counter-Reformation altarpieces, portraits, landscapes, and history paintings of mythological and allegorical subjects. In addition to running a large studio in Antwerp which produced paintings popular with nobility and art collectors throughout Europe, Rubens was a classically-educated humanist scholar, art collector, and diplomat who was knighted by both Philip IV, king of Spain, and Charles I, king of England.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubens

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Mark Rothko

Mark Rothko, born Marcus Rothkowitz (Latvian: Marks Rotko; September 25, 1903–February 25, 1970), was a Latvian-born American painter and printmaker who is classified as an abstract expressionist, although he rejected not only the label but even being called an abstract painter.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Rothko

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Jackson Pollock

Paul Jackson Pollock (January 28, 1912 – August 11, 1956) was an influential American painter and a major force in the abstract expressionist movement. He was married to noted abstract painter Lee Krasner.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackson_Pollock

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If these are supposed to be the top artists of the last 100 years someone is clearly delusional... because DaVinci does not fall in that time line, neither do like half the artists featured here. So annoying.

Posted 2 years ago

leaving a few artists like pablo picasso and henri matisse it is the most ridiculous list ever. where is edward hopper?????????????????????

Posted 3 years ago

One of the most ridiculous lists ever. How about a list of the greatest contemporary artists? My vote to Phidias of Athens.

Posted 3 years ago

http://www.makefive.com/categories/entertainment/art/best-painters-of-the-last-100-years

Posted 3 years ago

where's iman maleki?

Posted 4 years ago

You can add him, you know?

Posted 4 years ago

Cannot believe that Edward Hopper does not appear in this list! Ridiculous!

Posted 4 years ago

That's the tough part with lists that anyone can add to. Some will add items that just don't fit. That being said, the group dialogue is useful. Perhaps use this as a forum to discuss, and educate others?

Posted 4 years ago

This list does not make sense. The last 100 years should not include Vincent, Leonardo, Rubens and a few others. If this is the case, where in the hell is Michelangelo Buonarroti? What a joke. Not going to bother wasting my time by voting.

Posted 4 years ago

@artistical: There's one thing to saying others' selections are idiotic, another to actually contributing. If you don't vote, the list stays as it is.

Posted 4 years ago

basquiat and emily carr greater than monet, rubens and chagall?

an idiotic list.

Posted 4 years ago

Excellent

Posted 5 years ago

It's in the title of the topic people.

Posted 6 years ago

Some people aren't considering the "last 100 years"...

Posted 6 years ago
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