Famous Abstract Painters - List of Famous Abstract Painters

Abstract art reflects a departure from reality in depiction of imagery in art. Artistic independence for artists was advanced during the 19th century, resulting in the creation of a new art form by the likes of James McNeill Whistler who was a leading proponent of the credo "art for art's sake". He placed greater emphasis on visual sensation than the depiction of objects, as did John Constable, J M W Turner, and Camille Corot. Spanish painter Pablo Picasso was a major proponent of the abstract art form and contributed immensely to the development of the genre. He is considered to be one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century. Russian painter and art theorist Wassily Wassilyevich Kandinsky is credited with painting one of the first purely abstract works. Dutch painter Pieter Cornelis "Piet" Mondriaan evolved a non-representational form which he termed neoplasticism, and became a major contributor to the De Stijl art movement. Paul Gauguin, Georges Seurat, Vincent van Gogh and Paul Cézanne also had an enormous impact on the development of the genre and led to the advent of 20th-century abstraction. This section provides you information about the life and works of famous abstract painters.

The Most Famous Abstract Painters

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Micheline Roquebrune1929French, MoroccanMicheline Roquebrune is a petite Moroccan-French painter best known as the third wife the legendary Scottish actor Sir Sean Connery
Henri MatisseDecember 31, 1869FrenchHenri Matisse was an eminent French artist
Kenneth NolandApril 10, 1924AmericanKenneth Noland was an American abstract painter
J. M. W. TurnerApril 23, 1775BritishJ.M.W
Piet MondrianMarch 7, 1872DutchPiet Mondrian was a famous Dutch painter
Arshile GorkyApril 15, 1904AmericanArshile Gorky was a talented Armenian born American painter
Mark RothkoSeptember 25, 1903AmericanMarcus Yakovlevich Rothkowitz was a painter of Latvian Jewish descent living in the United States of America
Paul CezanneJanuary 19, 1839FrenchPaul Cezanne was an influential post-impressionist painter known for his radically intense style, bold colours and brushstrokes
Ad ReinhardtDecember 24, 1913AmericanAd Reinhardt was an American abstract painter
Wassily KandinskyDecember 16, 1866RussianWassily Kandinsky was a Russian painter, popularly recalled in the art world as the Father of Abstract Art
Kenneth Noland

Kenneth Noland

Kenneth Noland was an American abstract painter

AmericanApril 10, 1924198 views

Arshile Gorky

Arshile Gorky was a talented Armenian born American painter

AmericanApril 15, 1904133 views

Robert Motherwell

Robert Motherwell was a prominent painter and writer from America

AmericanJanuary 24, 191591 views

Ad Reinhardt

Ad Reinhardt was an American abstract painter

AmericanDecember 24, 1913121 views

Wassily Kandinsky

Wassily Kandinsky was a Russian painter, popularly recalled in the art world as the Father of Abstract Art

RussianDecember 16, 1866109 views

Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein was an American pop artist famous for his comic strip paintings like ‘Whaam!’ and ‘Drowning Girl’

AmericanOctober 27, 1923102 views

Piet Mondrian

Piet Mondrian was a famous Dutch painter

DutchMarch 7, 1872136 views

Henri Matisse

Henri Matisse was an eminent French artist

FrenchDecember 31, 1869209 views

Micheline Roquebrune

Micheline Roquebrune is a petite Moroccan-French painter best known as the third wife the legendary Scottish actor Sir Sean Connery

French19292,989 views

Paul Cezanne

Paul Cezanne was an influential post-impressionist painter known for his radically intense style, bold colours and brushstrokes

FrenchJanuary 19, 1839131 views