Renowned Art

Artists born in the 20th century (1901 - 2000)
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BalthusBalthus (Balthazar Klossowski de Rola) (February 29, 1908 in Paris – February 18, 2001) was an esteemed Polish modern artist whose work was ultimately anti-modern.
Henri Cartier-BressonHenri Cartier-Bresson (August 22, 1908 – August 3, 2004) was a French photographer considered to be the father of modern photojournalism, an early adopter of the 35 mm format, and the master of candid photography. He helped develop the "street photography" style that has influenced generations of photographers that followed.
Lee KrasnerLee Krasner (October 27, 1908 - June 19, 1984) was an influential abstract expressionist painter in the second half of the 20th Century. In 1945, Krasner married artist Jackson Pollock, who was also influential in the Abstract Expressionism movement.
Victor VasarelyVictor Vasarely (Vásárhelyi Győző) (9 April 1908, Pécs - 15 March 1997, Paris) was a Hungarian French artist often acclaimed as the father of Op-art. Working as a graphic artist in the 1930s he created what is considered the first Op-art piece — Zebra, consisting of curving black and white stripes, indicating the direction his work would take.
Francis BaconFrancis Bacon (October 28, 1909 - April 28, 1992) was an Anglo-Irish expressionist artist and painter.
Franz KlineFranz Kline (May 23, 1910 - May 13, 1962) was an American painter mainly associated with the Abstract Expressionist group which was centered, geographically, around New York, and temporally, in the 1940s and 1950s; but not limited to that setting. He was born in 1910 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA and died in New York, New York, USA in 1962.
Romare BeardenRomare Bearden (September 2, 1911, in Charlotte, North Carolina - March 12, 1988 in New York City) was an African-American artist and writer.
Louise BourgeoisLouise Bourgeois (born December 25, 1911) is an artist and sculptor.
William BaziotesWilliam Baziotes (1912 – 1963) was an American painter influenced by Surrealism and was a contributor to Abstract Expressionism.
Chen ChiChen Chi (1912 - August 4, 2005) was born in Wusih, Kiangsu, China in 1912. In the 1930s he studied painting, seeking new aesthetic expression and ideals at a time when China was searching for her new life.

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