Top Ten Cubist Painters

Top Ten Cubist Painters

       Cubism is an art movement in the 20th century that completely changed European painting. Instead of viewing and displaying subjects from one fixed angle, Cubism breaks the subject up into a multiplicity of facets. This way several different aspects/faces of the subject can be displayed simultaneously. Cubism presented a new reality in painting. Inspired by Paul Cezanne and Georges Seurat, Cubism found its roots in the collaboration between Pablo Picasso (Spain) and Georges Braque (France) between 1907 and 1914. The Cubist movement itself was not very long-lived or widespread, but it did have a massive influence on latter 20th century art movements such as precisionism, futurism and to some degree also expressionism.

  1. Pablo Picasso

    Picasso’s father, José Ruiz y Blasco, was himself a painter and for most of his life was a professor of art at Spanish colleges. It is from Don José that Picasso learned the basics of formal academic art training – figure drawing, and painting in oil. Although Picasso attended art schools throughout his childhood, often those his father taught at, he never finished his college level course of study at the Royal Academy of San Fernando in Madrid, leaving after less than a year.
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  2. Liubov Popova (1889-1924)

           Liubov Sergeyevna Popova was born April 24, 1889 near Moscow. She grew up in an enlightened merchant family with a strong interest in art, especially Italian Renaissance painting. At eleven years old she began art lessons at home and in 1907 she studied art with S. Zhukovskiy. Then in 1908 – 1909 she attended the art school of Konstantin Yuonand Ivan Dudin. Popova traveled widely to investigate and learn from diverse styles of painting, but it was the ancient Russian Icons and 15th and 16th century Italian painters, Giotto and others which at first interested her the most.
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  3. Lyonel Feininger (1871-1956)

    Lyonel Feininger was born on July 17, 1871 to parents of German descent and grew up in New York City. He moved to Berlin to study at the Königliche Akademie Berlinunder Ernst Hancke and art schools in Berlin with Karl Schlabitz and in Paris with sculptor Filippo Colarossi. He started working as a caricaturist for several magazines including Harper’s Round Table, Harper’s Young People, Humoristische Blätter, Lustige Blätter, Das Narrenschiff, Berliner Tageblatt and Ulk.
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  4. Georges Braque (1882-1963)

    Georges Braque (May 13, 1882–August 31, 1963) was a French painter and sculptor, and together with Pablo Picasso was one of the inventors of cubism.
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  5. Francis Picabia (1879-1953)

    Francis-Marie Martinez Picabia was born on January 28, 1879 in Paris. He studied at École des Beaux-Arts and École des Arts Decoratifs. In the beginning of his career, from 1903 to 1908, he was influenced by the impressionist painting of Alfred Sisley. From 1909, he came under the influence of the cubists and the Golden Section (Section d’Or).
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  6. Marc Chagall (1887-1985)

    Chagall was born Moishe Zakharovich Shagalov (Moishe Segal) in Vitebsk, Russian Empire (now in Belarus) on July 7, 1887, the eldest of eight children in the close-knit Jewish family headed by his father, a herring merchant. His mother’s name was Felga-Ita. This happy, though impoverished period of his life, shows up throughout Chagall’s work.
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  7. Fernand Léger (1881-1955)

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  8. Kasimir Malevich (1878-1935)

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  9. Juan Gris (1887-1927)

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  10. Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968)

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  11. Joan Miró (1893-1983)

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  12. Robert Delaunay (1885-1941)

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  13. Roger De La Fresnaye (1885-1925)

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  14. Louis Marcoussis (1833-1941)

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  15. Sonia Delaunay (1885 – 1979)

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  16. Piet Mondrian (1872-1944)

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