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Below are biographies and analysis of the work of the artists central to the Art Nouveau movement. Read more about the movement on the Art Nouveau Overview page.

Art Nouveau: 6 of 313 Total Artists
Beardsley, Aubrey Biography, Art & Analysis

Beardsley, Aubrey

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Beardsley, Aubrey Famous Art

Aubrey Beardsley was a nineteenth-century English illustrator and author. In black ink he created highly erotic, grotesque, and decadant drawings, much in the style of Japanese woodcuts. Beardsley's work was part of the Aesthetic movement, and was highly influential to the subsequent Art Nouveau movement of the early-twentieth century.

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Gaudí, Antoni Biography, Art & Analysis

Gaudí, Antoni

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Gaudí, Antoni Famous Art

Antoni Gaudí was the most popular representative of the Catalan Modernista movement, which combined elements of Art Nouveau, Japonisme, Gothic design, and geometric forms. Gaudi's design style has been referred to as "global," indicating a profound attention to every detail of his work, from a building's structure and placement down to its smallest decorative details. Gaudi's masterpiece is the Sagrada Familia, a distinctly modern church in Barcelona.Modern Architecture Modern Design Art Nouveau Religious Art Spanish

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Guimard, Hector Biography, Art & Analysis

Guimard, Hector

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Guimard, Hector Famous Art

Guimard was a leading figure in the Art Nouveau movement and the buildings that he designed exemplified the aims of the movement with their organic curves, unity of decorative arts, and natural elements. He made his greatest mark in Paris where in 1900 he designed the entrances to most of the city's metro stations.

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Horta, Victor Biography, Art & Analysis

Horta, Victor

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Horta, Victor Famous Art

Synonymous with Art Nouveau, Horta was one of the greatest innovators and pioneers of the movement, designing flamboyant, lush, and organic houses, buildings, and offices. His works are marked by their curvilinear botanic forms, most of which can still be seen in the city of Brussels.

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Klimt, Gustav Biography, Art & Analysis

Klimt, Gustav

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Austrian painter Gustav Klimt was the most renowned advocator of Art Nouveau in Vienna, and is remembered as one of the greatest decorative painters of the twentieth century. He also produced one of the century's most significant bodies of erotic art.

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Mucha, Alphonse Biography, Art & Analysis

Mucha, Alphonse

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Alphonse Mucha was a Czech painter, designer and illustrator commonly associated with the Art Nouveau movement. Although largely forgotten in the annals of decorative art, Mucha is perhaps best known for his outspoken Slavic nationalism, which greatly informed his work. In particular, Mucha's The Slav Epic, a series of 20 large paintings depicting the history of Czech and Slav peoples, survives as the artist's greatest masterpiece.

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Art Nouveau: 6 of 313 Total Artists



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