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Contemporary Photographers: 6 of 353 Total Artists
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American Collagist, Painter and Photographer

Movements and Styles: Conceptual Art, The Pictures Generation

Born: June 17, 1931 - National City, California

John Baldessari, born in 1931, is an American conceptual artist. He often combines image and languages in his art. His early works were canvas paintings that were empty except for painted statements derived from contemporary art theory. His juxtaposition of image and text is reminiscent of Rene Magritte's surrealist paintings.

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German Photographer

Movements and Styles: Dusseldorf school, Modern Photography

Born: January 15, 1955 - Leipzig, Germany

Gursky's massive and distanced surveys of public spaces, landscapes, and structures contributed to new picture taking in contrast to the Minimalism and Conceptualism of the 1970s.

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American Photographer, Painter, Sculptor, and Conceptual Artist

Movements and Styles: Conceptual Art, The Pictures Generation, Modern Photography, Appropriation Art, Feminist Art, Institutional Critique

Born: April 17, 1947 - Hazelton, Pennsylvania

Levine is an American photographer, appropriation artist, and seminal figure of The Pictures Generation group. The subject of much controversy in the 1980s, Levine is best known for her rephotographs of work by Edward Weston, Vincent van Gogh, and Marcel Duchamp.

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American Photographer and Conceptual Artist

Movement: Conceptual Art

Born: August 15, 1950 - New York, New York

Andres Serrano is an American photographer and conceptual artist who has become notorious for his photos of corpses, as well as his controversial work Piss Christ, a red-tinged photograph of a crucifix submerged in a glass container of what was purported to be the artist's own urine.

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American Photographer

Movements and Styles: The Pictures Generation, Conceptual Art, Feminist Art, Postmodernism

Born: January 19, 1954 - Glen Ridge, New Jersey

Cindy Sherman is an American photographer and film director, best known for her conceptual portraits. Sherman has raised challenging and important questions about the role and representation of women in society, the media and the nature of the creation of art.

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Canadian Photographer

Movement: Photo Conceptualism

Born: September 29, 1946 - Vancouver, Canada

Wall is a contemporary Canadian photographer whose large-scale, backlit photographs simultaneously showcase and challenges some of the most dominant assumptions about art and art-making.

Contemporary Photographers: 6 of 353 Total Artists