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

Cubism: 22 of 298 Total Artists
Bearden, Romare Biography, Art & Analysis

Bearden, Romare

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Romare Bearden celebrated the black American experience, which he integrated into greater American modernism. He found his own voice by creating collages made up of cut and torn photographs found in popular magazines that he then reassembled into visually powerful statements.

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Braque, Georges Biography, Art & Analysis

Braque, Georges

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Georges Braque was a modern French painter who, along with Pablo Picasso, developed analytic Cubism and Cubist collage in the early twentieth century.

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Chagall, Marc Biography, Art & Analysis

Chagall, Marc

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Marc Chagall was a Russian-born, Jewish-French artist that reached great popularity during the 20th century. Although his art is associated with several movements, Chagall is commonly grouped in with the German Expressionists. Much of his early work was credited with synthesizing visual elements of Cubism, Symbolism and Fauvism.

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Davis, Stuart Biography, Art & Analysis

Davis, Stuart

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Davis, Stuart Famous Art

Stuart Davis Cubist-inspired, but American themes, and his visual manifestation of jazz music were important in the development of movements from Abstract Expressionism to Pop art. He was one of the youngest artists represented at the 1913 Armory Show and taught many young artists in New York City.

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De Vlaminck, Maurice Biography, Art & Analysis

De Vlaminck, Maurice

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Maurice de Vlaminck was a French painter was a prominent member of the Fauvist movement, along with Matisse and Derain. De Vlaminck's best known work is characterized by a bold usage of reds, oranges and yellows, with a preference for rolling landscapes and woodland scenes.

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Delaunay, Robert Biography, Art & Analysis

Delaunay, Robert

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Robert Delaunay was a French avant-garde painter. Early in his career he was associated with the Expressionist group The Blue Rider along with Kandinsky and Klee. Delaunay's singular style is referred to as Orphism; an approach that combines visual elements of Cubism, Expressionism and figurative abstraction.

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Derain, André Biography, Art & Analysis

Derain, André

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André Derain, the co-founder of Fauvism, was a French artist whose paintings exhibit the writhing energetic lines and bright colors characteristic of the movement. He strove to keep art modern and current throughout his career.

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Feininger, Lyonel Biography, Art & Analysis

Feininger, Lyonel

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Lyonel Feininger was a German-American painter and caricaturist associated with the Die Brucke and Der Blaue Rider groups. He painted in an original style reminiscent of Cubism and Futurism, but he is most famous for helping Walter Gropius build the Bauhaus school where Feininger taught until the school was closed down by the Nazis.

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Gonzalez, Julio Biography, Art & Analysis

Gonzalez, Julio

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Julio Gonzalez was a Catalan-Spanish sculptor best known for bronze and iron welding, creating many famous semi-abstract works that often highlighted the horros of war.

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Graham, John Biography, Art & Analysis

Graham, John

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John Graham was a Ukrainian-born American painter and a key figure in the development of Abstract Expressionism. Never adopting a singular style in his own art, Graham tutored many young abstract artists on the tenets of Cubism and Surrealism, of which he was an expert. Willem de Kooning credited Graham as the person who discovered Jackson Pollock.

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Gris, Juan Biography, Art & Analysis

Gris, Juan

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Juan Gris was a Spanish painter and sculptor, and one of the few pioneers of Cubism. Along with Matisse, Léger, Braque and Picasso, Gris was among the elite visual artists working in early-twentieth-century France.

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Hofmann, Hans Biography, Art & Analysis

Hofmann, Hans

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Hofmann, Hans Famous Art

German-born American painter, art teacher and theorist. Hofmann matured as an artist in 1904-14 in Paris, where he met many of the greatest artists of that time. After he emigrated to America in the early 1930s he enjoyed a prominent career as a teacher, powerfully influencing many Abstract Expressionists with his understanding of European modernism.

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Klee, Paul Biography, Art & Analysis

Klee, Paul

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Klee, Paul Famous Art

The Swiss-born painter Paul Klee worked in a variety of styles, including expressionism, geometric abstraction, and collage. His most famous works have a mystical quality and make use of linear and pictorial symbols.

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Léger, Fernand Biography, Art & Analysis

Léger, Fernand

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Léger, Fernand Famous Art

Influenced by Cubism and Futurism, the French painter Fernand Léger developed a style of conical and geometric forms with mechanically smooth edges. Often colorful and punctuated by circles and patterns, his paintings range from still lifes and figures to completely abstract compositions.

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Lempicka, Tamara de Biography, Art & Analysis

Lempicka, Tamara de

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Tamara de Lempicka specilized in a works that stylized Cubist ideas in modern, fashionable portraits in The Art Deco style. Despite their decorative quality, De Lempicka's paintings are now regarded as the quintessential images of the bygone age.

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Lipchitz, Jacques Biography, Art & Analysis

Lipchitz, Jacques

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Lipchitz, Jacques Famous Art

The Lithuanian-born Jacques Lipchitz moved to Paris in 1909, becoming a well-known Cubist sculptor and important member of the Ecole de Paris. Amid the German occupation of Paris during World War II, Lipchitz fled France for the United States in 1941 where he made large, often heroic sculptures.

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Marc, Franz Biography, Art & Analysis

Marc, Franz

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Marc, Franz Famous Art

Franz Marc was a German painter and printmaker, and one of the pioneers of German Expressionism. Along with August Macke and Kandinksy, Marc founded The Blue Rider artist group. A student of Futurism and Cubism, Marc was a master of color and depth, and a major influence on mid-twentieth-century abstractionists.

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Maurer, Alfred Biography, Art & Analysis

Maurer, Alfred

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Alfred Henry Maurer was an important American modernist in the early twentieth century. Originally a Realist, Maurer shifted to European Cubist and Fauvist painting, and his work was included in the 1913 Armory Show in New York. Maurer was also one of the leading avant-garde American artists in the days before World War I.

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Miró, Joan Biography, Art & Analysis

Miró, Joan

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Miró, Joan Famous Art

Active in Paris from the 1920s onward, and influenced by Surrealism, Miró developed a style of biomorphic abstraction which blended abstract figurative motifs, large fields of color, and primitivist symbols. This style would be an important inspiration for many Abstract Expressionists.

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Picasso, Pablo Biography, Art & Analysis

Picasso, Pablo

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Picasso, Pablo Famous Art

Picasso dominated European painting in the first half of the last century, and remains perhaps the century's most important, prolifically inventive and versatile artist. Alongside Georges Braque he pioneered Cubism. He also made significant contributions to Surrealist painting, and media such as collage, welded sculpture, and ceramics.

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