MovementsArtistsTimelinesIdeasBlog
Modern Artists Full List Modern Artists in Jewish Art

Artists by Movement:

Artists by Country:

Other Criteria:

Modern Artists in Jewish Art

Below are biographies and analysis of the work of artists central to Jewish Art. And explore more on the Jewish Art Initiative page.

Jewish Artists: 45 of 295 Total Artists
Albers, Anni Biography, Art & Analysis

Albers, Anni

Quick View Detail View

Albers, Anni Famous Art

German-American designer and textile artist Anni Albers was the wife of Josef Albers and an influential artist in her own right. Her work brought together good design and modern materials with the Bauhaus design ethos, where she studied and taught before moving to the United States.

Collapse Detail View

Arbus, Diane Biography, Art & Analysis

Arbus, Diane

Quick View Detail View

Arbus, Diane Famous Art

Diane Arbus is recognized for her insightful street-based compositions and black-and-white portraits of marginalized individuals on the fringes of mainstream society, including images of nudists, transvestites, and mentally and physically handicapped people.

Collapse Detail View

Avedon, Richard Biography, Art & Analysis

Avedon, Richard

Quick View Detail View

Avedon, Richard Famous Art

Richard Avedon revolutionized fashion photography by enlivening his models, by showing them in movement. He also excelled in black-and-white portraiture - celebraties and common folk were exhibited in psychologoically revealing ways. His large and powerful body of work makes Avedon one of the most famous photographers of all time.

Collapse Detail View

Chagall, Marc Biography, Art & Analysis

Chagall, Marc

Quick View Detail View

Chagall, Marc Famous Art

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.

Collapse Detail View

Chicago, Judy Biography, Art & Analysis

Chicago, Judy

Quick View Detail View

Chicago, Judy Famous Art

Judy Chicago is an American feminist artist and author. Originally associated with the Minimalist movement of the 1960s, Chicago soon abandoned this in favor of creating content-based art. Her most famous work to date is the installation piece The Dinner Party (1974-79), an homage to women's history.

Collapse Detail View

Delaunay, Sonia Biography, Art & Analysis

Delaunay, Sonia

Quick View Detail View

Delaunay, Sonia Famous Art

Sonia Delauney with her husband Robert Delauney, began the Orphism art movement during the pre-War period, characterized by its use of strong color palettes and geometric, abstract forms. Delaunay's work also popularly incorporated the use of fabric, furniture design and clothing.

Collapse Detail View

Epstein, Jacob Biography, Art & Analysis

Epstein, Jacob

Quick View Detail View

Epstein, Jacob Famous Art

Jacob Epstein was an American-born British sculptor who helped pioneer modern sculpture. He often produced controversial works, which challenged taboos on what was appropriate subject matter for public artworks. He also made paintings and drawings.

Collapse Detail View

Gottlieb, Adolph Biography, Art & Analysis

Gottlieb, Adolph

Quick View Detail View

Gottlieb, Adolph Famous Art

Adolph Gottlieb was an Abstract Expressionist painter who commonly used grids, pictographs, and primitive symbols in his work.

Collapse Detail View

Guston, Philip Biography, Art & Analysis

Guston, Philip

Quick View Detail View

Guston, Philip Famous Art

Philip Guston was a Canadian painter during the 20th century. Initially associated with the New York School of abstract art, Guston famously abandoned pure abstraction in the 1950s and turned to figurative art and quasi-abstract cartoon imagery. His later work, for which he is best known, was a major influence on the development of Neo-Expressionism in the U.S.

Collapse Detail View

Hartigan, Grace Biography, Art & Analysis

Hartigan, Grace

Quick View Detail View

Hartigan, Grace Famous Art

Grace Hartigan was an American painter and an important figure among the second generation of Abstract Expressionists. Her paintings are characterized by their rich color and bold mixture of abstract and figurative styles.

Collapse Detail View

Hesse, Eva Biography, Art & Analysis

Hesse, Eva

Quick View Detail View

Hesse, Eva Famous Art

Eva Hesse was a major New York artist whose sculpture, assemblage, and installation brought issues of feminism and the body into Minimalism's formal vocabulary. She is heralded as one of the quintessential Post-Minimalist artists.

Collapse Detail View

Janco, Marcel Biography, Art & Analysis

Janco, Marcel

Quick View Detail View

Janco, Marcel Famous Art

Marcel Janco was a Romanian and Israeli visual artist, architect, and art theorist. He was the co-founder of Dada and a proponent of Constructivism in Western Europe, and his work was widely regarded as avant-garde and innovative.

Collapse Detail View

Kaprow, Allan Biography, Art & Analysis

Kaprow, Allan

Quick View Detail View

Kaprow, Allan Famous Art

Allan Kaprow was an American painter, collagist, assemblagist and performance artist. Kaprow was best known for trailblazing the artistic concept "happenings," which were experiential artistic events rather than single works of art.

Collapse Detail View

Kiefer, Anselm Biography, Art & Analysis

Kiefer, Anselm

Quick View Detail View

Kiefer, Anselm Famous Art

Anselm Kiefer is a German painter and sculptor, and was a pioneer of the late-twentieth-century movement Neo-Expressionism. Kiefer's mixed-media art typically incorporates straw, clay, lead and shellac, in addition to traditional paint and canvas. The themes of his work often focus on the atrocities of the Holocaust, as well as the occult, cosmos, and mythology.

Collapse Detail View

Krasner, Lee Biography, Art & Analysis

Krasner, Lee

Quick View Detail View

Krasner, Lee Famous Art

Lee Krasner was an American abstract painter and a prominent first-generation Abstract Expressionist. A student of Hans Hofmann's, and a pioneer in the all-over technique of painting that later influenced color-field artists such as Frankenthaler, Louis, and her husband Jackson Pollock.

Collapse Detail View

Kruger, Barbara Biography, Art & Analysis

Kruger, Barbara

Quick View Detail View

Kruger, Barbara Famous Art

Barbara Kruger is an American conceptual artist. Much of Kruger's work merges found photographs taken from existing sources with pithy and aggressive text. Her captions engage the viewer in the work's greater struggle for power and control.

Collapse Detail View

Lassaw, Ibram Biography, Art & Analysis

Lassaw, Ibram

Quick View Detail View

Lassaw, Ibram Famous Art

Ibram Lassaw was an American abstract sculptor, associated with multiple movements such as Cubism, Surrealism and Constructivism. Lassaw's sculpture famously incorporated mixed metals, intricately woven to create what many perceived as abstract paintings in three dimensions.

Collapse Detail View

Leibovitz, Annie Biography, Art & Analysis

Leibovitz, Annie

Quick View Detail View

Leibovitz, Annie Famous Art

Annie Leibovitz started her career as staff photographer, working for the just launched Rolling Stone magazine. She went on to become a comercial photographer for Vogue magazine, the most though-out image maker in the industry - and ones included many of her professional (celebrity) photographs as well as numerous personal photographs often attained the status of fine art.

Collapse Detail View

LeWitt, Sol Biography, Art & Analysis

LeWitt, Sol

Quick View Detail View

LeWitt, Sol Famous Art

Sol LeWitt was an American artist commonly associated with the Minimalist and Conceptual movements. He rose to prominence in the 1960s with the likes of Rauschenberg, Johns and Stella, and his work was included in the famous 1966 exhibit Primary Structures at the Jewish Museum. LeWitt's art often employed simple geometric forms and archetypal symbols, and he worked in a variety of media but was most interested in the idea behind the artwork.

Collapse Detail View

Lichtenstein, Roy Biography, Art & Analysis

Lichtenstein, Roy

Quick View Detail View

Lichtenstein, Roy Famous Art

Roy Lichtenstein was an American painter and a pioneer of the Pop art movement. His signature reproductions of comic book imagery eventually redefined how the art world viewed high vs. lowbrow art. Lichtenstein employed a unique form of painting called the Benday dot technique, in which small, closely-knit dots of paint were applied to form a much larger image.

Collapse Detail View

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Show more
Jewish Artists: 45 of 295 Total Artists



By submitting the above you agree to The Art Story privacy policy.