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Below are biographies and analysis of the work of the modern artists that painted various types of landscapes. We also have movement pages on the landscape movements: Luminism, Hudson River School, and Impressionism.

Landscape Painters: 46 of 310 Total Artists
Benton, Thomas Hart Biography, Art & Analysis

Benton, Thomas Hart

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Benton, Thomas Hart Famous Art

Thomas Hart Benton was an American painter whose rural and industrial subjects, grand-scale murals, and figurative style were hallmarks of American Regionalism.

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Bernard, Émile Biography, Art & Analysis

Bernard, Émile

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Bernard, Émile Famous Art

Émile Bernard was a Post-Impressionist painter who had artistic friendships with Van Gogh, Gauguin, Eugene Boch, and Cézanne. He is also associated with the art movements Cloisonnism and Synthetism. Bernard also produced plays, poetry, and art criticism.

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Bonnard, Pierre Biography, Art & Analysis

Bonnard, Pierre

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The French artist Pierre Bonnard, although dismissed as old-fashioned by some of the avant-garde in his lifetime, was esteemed by contemporary colorists like Matisse. A member of the Nabis group in his youth, his innovative paintings play with light, decorative surfaces, and Impressionist techniques.

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Carrington, Dora Biography, Art & Analysis

Carrington, Dora

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Carrington, Dora Famous Art

Beyond her dramatic biography and personality, Carrington brought a unique blend of styles to her work, drawing from movements as disparate as Impressionism, Primitivism, and Surrealism. Her sensitive rendering of her subjects reveals an artist with a keen eye who made an unrivalled contribution to European art of the early twentieth century.

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Cézanne, Paul Biography, Art & Analysis

Cézanne, Paul

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Paul Cézanne was an influential French Post-Impressionist painter whose depictions of the natural world, based on internal geometric planes, paved the way for Cubism and later modern art movements.

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Dalí, Salvador Biography, Art & Analysis

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Salvador Dalí was a Spanish Surrealist painter who combined a hyperrealist style with dream-like, sexualized subject matter. His collaborations with Hollywood and commercial ventures, alongside his notoriously dramatic personality, earned him scorn from some Surrealist colleagues.

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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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Delacroix, Eugène Biography, Art & Analysis

Delacroix, Eugène

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Eugène Delacroix's powerfully depicted love, war, and human sensuality, earning the artist both praise and controversy in his time. His preoccupation with color-induced optical effects and use of expressive brushstrokes were crucial influences on Impressionism and Pointillism.

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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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Diebenkorn, Richard Biography, Art & Analysis

Diebenkorn, Richard

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Richard Diebenkorn was an American painter who helped pioneer the California-based movement of Abstract Expressionism, and later the Bay Area Figurative Movement. In all his work, Diebenkorn used the natural environment as his chief inspiration and applied soft, naturalistic color fields to the canvas.

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Dufy, Raoul Biography, Art & Analysis

Dufy, Raoul

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Raoul Dufy was a French painter primarily associated with the short-lived, but important, Fauvist movement. Dufy's colorful outdoor scenes depicting gardens, social events and busy seascapes are his most famous, yet he also created popular fabric designs.

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Eakins, Thomas Biography, Art & Analysis

Eakins, Thomas

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Thomas Eakins was renowned as an influential Realist painter, his many portraits famously depicted the streets, parlors, natural scenery and citizens of his native Philadelphia. Eakins was known as a master of light, shadow and movement, and for capturing simple scenes that evoked complex themes.

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Ernst, Max Biography, Art & Analysis

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Max Ernst was a German Dadaist and Surrealist whose paintings and collages combine dream-like realism, automatic techniques, and eerie subject matter.

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Frankenthaler, Helen Biography, Art & Analysis

Frankenthaler, Helen

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Helen Frankenthaler was an American abstract painter in mid-20th-century New York. Along with Morris Louis and Kenneth Noland, Frankenthaler is considered a pioneer in the practice of color-field painting.

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Friedrich, Caspar David Biography, Art & Analysis

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Friedrich was a German Romantic landscape painter, and considered by many academics to be the finest German painter of his time. Like his contemporaries JMW Turner and John Constable, Friedrich's paintings portrayed the awesome power of nature with sublime, divine presence.

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Gauguin, Paul Biography, Art & Analysis

Gauguin, Paul

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Paul Gauguin was a French Post-Impressionist artist who employed color fields and painterly strokes in his work. He is best known for his primitivist depictions of native life in Tahiti and Polynesia.

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Géricault, Théodore Biography, Art & Analysis

Géricault, Théodore

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Géricault was a French painter and lithographer during the early nineteenth century. Heavily influenced by the Flemish master Peter Paul Rubens and the Baroque paintings of Velasquez, Gericault became a pioneer in the Romantic period of French painting - as highlighted in his master work: Raft of the Medusa.

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Goings, Ralph Biography, Art & Analysis

Goings, Ralph

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A pioneer of the Photorealist movement of the late twentieth century, Ralph Goings' compelling work explores themes of American identity. Characterized by painstaking detail and an uncanny attention to the effects of light, his oeuvre features both interiors and still lifes, including images of rural American icons such as roadside diners and the objects and views that are found inside them.

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Hassam, Childe Biography, Art & Analysis

Hassam, Childe

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Childe Hassam is one of the giants of American Impressionism - he turned his art into an industry that mirrored the rapid industrialization of America at the turn of the twentieth century. In hundreds of works, he strove to depict both the frenzied pace of city life as well as the unspoiled expanses of nature.Impressionism Landscape Painting Political Art American

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Kandinsky, Wassily Biography, Art & Analysis

Kandinsky, Wassily

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A member of the German Expressionist group Der Blaue Reiter, and later a teacher at the Bauhaus, Kandinsky is best known for his pioneering breakthrough into expressive abstraction in 1913. His work prefigures that of the American Abstract Expressionists.

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Landscape Painters: 46 of 310 Total Artists



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