List of famous abstract painters and artists with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

Abstract art reflects a departure from reality in depiction of imagery in art. Artistic independence for artists was advanced during the 19th century, resulting in the creation of a new art form by the likes of James McNeill Whistler who was a leading proponent of the credo "art for art's sake". He placed greater emphasis on visual sensation than the depiction of objects, as did John Constable, J M W Turner, and Camille Corot. Spanish painter Pablo Picasso was a major proponent of the abstract art form and contributed immensely to the development of the genre. He is considered to be one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century. Russian painter and art theorist Wassily Wassilyevich Kandinsky is credited with painting one of the first purely abstract works. Dutch painter Pieter Cornelis "Piet" Mondriaan evolved a non-representational form which he termed neoplasticism, and became a major contributor to the De Stijl art movement. Paul Gauguin, Georges Seurat, Vincent van Gogh and Paul Cézanne also had an enormous impact on the development of the genre and led to the advent of 20th-century abstraction. This section provides you information about the life and works of famous abstract painters.

Mark Rothko Mark Rothko
American

Willem de Kooning Willem de Kooning
Dutch, American

Micheline Roquebrune Micheline Roquebrune
French, Moroccan

Lee Krasner Lee Krasner
American

Henry DargerHenry Darger
American
Yves KleinYves Klein
French

Elaine de KooningElaine de Kooning
American

Ray EamesRay Eames
American

František KupkaFrantišek Kupka
Czech
Larry RiversLarry Rivers
American

Carmen HerreraCarmen Herrera
Cuban, American
Grace HartiganGrace Hartigan
American

Mark TobeyMark Tobey
American

Paul SérusierPaul Sérusier
French
Adolph GottliebAdolph Gottlieb
American

Patrick HeronPatrick Heron
British
Arthur DoveArthur Dove
American

Maria Helena Vieira da SilvaMaria Helena Vieira da Silva
Portuguese

Hans HartungHans Hartung
German, French
Jacques VillonJacques Villon
French
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Stanley William HayterStanley William Hayter
British
Terry FrostTerry Frost
British

Stanton Macdonald-WrightStanton Macdonald-Wright
American

Dong QichangDong Qichang
Chinese

Paul-Émile BorduasPaul-Émile Borduas
Canadian
Jean HélionJean Hélion
French

Jane FreilicherJane Freilicher
American

Jack TworkovJack Tworkov
Polish, American

Conrad Marca-RelliConrad Marca-Relli
American

I. Rice PereiraI. Rice Pereira
American
William RonaldWilliam Ronald
Canadian

Ethel SchwabacherEthel Schwabacher
American
Piero DorazioPiero Dorazio
Italian

Olivier DebréOlivier Debré
French

Yves GaucherYves Gaucher
Canadian
Dorothea Margaret TanningDorothea Margaret Tanning
American

Robert Arthur GoodnoughRobert Arthur Goodnough
American