Contemporary Artists

The art that developed in the second half of the 20th century and the 21st century is called contemporary art. Contemporary art is characterized by the lack of a uniform ideology or organizing principle. Here is a list of some of the most famous contemporary artists of all time.

 1 Claudio Bravo

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Famous As: Hyperrealist painter
Birthdate: November 8, 1936
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Chilean
Died: June 4, 2011

 2 Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama
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Famous As: Contemporary Artist
Birthdate: March 22, 1929
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Japanese
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 3 Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: August 28, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Chinese

 4 Martin von Haselberg

Martin von Haselberg
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 20, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Argentinian
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 5 Cai Guo-Qiang

Cai Guo-Qiang
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: December 8, 1957
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Chinese

 6 Lee Ufan

Lee Ufan
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: June 24, 1936
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: South Korean
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 7 David Salle

David Salle
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: September 28, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
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 8 Lawrence Weiner

Lawrence Weiner
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: February 10, 1942
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
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 9 Francis Alÿs

Francis Alÿs
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: August 22, 1959
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Belgian, Mexican

 10 Anjolie Ela Menon

Anjolie Ela Menon
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: July 17, 1940
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Indian

 11 Dan Graham

Dan Graham
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: March 31, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 12 Zhang Huan

Zhang Huan
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: 1965 AD
Nationality: Chinese

 13 Eduardo Kac

Eduardo Kac
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: July 3, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Brazilian, American

 14 Leon Golub

Leon Golub
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: January 23, 1922
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: August 8, 2004

 15 Tania Bruguera

Tania Bruguera
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Famous As: Performance artist
Birthdate: July 18, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Cuban

 16 Pietro Longhi

Pietro Longhi
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: November 5, 1701
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Italian
Died: May 8, 1785

 17 César Baldaccini

César Baldaccini
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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: January 1, 1921
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: French
Died: December 6, 1998

 18 Wu Guanzhong

Wu Guanzhong
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: August 29, 1919
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Chinese
Died: June 25, 2010

 19 Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri

Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: 1932 AD
Nationality: Australian
Died: June 21, 2002

 20 Roni Horn

Roni Horn
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Famous As: Visual Artist
Birthdate: September 25, 1955
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 21 George Brecht

George Brecht
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: August 27, 1926
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: December 5, 2008

 22 Russell Drysdale

Russell Drysdale
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: February 7, 1912
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Australian, British
Died: June 29, 1981

 23 Cildo Meireles

Cildo Meireles
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: 1948 AD
Nationality: Brazilian

 24 Joos van Cleve

Joos van Cleve
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: 1485 AD
Nationality: German
Died: 1541 AD

 25 Shusaku Arakawa

Shusaku Arakawa
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: July 6, 1936
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Japanese, American
Died: May 18, 2010

 26 Al Held

Al Held
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: October 12, 1928
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Died: July 27, 2005

 27 Thomas Demand

Thomas Demand
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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: 1964 AD
Nationality: German

 28 Mimmo Rotella

Mimmo Rotella
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: October 7, 1918
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Italian
Died: January 8, 2006

 29 Giacomo Manzù

Giacomo Manzù
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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: December 22, 1908
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Italian
Died: January 17, 1991

 30 Huang Yong Ping

Huang Yong Ping
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: February 18, 1954
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Chinese, French
Died: October 20, 2019

 31 Li Keran

Li Keran
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: March 26, 1907
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Chinese
Died: December 5, 1989

 32 Luciano Fabro

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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: November 20, 1936
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Italian
Died: June 22, 2007

 33 Stephen Antonakos

Stephen Antonakos
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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: November 1, 1926
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Greek, American
Died: August 17, 2013

 34 Danh Vo

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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: 1975 AD
Nationality: Danish, Vietnamese

 35 Kim Sears

Kim Sears
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: December 10, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British

 36 Jack Beal

Jack Beal
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: June 25, 1931
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: August 29, 2013

 37 Michael Andrews

Michael Andrews
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: October 30, 1928
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: British
Died: July 19, 1995

 38 Pia Camil

Pia Camil
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: 1980 AD
Nationality: Mexican

 39 Ann Hamilton

Ann Hamilton
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Famous As: Visual artist
Birthdate: June 22, 1956
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 40 Robert Arthur Goodnough

Robert Arthur Goodnough
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: October 23, 1917
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Died: October 2, 2010

 41 Johnny Warrangkula Tjupurrula

Johnny Warrangkula Tjupurrula
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: 1925 AD
Nationality: Australian
Died: February 12, 2001

 42 Alain-Georges-Frank Jacquet

Alain-Georges-Frank Jacquet
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: February 22, 1939
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: French
Died: September 4, 2008

 43 Gary Bolding

Gary Bolding
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Nationality: American
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