Cubist Painters

French painter Georges Braque along with his colleague Pablo Picasso was the pioneering artist who led to the development of Cubism as a major art movement in the 20th century. Both the men, famed painters in their own rights, together created paintings of monochromatic color and complex patterns of faceted form, now termed Analytic Cubism. The impact of the Cubism movement was far-reaching and influenced young and emerging artists across the globe, especially in Europe. Painter and art theorist Jean Dominique Antony Metzinger collaborated with fellow painter Albert Gleizes to develop the theoretical foundations of Cubism. Their legacy was taken forward by the likes of Robert Delaunay, Henri Le Fauconnier, Fernand Léger and Juan Gris who further contributed to the growth and popularity of the movement. These major figures of early 20th century painting set the pace for the development of diverse art movements that drew from the tenets of Cubism. Jacques Villon helped organize the drawing section of the first Salon d'Automne in Paris, while his brother Henri-Robert-Marcel Duchamp was responsible for significant developments in painting and sculpture of the 20th century. This section provides you information about the life and works of famous Cubist painters.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

Vote for Your Favourite Cubist Painters

 1 Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso.
Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: October 25, 1881
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Málaga, Spain
Died: April 8, 1973

Pablo Picasso was a renowned artist whose paintings sell by millions of dollars at auctions even today, many years after his death. With masterful strokes, attractive shades and rich textures, Picasso created some of the most visually impressive arts of the 20th century. While exploring new styles and experimenting with different techniques, Picasso co-founded Cubist art style and co-invented collage.

 2 Salvador Dali

Salvador Dali.
Famous As: Surrealist Painter
Birthdate: May 11, 1904
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Figueres, Spain
Died: January 23, 1989

Salvador Dali was a Spanish artist best remembered for his precise draftsmanship and technical skills. His artwork is famous for depicting bizarre and striking images. In spite of producing brilliant artworks, Dali's ostentatious and eccentric public behavior often overshadowed his professional achievements, much to the irritation of his fans and critics. His works have influenced other artists like Jeff Koons.

Recommended Lists:

 3 Paul Klee

Paul Klee.
Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: December 18, 1879
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Münchenbuchsee
Died: June 29, 1940
The father of abstract art, Paul Klee’s works contained elements of surrealism, cubism, and expressionism, but they were not part of any specific school. He was also a skilled violinist and an avid reader. He also taught at the Bauhaus and experimented with various media, such as oil, watercolor, and ink.

 4 Willem de Kooning

Willem de Kooning.
Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: April 24, 1904
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Died: March 19, 1997
Willem de Kooning was a Dutch-American artist and one of the most famous practitioners of abstract expressionism of his generation. One of the 20th century's best-known artists, de Kooning is noted for paintings, such as Woman III (1953) and Interchange (1955). Many of his paintings have been sold for record prices.

 5 Georges Braque

Georges Braque.
Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: May 13, 1882
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Argenteuil, France
Died: August 31, 1963

French painter Georges Braque is considered one of the pioneers of Cubism. His 1908 masterpiece Large Nude is one of his most celebrated pieces. Critics often argue whether Braque or Picasso had first begun developing Cubism, and many of their works are very similar in nature.

 6 Fernand Léger

Fernand Léger.
Famous As: Cubist Painter
Birthdate: February 4, 1881
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Argentan
Died: August 17, 1955

Fernand Léger was a French sculptor, painter, and filmmaker. Widely regarded as the forerunner of pop art, Léger was also active as a teacher for several years. He is also credited with establishing his own Académie Fernand Léger, where he taught for many years. Many of his pupils went on to establish themselves as successful artists.

Recommended Lists:

 7 Juan Gris

Juan Gris.
Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: March 23, 1887
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Madrid
Died: May 11, 1927

Juan Gris was a Spanish painter whose paintings are counted among the Cubism movement's most distinctive works. Gris's works and style influenced the Purist style of Charles Edouard Jeanneret and Amédée Ozenfant. Some of his paintings, such as Still Life with Checked Tablecloth and The musician's Table, have sold for millions of dollars at the auction.

You May Like

 8 Raoul Dufy

Raoul Dufy
Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: June 3, 1877
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Le Havre, France
Died: March 23, 1953
Recommended Lists:

 9 František Kupka

František Kupka
Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: September 23, 1871
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Opočno, Czech Republic
Died: June 24, 1957

 10 Marie Laurencin

Marie Laurencin
Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: October 31, 1883
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: June 8, 1956

Marie Laurencin was a French printmaker and painter. An important member of the Cubists within the Groupe de Puteaux, Laurencin was an influential figure in the Parisian avant-garde. Today, her works can be seen at popular museums like the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in the USA, the Tate Gallery in the UK, and the State Hermitage Museum in Russia.

 11 Tarsila do Amaral

Tarsila do Amaral.
Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: September 1, 1886
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Capivari, São Paulo, Brazil
Died: January 17, 1973

Born to affluent coffee farmers in Brazil, Tarsila do Amaral later traveled to Spain and Paris, to study painting. Best remembered for her masterpieces such as The Black Woman and Man Who Eats, Tarsila also painted surrealist and semi-Cubist landscapes. She was a pioneer of the Antropofagia movement.

 12 Jacques Villon

Jacques Villon
Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: July 31, 1875
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Damville, Mesnils-sur-Iton, France
Died: June 9, 1963

 13 André Lhote

André Lhote
Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: July 5, 1885
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bordeaux, France
Died: January 24, 1962

André Lhote was a French painter of portraits, figure subjects, still life, and landscapes. Lhote is best remebered for his contribution as a teacher; he taught at several prestigious institutions like the Académie Notre-Dame des Champs and Académie de la Grande Chaumière. He is credited with mentoring many future artists like Kuno Veeber, Simon Elwes, and Erich Carl Hugo Adamson.

 14 Amédée Ozenfant

Amédée Ozenfant
Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: April 15, 1886
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Saint-Quentin, France
Died: May 4, 1966

 15 Hale Woodruff

Hale Woodruff
Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: August 26, 1900
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cairo, Illinois, United States
Died: September 6, 1980

Best known for his Amistad Mutiny murals, Hale Woodruff was raised singlehandedly by his working mother after his father’s death and thus took to drawing to spend time by himself. He later grew up to be a Black art icon and established the Atlanta Annuals to encourage African-American artists.

 16 Nathan Altman

Nathan Altman
Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: December 22, 1889
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Vinnytsia, Ukraine
Died: December 12, 1970

 17 Roger de La Fresnaye

Roger de La Fresnaye
Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: July 11, 1885
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Le Mans, France
Died: November 27, 1925
See Also