Modernism

Theo van Doesburg - Photo of the artist in his uniform - Image via wikipediaorg

Theo van Doesburg

Theo van Doesburg is best known as the founder of the Dutch avant-garde group De Stijl (The Style), but he also worked as a painter, architect, designer and writer. One of Piet Mondrian’s closest colleagues, Theo saw abstraction as art’s apotheosis – after an initial focus on post-impressionist-style paintings, he propelled the development of...

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Georgia O’Keeffe

Georgia O’Keeffe, also known as the mother of American modernism, played an extremely important role in the development of American contemporary art and its relationship with European movements of the early twentieth century. O’Keeffe has produced a...

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was one of the greatest architects of the 20th century. His amazing philosophy of open space and clean surfaces, combined with Bauhaus school, made his buildings one of the most elegant constructions of post-World War I. He was...

Marcel Breuer

Marcel Breuer

Not many artists can be praised as being masters of the discipline, and with the craft being one of the oldest ones in human history, it truly takes a special kind of talent and skill to qualify for the title. Marcel Breuer was one such man living in a time...

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Walter Gropius

Regarded for the development of the modern architecture, Walter Gropius was a prominent and widely influential artist of the 20th century. He was a founder and the first director of the Bauhaus, whom he remained committed for the rest of his life. For him,...

Harry Waddle

The career of an amateur photographer is always powered by enthusiasm and passion, and the case of Harry Waddle is no exception of that. He was born in a small town of Port Dover in Ontario, Canada, and since he was a young boy he started pursuing his...

Abraham Walkowitz in his studio with paintings

Abraham Walkowitz

Abraham Walkowitz was a Russian-American Modernist painter, best-known for his series of watercolors depicting Isadora Duncan, a pioneer of modern dance. Apart for his drawings of Duncan, the artist is also known for his other watercolors depicting...

Josef Albers portrait

Josef Albers

Josef Albers was a renowned German abstract painter and color theorist, one of the most prominent and influential pioneers of 20th-century modernism, who dedicated a great deal of his life to art – either teaching it or producing it. He is best known for...

Bruno Munari

Bruno Munari was a recognized Italian artist known for various contributions to modernism, futurism, and concrete art, as well as in non-visual arts. Featured image:...

Anita Magsaysay-Ho

Anita Magsaysay-Ho was a well-known Philipino Modernist artist known for her paintings of Filipino women dealing with everyday issues. Featured image: Anita Magsaysay-Ho – Fruit Vendors (detail), photo via artmarketmonitor.com...

Victorio Edades

Victorio C. Edades was a Filipino painter and the leader of the revolutionary Thirteen Moderns, a group of modernist artists....

Eve Garrison

Eve Garrison was an American Modernist painter who explored a range of themes, aesthetic styles, and media in the seven-decades-long career. Featured image: Eve Garrison – portrait, photo via wikipedia.org...

William Sommer

William Sommer was an American self-taught Modernist painter who did receive some education from artist and commercial lithographer Julius Melchers. Featured image: William Sommer – Roman Holiday (detail), 1944 – image via graysauctioneers.com...

Cheong Soo Pieng

Cheong Soo Pieng was one of Singapore’s pioneer modern artists, and a key proponent of the Nanyang style of art. He is best known for his signature depiction of Southeast Asian indigenous tribal people with elongated limbs and torso, almond-shaped faces...

Chen Wen Hsi

Chen Wen Hsi was one of Singapore’s pioneer artists, known for his avant-garde paintings. The artist was born in Baigong in Guangdong province in 1906, and had his early education at Chen Li Primary School and St. Joseph Middle School. Chen Wen Hsi was...

Ahmad Sadali

Ahmad Sadali was an Indonesian visual artist who was born in 1924, one of the most important abstract modernist artists in Indonesian art. His practice is characterized by the use of non-art material in his artworks. Sadali created patterns with cloth,...

Fernando Zobel

Fernando Zóbel de Ayala y Montojo also known as Fernando M. Zóbel, was a Spanish Filipino painter, businessman, art collector and museum founder....

Park Seo-bo

Park Seo-bo, born in 1931, is a South Korean painter, whom many art critics regard as a leader of Korean modernism, and a father figure of Korean contemporary art....

Dorothy Annan - murals - Fleet Building - Farringdon Street City of London

Dorothy Annan

Dorothy Annan was a Brazil-born English painter, potter and muralist, married to the painter and sculptor Trevor Tennant. Annan’s paintings are in many national collections, she is also known for her tile murals, many of which have been destroyed in...

John Tunnard - Fulcrum, 1939 - Tate Collection

John Tunnard

John Samuel Tunnard was an English Modernist designer and painter. He began painting abstract works influenced by the styles of Joan Miró and Paul Klee, and further embraced British surrealism on reading Herbert Read’s Surrealism. His works featured...