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Artists of the Early 20th Century

Jean Duffy, c. 1935

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Artists of the Early 20th Century

French Impressionist School, c. 1880

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Artists of the Early 20th Century

French Impressionist School, c. 1900

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Artists of the Early 20th Century – A defining period in art history

Many of the greatest artists of the early 20th century were also among the finest painters of their time. Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Henri Rousseau, Piet Mondrian, Salvador Dali and many others are among the finest of modern-day painters. And their artwork can be seen by many people around the world. Some of the names include Jackson Pollock, Francis Bacon, Elie Pavil, Victor Charreton and many others. These artists brought glistening and bold colours, outrageous shapes with vibrant and energetic images to the art world.

Some say Constable had a major influence on impressionism. The Impressionist Movement came to prominence in the 1860’s and 1870’s and had an impact on the way the world saw itself. This period was a time of great artistic growth and expansion for art in general. It was also a time when artists were able to make a real difference. These were the very first paintings to be widely exhibited in the museums and galleries of the day which gave birth to a new breed of artists who would go on to influence the likes of Salvador Dali, Pollock and others.

Many of the same characteristics can be found in works from many artists of the early 20th century. They sought novelty in their work, they experimented with many different mediums and most importantly they sought beauty in their work. These traits still exist today, and their influence can still be seen almost everywhere. Their work is still popular today and highly sought after amongst those interested in art.