This page focuses on modern European artists born after 1800. This period of European painting experienced an explosion of creativity in which painting moved from realism to abstract art via Impressionism, Cubism, Fauvism, Expressionism to name but a few art movements.

Explore the lives of modern artists who contributed to this exciting artistic revolution in painting.

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“He who works with his hands is a labourer. He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.”

Saint Francis of Assisi