Ten Most Famous Conceptual Artists

Ten Most Famous Conceptual Artists

Conceptual art still remains strong and is by all accounts more energetic and fresh. From the pioneers of the movement that began exploring different avenues regarding the art during the 1960s, to the young followers that proudly carry the tradition of art based on the idea to the next level. 

Ten most famous artists associated with the Conceptual art movement are included here.

Marcel Duchamp

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Marcel Duchamp

Born: 1887
Died: 1968
Nationality: French (1887−1968), American (1955−1968)
Notable Works:   Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2, Fountain, The Bride Stripped Bare By Her Bachelors, Even
Movement: Cubism, Dada, conceptual art

Marcel Duchamp was a French artist whose work and thoughts had influenced the improvement of post-World War I art and helped shape the majority of expressions of the human experience in the twentieth century, including visual art and music.

While he is regularly connected with Dada and Surrealism, his involvement in Surrealism was to a great extent off camera, and in the wake of being engaged with New York Dada, he hardly took an interest in Paris Dada. 

Initially, a painter and sculptor, Duchamp’s clever interpretation of resisting conventions prompted works which progressed toward becoming the prototype for Conceptual Art. His notable “readymades” Bicycle Wheel (1913) and Fountain (1917), were generally unremarkable artworks which Duchamp set with regards to a display.

Joseph Beuys 

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Joseph Beuys 

Born: 1921
Died: 1986
Nationality: German
Known for: Performances, sculpture, visual art, aesthetics, social philosophy

Notable work: Fettecke

Joseph Beuys stays a standout amongst Germany’s most significant and controversial artist. Joseph Beuys (1921-1986) came to artistic age during 1950s in German culture, that albeit financially solid, was encountering incredible trouble defying and tolerating its National Socialist past. 

Beuys, who took an interest in World War II as a radio administrator and bomber pilot, built up an art-making practice that went up confronted Germans with their very own wounded development achieved by the aggregate restraint of the war. 

Moving quickly from customary figure and drawing, in the early piece of his profession, to execution, found-object sculpture, installations, and political activism, later on, Beuys exhibited a vigilant handle of both the convention of twentieth-century art and the delicate pieces of the German mind.

Joseph Kosuth 

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Joseph Kosuth
Born: 1945
Nationality:  American
Education: School of Visual Arts, New York City
Known for: Conceptual art
Notable Work: One and Three Chair

A principal pioneer of Conceptual and Installation art, Joseph Kosuth is well-noted for the language-based fine arts and appropriation systems characterizing his oeuvre since the 1960s. All through his career, Kosuth’s training has focused around to find the role of language and the meaning of art.  

Joseph Kosuth is a key figure in the redefinition of the art object that occurred amid the 70s with the detailing of Conceptual art, To do this, Kosuth was among the first to utilize appropriation methodologies, photography, text, installation and the utilization of public media, just as to compose the earliest hypothetical writings supporting it.

Yves Klein 

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Yves Klein

Died: 1962
Nationality: French
Known for: Painting, performance art
Notable work: IKB 191 (1962), Monotone Symphony (1949)
Movement: Nouveau réalisme
Yves Klein was one of the chief artists of his age and made a huge contribution to performance art and Happenings, exploratory music, body art, monochromatic painting, the utilization of photography and film, and even invented a blue pigment—International Klein Blue, frequently shortened as IKB. 

He was a leading member of Nouveau Realisme, an art movement roused by Dada, which he helped to establish in 1960 with the art critic Pierre Restany (1930-2003). Thus, Klein has inspired a considerable lot of the present contemporary artists.

On Kawara

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On Kawara
Born: 1932
Died: 2014
Nationality: Japanese
Known for: Visual art, conceptual art
Notable Work: Date Paintings

The artistic practice of On Kawara portrayed a unique way which was characterized by a meditative approach to deal with the ideas of time, space, and consciousness. He started making his now signature date works of art (known as the Today series). Till January 4, 1966 in New York City he kept on delivering them in various pieces of the world up until his passing.

John Baldessari 

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John Baldessari 

Residence: Los Angeles, California, United States
Nationality: American
Known for: Painting, conceptual art
Notable work:      Everything is Purged…, Tips for Artists Who Want to Sell, Bloody Sundae, Frames and Ribbon, Noses & Ears,
Known For: Contemporary Art
One of the pioneers and innovator of conceptual art, John Baldessari has proceeded with his investigation of the structure of artistic practice and visual thinking for near sixty years. Utilizing a wide assortment of mediums, most conspicuously photography, his artworks are regularly described by their connection to the composed word. Consolidating appropriated content with pre-existing pictures from pop culture, John Baldessari’s work addresses the semantics of the art world and the role of an artist.
However, the result is never dry: Baldessari dependably brings a huge portion of wit and humor giving regularly much-required levity and self-reflection to art all in all.

Yoko Ono

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Yoko Ono
Born: 1933
Nationality: Japanese
Occupation: Artist, peace activist, singer, songwriter
Genres: Avant-garde
Years active: 1961–present
Yoko Ono is considered to be a groundbreaking figure, fierce activist and a unique creator. Despite the fact that she was oftentimes criticized because of her association with John Lennon and association with the Beatles’ separation. 

With her oeuvre crossing over an assortment of mediums from music, film and performance art, to painting, sculpture, and text, Ono has been a diverse creator with notions. 

Mixing her imaginative power and masterful articulation with activism and performance, Yoko Ono’s art spearheaded the thoughts of women’s liberation in art practice, and she committed her whole life to campaign for world peace.

Sol LeWitt 

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Sol LeWitt
Born: 1928
Died: 2007      
Nationality: American
Known for: Painting, Drawing, Sculpture
Movement: Conceptual Art, Minimalism

Sol LeWitt was a notable American artist whose work set up both Minimalism and Conceptual Art. Sol LeWitt (1928-2007) was significant in the making of the new radical aesthetic of the 1960s that was a progressive logical contradiction to the ‘Abstract Expressionism’

LeWitt came to acclaim in the late 1960s with his wall drawings and “structures” (a term he favored rather than “sculpture”) yet was productive in a wide scope of media including drawing, printmaking, photography, and painting. 

He has been the subject of several performance presentations in exhibition halls and displays around the world since 1965.

Jenny Holzer 

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Jenny Holzer

Born: 1950
Nationality: American
Known for: Conceptual art
Jenny Holzer is an American theoretical and performance artist whose work conveys the message in open spaces over a variety of media, including electronic and LED signs, carved stone, billboards, and written words. Firmly lined up with the feminist art development, Holzer’s oeuvre inflames open discussion and eliminates social and political inequality.

Felix Gonzalez-Torres 

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Felix Gonzalez-Torres

Born: 1957
Died: 1996
Nationality: American
Known for: Sculpture, Installation art
Felix Gonzalez-Torres is a standout amongst the most noteworthy artist to rise in the late 1980s and mid-1990s. 

Best known for his negligible performances and sculptures in which he utilized materials, for example, packaged hard candies, clocks, strings of lights, or heaps of paper. 

In its decreased formal vocabulary, conceptual meticulousness, and reminiscent use of ordinary materials, the artist’s work resounds with meaning that is explicit and mutable; rigorous and liberal; poetic and political as a conjoined dynamic, while it talked the tales of lost love, of photos of the sublime regular, the Minimalist economy.

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Indian Artist

1.G.R. Santosh  2. Jai Zharotia 3. Ramkinkar Vaij 4. Dhan Raj Bhagat 5. Somnath Hore 6. Raja Ravi Varma 7. Ratnabali Kant 8. Satish Gujral  9. Anjolie Ela Menon 10. Jagdish Swaminathan   11. Bishamber Khanna  12. Shanti Dave  13. Om Prakash  14. A Ramachandran 15. Arpita Singh 16. Gulam Mohammad Sheikh  17. Biren De  18. Manjit Bawa 19. Gogi Saroj Pal  20. Arpana Caur 21. Vivan Sundaram  22.Amar Nath Sehgal 23. Jatin Das  24.Meera Mukherjee 25. P. V. Janakiram 26. Ved Nayar 27. Mrinalini Mukherjee  28. Lydia Mehta 29. Krishna Reddy 30. Surindra Chadha 31. Anupam Sud 32. Sankho Chaudhuri 33. Gaganendranath Tagore 34. Rabindranath Tagore 35. Nandalal Bose  36. Abanindranath Tagore 37. Jamini Roy 38. Amrita Sher-Gil 39. A. R. Chughtai  40. Zainul Abedin 41. George Keyt 42. M.F. Husain 43. Binod Bihari Mukharji 44. K. G. Subramanyan  45. Krishen Khanna  46. Tyeb Mehta  47. Ram Kumar 48. Pran Nath Mago 49. F.N. Souza 50. B.C.Sanyal 51. K.S.Kulkarni 52. HarKrishan Lal 53. Jahangir Sabavala 54. Sailoz Mukherjee 55. N. S. Bendre  56. K.K.Hebbar 57. Bimal Das Gupta  

Female Artists:

1.Amrita Sher-Gil  2. Arpana Caur  3. Anupam Sud   4. Lydia Mehta   5. Mrinalini Mukherjee   6. Meera Mukherjee   7. Ratnabali Kant

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