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20th Century & Modern Day Artists
Art Appreciation : 20th Century and Modern Day Artists

20th Century & Modern Artists

Some modern day artists have left their mark on the world by breaking the rules of what some have considered "art." Andy Warhol used commercial products, people, and icons in his paintings. Alexander Calder gave us kinetic and mobile sculptures. Christo's Running Fence challenged locals in more ways than one. And we can be sure that as technology advances and our world changes, modes of artistic expression will continue to evolve. For now you can enjoy what the following artists have shared with us through their innovative ideas, non-traditional techniques, and originality by visiting their own Web sites and Web sites set up as foundations, museums, and other galleries devoted to their work.

Twentieth Century and Modern Artists Online

Deanne Fitzpatrick Spotlight
Learn about the life and art of this amazing rug hooking artist whose work is in the permanent collections of The Canadian Museum of Civilization, The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, The Nova Scotia Art Bank, and The Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Andy Warhol Museum
"Employing mass-production techniques to create works, Warhol challenged preconceived notions about the nature of art and erased traditional distinctions between fine art and popular culture."

American Experience: Ansel Adams
Offers active learning for classroom teaching about the life of Ansel Adams, master photographer. Features a documentary film, biography information, timeline, and photo gallery.

Alexander Calder Foundation
The fascinating history about Alexander Calder and his wire and kinetic art. Best known for Cirque Calder and his playful mobiles.

Christo & Jeanne-Claude
An informational and historical site about environmental artists Christo & Jeanne-Claude. Known for Running Fence, The Umbrellas, and Surrounded Islands.

Gala-Salvador Dali Foundation
Biographical information, museums, videos, and exhibitions of the works of surrealist painter Salvador Dali.

Making Sense of Marcel Duchamp
"Duchamp's legacy includes the insight that art can be about ideas instead of objects, a revolutionary notion that would resonate with later generations of artists."

M.C. Escher
Published by the M.C. Escher Foundation and The M.C. Escher Company B.V., this site contains information about M.C. Escher's life and an extraordinary gallery of his famous works of optical illusion art.

Marco Evaristti
Danish artist recently recognized for painting a Western Greenland iceberg red.

Keith Haring
Keith Haring's playful pop art will speak to the child within you. He's proved that art can be a fun and meaningful way of expression.

Faith Ringgold
For kids of any age who love art and stories. Faith Ringgold inspires by her artful quilting and encouraging words, "If One Can Anyone Can — All you Gotta Do Is Try."

Kurt Wenner
Master street painter — be inspired by his amazing pavement drawings and 3D illusions.