2.1 Artists A – B

Seeking to categorise artists is not without difficulty. It’s something like trying to push water uphill with your hands, or perhaps like trying to herd cats, but here goes!

At its launch ultcult.com has identified c9,000 artists, from these it details c2,400 works of c600 of these artists. This will be routinely expanded after launch.

The full c9,000 database of artists has a link below each letter icon. The c600 selected artists are listed alphabetically below the icon.

The second column shows the artist’s names, with alternatives shown, then the art movements and schools with which they have been associated, and the prime locations where they worked.

The right column, wherever possible shows an image, frequently a self-portrait, in some cases the image is one of their works. Then we show their dates of birth and death, and, where known, their age at death.

Then we list their works featured on ultcult.com with the date completed and links directly to that work’s entry.

Below are the currently selected artists beginning with A.
Or you can search the full database for A under
A-Anc or And-Az

QUICK LINKS:
Abbati, Giuseppe
Agasias, son of Dositheus
Agasias, son of Menophilus
Aivazovsky, Ivan
Albani, Francesco
Albers, Anni
Albers, Josef
Alcázar, Luis Paret y
Alexandros of Antioch
al-Idrisi, Abu Abdullah Muhammad
Allori, Alessandro
Alsina, Ramon Marti
Altdorfer, Albrecht

Ambrosi, Alfredo
Anders, Zorn

Andre, Carl
Anglada-Camarasa, Hermenegildo
Anschutz, Thomas Pollock
Anselmo, Giovanni
Anuszkiewicz, Richard
Apsit, Alexander Petrovich
Arcimboldo, Giuseppe
Armfield, Maxwelll Ashby
Arp, Jean (Hans Peter Wilhelm)
Auchentaller, Josef Maria
[2001]

Jump to B-Index of artists

>Abbati, Giuseppe 
Realism/Macchiaioli/Impressionism
Florence/Venice

Italian painter
1836-1868, aged 32
[2002]

Country Road with Cypresses1860
Tower of the Palazzo del Podestà, The1865
>Agasias, son of Dositheus
Ἀγασίας
Hellenistic Greece
Ephesus


[Borghese Gladiator]
Greek sculptor
c100 BCE
[2003]

Borghese Gladiator100 BCE
>Agasias, son of Menophilus
Ἀγασίας
Roman Republic
Delos/Ephesus


[Dying Gaul]
Greek sculptor
c200 BCE
[2004]

Dying Gaul (aka Dying Galatian)c200 BCE
>Aivazovsky, Ivan
Иван Константинович Айвазовский 
Romanticism/Realism
Crimea

Russian/Armenian painter
1817-1900, aged 82
[2005]

Ninth Wave, The1850
>Albani, Francesco
Baroque/Bolognese School
Bologna

[Baptism of Christ]
Italian painter
1578-1660, aged 82
[2006]

Dance of the Cupids, The1578-1660
Baptism of Christc1640
>Albers, Anni
Bauhaus
Berlin/North Carolina

German-American painter
1899-1994, aged 94
[2007]

Wall Hanging1926
>Albers, Josef
Abstract Art/Bauhaus/Abstract Expressionism/Op Art
Berlin/North Carolina

German-American painter
1888-1976, aged 87
[2008]

Study for Graphic Tectonic (Ascension)1941
Dissolving/Vanishing:
Homage to the Square series
1951
Homage to the Square1964
Homage to the Square: Protected Blue1977
>Alcázar, Luis Paret y
Rococo
Madrid/Bilbao

Spanish painter
1746-1799, aged 53 [2009]

Charles III Dining Before the Courtc1775
>Alexandros of Antioch
Ἀλέξανδρος
Hellenistic Greece
Wandering artist

[Venus de Milo]
Greek sculptor
2nd-1st c BCE
[2010]

Venus de Milo130-100 BCE
>al-Idrisi, Abu Abdullah Muhammad
أبو عبد الله محمد الإدريسي القرطبي الحسني السبتي‎
Islamic Golden Age
Ceuta, Sicily


Arab/Almoravid geographer
1100-1165, aged 64
[2011]

World Atlas of al-Idrisi1154
>Allori, Alessandro
Mannerism
Florence

Italian painter
1535-1607, aged 72
[2012]

Maria de Medicic1555
Susanna and the Elders1561
>Alsina, Ramon Marti
Spanish Eclecticism
Barcelona, Paris

Spanish-Catalan painter
1826-1894, aged 68 [2013]

Siesta, The1884
>Altdorfer, Albrecht
Northern Renaissance
Bavaria

German painter
c1480-1538, aged
[2014]

Battle of Alexander at Issus1529
>Ambrosi, Alfredo Gauro
Futurism
Naples, Madrid, London, Nice

Italian painter
1901-1945, aged 44
[2015]

Aerial Portrait of Mussolini1930
>Anders, Zorn
Post-Impressionism
Sweden

Swedish painter
1860-1920, aged 60
[2016]

Girls from Darlana Having a Bath1908
>Andre, Carl
Minimalism
Boston

American artist
1935-
[2017]

100 Copper Square1968
>Anglada-Camarasa, Hermenegildo
Fauvism
Catalonia

Spanish-Catalan
1871-1959, aged 78 [2018]

Sonia de Klamery (Lying)1913
>Anschutz, Thomas Pollock
Realism/Impressionism/Ashcan School
Philadelphia

American painter
1851-1912, aged 60 [2019]

The Farmer and His Son at Harvesting1879
>Anselmo, Giovanni
Arte Povera
Turin, Milan

Italian artist
1934-
[2020]

Untitled (Sculpture that eats)1968
>Anuszkiewicz, Richard
Op Art
Ohio

Amercian painter/sculptor
1933-2020, , aged 86 [2021]

Knowledge and Disappearance1961
Untitled (1965)1965
>Apsit, Alexander Petrovich
Propaganda-Socialist Realism
St Petersburg, Moscow

Russian graphic artist
1880-1944,
aged 64 [2022]

Rise and defend Petrograd!1919
The workers and peasants are wiping out the lords and barons…1920
>Arcimboldo, Giuseppe
Mannerism
Milan

Italian painter
1526-1593, aged 67 [2023]

Emperor Rudolf II as Vertumnus1591
>Armfield, Maxwell Ashby
Arts & Crafts
Birmingham, Cotswolds

English painter
1881-1972, aged 90 [2025]

Oh! Willo! Willo! Willo!1902
>Arp, Jean (Hans Peter Wilhelm)
Abstract Art/Dada/Surrealism
Strasbourg, Zurich, Lucerne

German-French sculptor
1886-1966, aged 79 [2026]

Torso1932
>Auchentaller, Josef Maria
Vienna Secession
Vienna

Austrian painter
1865-1949, aged 84
[B-index]

Aureol1898

Below are the currently selected artists beginning with B.
Or you can search the full database for B under
Ba-Ben, Ber-Bor, Bos-Bre or Bri-Byz

QUICK LINKS:
Bacon, Francis
Balla, Giacom
Banksy
Barbier, Georg
Barraud, Francis
Batoni. Pompeo
Bazille, Frédéric
Beard, William Holbrook
Bearden, Romare
Beardsley, Aubrey Vincent
Beckmann, Max Carl Friederich
Bell, Vanessa
Bellini, Gentile
Bellini, Giovanni
Belloto, Bernardo
Bellows, George Wesley
Berezovsky, Igor
Bernini, Gian Lorenzo
Beuys, Joseph
Bian Wenzhi
Bierstadt, Albert
Bilders, Gerard
Bingham, George Caleb
Blackstock, Gregory
Blake, William
Boccioni, Umberto
Böcklin, Arnold

Bondi, Yuri
Bonheur, Rosa
Bonnard, Pierre
Bonesegna, Giovanni Paolo
Bontecou, Lee
Bosch, Hieronymous
Botero, Fernando
Botticelli, Sandro
Boucher, François
Bourdelle, Antoine (Emile-Antoine)
Bourgeois, Louise
Boznańska, Olga
Bradley, Paige
Brancusi, Constantin
Brandt, Jozef
Braque, Georges
Bright, Henry
Brodsky, IsaakBroederlam, Melchior
Bronzino, Agnolo
Brooks, James David
Brown, Cecily
Bruegel the Elder, Jan
Bruegel the Elder, Pieter
Bryullov, Karl Pavlovich
Bulloch, Angela
Burne-Jones, Sir Edward Cole

[2050]

>Bacon, Francis
Modern Art/Expressionism/Surrealism/Abstract Expressionism
Dublin, London
[2051]


Irish-English painter
1909-1992, aged 82
Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion 1944
Screaming Pope, The1953
Figure in a Landscape1945
George Dyer Talking, Portrait of1966
>Balla, Giacomo
Divisionism/Futurism
Rome
[2102]


Italian painter
1871-1958, aged 77
Dynamism of a Dog on a Leash1912
Madwoman, The1905
>Banksy
(perhaps Robert Gunningham?)
Present Day Europeans
[2052]


English artist
1973-
Love is in the Air2003
Napalm2004
Fire (Port Talbot)2019
>Barbier, George
Art Nouveau/Art Deco
Paris
[2053]


French illustrator
1882-1932, aged 50
Vaslav Nijinsky and Ida Rubinstein in Schéhérazade1910
Jeanne Paquin Gown1914
Lady with Panther (for Cartier)1914
>Barraud, Francis
Victorian Art
London
[2054]


English painter
1856-1924, aged 78
His Master’s Voice1898-1900
>Batoni, Pompeo Girolamo
Rococo/Neoclassicism
Rome
[2055]


Italian painter, Rome
1708-1787, aged 79
Diana and Cupid
1761
>Bazille, Jean-Frédéric
Impressionism
Paris
[2056]


[Renoir portrait of Bazille]
French painter
1841-1870, aged 29
Family Reunion1867
Studio in rue de la Condamine1870
>Beard, William Holbrook
Romanticism/Symbolism
Düsseldorf, New York
[2057]


American painter
1824 – 1900, aged 75
Dancing Bears1870
>Bearden, Romare
Art Brut-Outsider Art/Abstract Expressionism
New York
[2058]


American artist
1911-1988, aged 77
Tomorrow I May Be Far Away1967
>Beardsley, Aubrey Vincent
Japonism/Aesthetic Movement/Art Nouveau
London
[2059]


English illustrator
1872 – 1898, aged 25
Dancer’s Reward, The 1907
>Beckmann, Max Carl Friederich
Expressionism/Abstract Expressionism
Frankfurt, Amsterdam, St Louis
[2060]


German painter/sculptor
1884 – 1950, aged 66
Self-Portrait with a Red Scarf1917
Self-Portrait in a Tuxedo1927
Beginning, The1949
Self-Portrait in Olive and Brown1945
>Bell, Vanessa
Post-Impressionism/Arts & Crafts/Bloomsbury Group
London
[2061]


English artist
1879-1961, aged 82
Studland Beach1912
Still Life On Corner of A Mantelpiece1914
Abstract Paintingc1914
Tub, The1917
Arum Lillies1919
>Bellini, Gentile
Early Renaissance/Renaissance/Venetian School/High Renaissance
Venice
[2062]


Italian painter, Venice
c1429-1507, aged 77
Procession of the True Cross in St Mark’s Square 1496
>Bellini, Giovanni 
Early Renaissance/Renaissance/Venetian School/High Renaissance
Venice
[2063]


[Self-portrait]
Italian painter,
c1426-1516, aged 90
St Francis in Ecstacy1476 – 1480
Doge Leonardo Loredan, Portrait of the1501-2
San Zaccaria Altarpiece1505
>Belloto, Bernardo
Venetian School/Rococo
Vienna, Munich
[2064]


[Self portrait as Venetian Ambassador]
Italian painter
1721 – 1780, aged 59
Entrance of the Grand Canal, Venice1741
View of the Ponte delle Navi, Verona1745
>Bellows, George Wesley
Realism/Ashcan School
New York
[2065]


American painter
1882 – 1925, aged 42
Men of the Docks1912
Cliff Dwellers1913
Dempsey and Firpo 1923-24
Dempsey and Firpo1923-24
>Berezovsky, Igor
Игорь Борисович Березовский 
Social Realism
Moscow
[2066]


[Poster: We will fulfil…]
Russian painter
1942-2007, aged 64
We will fulfil the Party’s commission!1957
>Bernini, Gian Lorenzo
Baroque
Rome
[2067]


[Self portrait]
Italian sculptor/architect
1598-1680, aged 81
Apollo and Daphne1625
Ecstasy of St Teresa, The, Cornaro Chapel 1647-52
Bust of Louis XIV1665
>Beuys, Joseph
Conceptual Art/Installation Art
Düsseldorf
[2068]


German artist
1921-1986, aged 64
Lightning with Stag in its Glare1958-85
>Bian Wenzhi
張文治編
Ming Dynasty
Shaoxing, Zhejiang Province
[2069]


Chinese painter
unknown dates, working c1413
A painting of birds1413
>Bierstadt, Albert
American Colonial Art/Romanticism/Realism/Luminism
Western USA
[2070]


German-American painter
1830-1902, aged 72
Among the Sierra Nevada Mountains. California1868
>Bilders, Gerard
Hague School
The Hague
[2071]


Dutch painter
1838-1865, aged 27
Cows in a Puddle1860-65
>Bingham, George Caleb
American Colonial Art/Romanticism/Luminism
Missouri
[2072]


[Self portrait}
American artist
1811-1879, aged 67
Fur Traders Descending the Missouri1845
>Blackstock, Gregory 
Art Brut-Outsider Art
Seattle
[2073]


American (autistic) artist
1946 – 
Windmills. The2014
>Blake, William
Romanticism/Symbolism
London
[2074]


[Portrait by Thomas Phillips]
English poet, painter, printmaker
1757-1827, aged 70
Albion Rose1794-6
Little Girl Found, The1794
Isaac Newton1795
Nebuchadnezzar1795-1805
Ghost of a Flea, The1819-20
>Boccioni, Umberto
Divisionism/Futurism/Abstract Art
Wandering artists
[2075]


Italian painter, sculptor
1882-1916, aged 34
Three Women1909-10
City Rises, The1910
Unique Forms of Continuity in Space1913
Unique Forms of Continuity in Space1913
>Böcklin, Arnold 
Romanticism/Symbolism
Düsseldorf, Paris
[2076]



[Self-portrait with Death playing the fiddle]
Swiss painter
1827 – 1901, aged 73
Self-Portrait with Death Playing the Fiddle1872
Battle of the Centaurs1873
>Bondi, Yuri Mikhailovich
Propaganda-Socialist Realism
Baku, St Petersburg, Moscow
[2077]


[Poster: Our revolution…]
Russian (Baku) artist
1889-1926, aged 37
Our revolution will still be going in 100 years 1920
>Bonheur, Rosa
Romanticism/Realism
Paris
[2078]


French artist
1822-1899, aged 77
Horse Fair, The1852-5
>Bonnard, Pierre
Japonism/Post-Impressionism
Paris
[2079]


French painter, illustrator
1867 – 1947, aged 79
Toilette, La1908
Green Blouse, The1919
Terrace at Vernonnet, The1939
>Bonesegna, Giovanni Paolo
Byzantine
Venice
[2080]


Italian artist
c1345
Pala D’Oro1345
>Bontecou, Lee
Abstract Art/Abstract Expressionism
New York
[2081]


American sculptor, printmaker
1931 – 
Untitled (1961)1961
>Bosch, Hieronymous 
Northern Renaissance
‘s-Hertogenbosch
[2082]


Dutch painter
c1450-1516, aged 66
Last Judgement, The (Triptych)1482
Garden of Earthly Delights, The (Triptych)1505-1510
Haywain Triptych1512-1515
>Botero, Fernando aka ‘Boterismo’
Naïve Art/Primitivism/Neo-Figurative
Bogotá, Barcelona, Madrid, Paris
[2083]


Colombian artist, sculptor
1932 – 
Collector, The1974
>Botticelli, Sandro
Early Renaissance/Renaissance/High Renaissance
Florence
[2084]


Italian painter
1445-1510, aged 65
Giuliano de’ Medici1478-80
Primavera1478
Idealised Portrait of a Lady 1480
Madonna of the Magnificat, The1480-1
Birth of Venus, The1482-6
Cestello Annunication1489-90
>Boucher, François
Rococo
Paris
[2085]


[Portrait by Gustaf Lundberg]
French painter
1703-1770
Triumph of Venus1740
Diana Leaving her Bath1742
Brunette Odalisque, Thec1745
Toilet of Venus, The1751
Madame de Pompadour, Portrait of1756 and 1759
>Bourdelle, Antoine (Emile-Antoine)
Realism/Art Deco
Paris
[2086]


1861-1929, aged 67
Meditation of Apollon and the Muses1910-2
>Bourgeois, Louise
Sculpture Art/Installation Art
New York
[2087]


French-American artist
1911-2020, aged 98
Spider1996
Maman1999
>Boznańska, Olga 
Young Poland
Munich, Paris
[2088]


Polish painter
1865-1940, aged 75
Florists, The1889
Self-portrait with folded hands1893
>Bradley, Paige
Sculpture Art
Pennsylvania
[2089]


American sculptor
1974 – 
Expansion2012
>Brâncuși, Constantin
Abstract Art/Expressionism/Futurism
Bucharest, Paris
[2090]


Romanian-French sculptor, painter
1876-1957, aged 80
Mlle Pogany1913
>Brandt, Józef
Realism
Warsaw, Paris
[2091]


Polish painter
1841-1915, aged 74
On Reconnaissance1876
>Braque, Georges
Fauvism/Cubism/Abstract Art
Paris
[2092]


French painter, sculptor
1882 – 1963, aged 81
Large Nude 1907-8
Piano and Mandola (Piano et mandore)1909-10
Violin and Palette (Violon et palette)1909-10
Man with a guitar1911-1912
>Bright, Henry
Norwich School
Norwic
[2093]


English painter
1810-1873, aged 63
On the Norfolk Broads1855
>Brodsky, Isaak 
Social Realism
St Petersburg
[2094]


[Portrait by Ilya Repin]
Russian painter
1883-1939, aged 55
Lenin in Smolny1930
>Broederlam, Melchior
Medieval/Gothic Art/Early Renaissance
Burgundy
[2095]


Dutch painter
1350-1409, aged 59
Dijon  Altarpiece1394-99
>Bronzino, Agnolo
High Renaissance/Mannerism
Florence
[2096]


Italian artist, Florence
1503-1572, aged 69
Venus, Cupid, Folly and Time1540-6
Bia de Medici, Portrait of1542
>Brooks, James David
Abstract Expressionist,/Action-Kinetic
New York
[2097]



American painter, muralist
1906-1992, aged 85
Boon1957
>Brown, Cecily 
Abstract Art
New Yorl
[2098]


English-American painter
1969 – 
1000 Thread Count2004
>Bruegel the Elder, Jan
Mannerism/Baroque
Antwerp
[2099]


[Portrait by Rubens]
Dutch (Flemish) artist
1568-1625, aged 57
Landscape with the Flight into Egyptc1600
Great Fish Market1603
Garden of Eden with the Fall of Man, The1615
Garden of Eden with the Fall of Man, The1615
Fantastic Cave with Odysseus and Calypso, Thec1616
>Bruegel the Elder, Pieter
Baroque
Antwerp
[2100]


[Self portrait?]
Dutch (Flemish) artist
c1525-1569, aged 44
Mad Meg (Dulle Griet)1563
Massacre of the Innocents1565-7
Parable of the Blind1568
Fight Between Carnival and Lent, The1559
Triumph of Deathc1562
Tower of Babel1563
Hunters in the Snow1565
Peasant Wedding, The1568
>Bryullov, Karl Pavlovich
Карл Па́влович Брюлло́в
Neoclassicism/Romanticism
St Petersburg, Rome
[2103]


Russian painter
1799-1852, aged 53
Last Day of Pompeii1833
>Bulloch, Angela
Young British Artist
Berlin
[2101]


Canadian-English
1966-
Smoke Spheres 2-42010
>Burne-Jones, Sir Edward Coley
Romanticism/Victorian Art/Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood/Aesthetic Movement/Arts & Crafts
London

English artist
1833-1898, aged 62
Beguiling of Merlin, The1872-7
The Birth of Pegasus and Chrysaor1876-1885
King Cophetua and the Beggar Maid1884

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