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50 Contemporary Artists You Should Know

Artists working after World War II faced a confounding array of challenges, as stylistic barriers were broken, technology advanced, and issues of sexuality and race came to the forefront.

From painters and photographers to sculptors and performance artists, 50 of the most influential contemporary artists are profiled in this colorful and engaging book that traces the various artistic movements and radical changes of the second half of the 20th and early 21st centuries.

Presented chronologically, each artist is featured in two-page or four-page spreads that include brilliant reproductions of their most important works, an illuminating biography, key dates in their career, and informative background on major developments in the art world.

Throughout the volume a timeline places each artist within the context of contemporary art. As diverse and inspiring as the artists themselves, this book is a voyage of discovery into art's cutting edge.

Christiane Weidemann is an art historian and author of art books for children and adults. Her books include 50 Women Artists You Should Know, 50 Modern Artists You Should Know, and Salvador Dali. She lives in Berlin.

Brad Finger is an art historian based near Chicago, Illinois. He is the author of numerous books on art, including 13 Modern Artists Children Should Know, 13 American Artists Children Should Know, and Jan Vermeer.

Author — Christiane Weidemann and Brad Finger.

Flexi-cover. 160 pages. 7¾" × 9½" (20 cm × 24 cm).

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