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Collage Art History


Becoming a distinctive  part of Modern Art in the early 20th century, Collage Art described the technique of assemblage that was used within this artistic creation of a new style.


The techniques associated with Collage Art were first used in China around 200 BC when paper was invented.


Collage artwork began with Cubist painters Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso. Cubist collages began experimenting with fragments of completely unrelated subject matter.


Artists began to make extensive use of collage within their works to create fictitious, unusual, and dream-like scenes.

Our List of Famous Collage Artists

Henri Matisse  (1869 – 1954)

Pablo Picasso  (1881 – 1973)

Georges Braque  (1882 – 1963)

Hans Arp  (1886 – 1966)

Kurt Schwitters  (1887 – 1948)

Hannah Höch  (1889 – 1978)

Collage in music

A notable group who made use of collage  styles within their music was The Beatles. 

tips to make your own!

Collect and create your own source material. Organize your composition prior to gluing it down.

the legacy of art collage

Collage painting and artworks were predominantly used to address a variety of issues, due to the technique’s ability for vast social commentary. Its legacy can be seen through the many young artists that have continued to work in this medium.