a look at

Modern Artists

what is contemporary art?

A Contemporary art definition will differ slightly depending on who you ask.  There is a difference between famous contemporary artists and famous modern artists. While famous modern artists belonged to a movement that was most prominent from the 1870s to the 1970s, contemporary art refers to the artists of today.

our list of famous modern artists


Anselm Kiefer (1945 – Present)


Richard Prince (1949 – Present)


Peter Doig (1959 – Present)


Zeng Fanzhi (1964 – Present)


Julie Mehretu (1970 – Present)


Adrian Ghenie (1977 – Present)