The following is a list of American modernists who worked in the visual arts in the U.S. before World War II. Our interest reaches into the second half of the century but our list was becoming untenable! Further, many of the younger artists are better known. Such a list is of course always growing as more contributions to the whole come to light. We welcome your suggestions for additions to the list at info@americanmodernists.org.

Bernice Abbott (1898-1991)
Grace Albee (1890-1985)
Joseph Albers (1888-1976)
Ivan Albright (1897-1983)
Charles Alston (1907-1977)
Alexander Archipenko (1887-1964)
George Ault (1891-1948)
Milton Avery (1885-1965)

Peggy Bacon (1895-1987)
Will Barnet (b. 1911)
Leonard Baskin (1922-2000)
Gifford Beal (1879-1956)
Romare Bearden (1914-1988)
George Bellows (1882-1925)
Ben Benn (1884-1983)
Tom Benrimo (1887-1958)
Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975)
Harry Bertoia (1915-1978)
Isabel Bishop (1902-1988)
Arnold Blanch (1896-1968)
Lucille Blanch (1895-1981)
Albert Bloch (1882-1961)
Hyman Bloom (b. 1913)
Oscar Bluemner (1867-1938)
Peter Blume (1906-1992)
Guy Pene du Bois (1884-1958)
Ilya Bolotowsky (1907-1981)
Louis Bouché (1896-1969)
Margaret Bourke-White (1904-1971)
Hugh Breckenridge (1870-1937)
Patrick Henry Bruce (1881-1936)
Charles Burchfield (1893-1967)
David Burliuk (1882-1976)

Letterio Calapai (1902-1993)
Alexander Calder (1898-1976)
Harry Callahan (1912-1999)
Mary Callery (1903-1977)
Arthur B. Carles (1882-1952)
Carlotta Carlotta (1901-1988)
Elizabeth Catlett (b. 1915)
George J. Z. Constant (1892-1978)
Howard Cook (1901-1980)
Joseph Cornell (1903-1972)
John Covert (1882-1960)
Konrad Cramer (1888-1963)
Ralston Crawford (1906-1978)
Francis Criss (1901-1973)
Bernice Cross (b. 1912)
John Steuart Curry (1897-1946)

Andrew Dasburg (1887-1979)
James Daugherty (1889-1974)
Stuart Davis (1894-1964)
Manierre Dawson (1887-1969)
Dorothy Dehner (1901-1994)
Charles Demuth (1883-1935)
Preston Dickinson (1891-1930)
Edwin Walter Dickinson (1891-1978)
Burgoyne Diller (1906-1965)
Arthur Dove (1880-1946)
Elsie Driggs (1898-1992)
Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968)

Louis Eilshemius (1864-1941)
Wharton Esherick (1887-1970)

Philip Evergood (1901-1973)

Lyonel Feininger (1871-1956)
Lorser Feitelson (1898-1978)
Ernest Fiene (1894-1966)
Arnold Friedman (1874-1946)
Arthur Burdett Frost (1887-1917)

Naum Gabo (1890-1977)
Emil Ganso (1895-1941)
Lee Gatch (1902-1968)
Hugo Gellert (1892-1985)
William Glackens (1870-1938)
Fritz Glarner (1899-1972)
Arshile Gorky (1904-1948)
John Graham (1886-1961)
Morris Graves (1910-2001)
Balcomb Greene (1904-1990)
Nils Gren (1893-1940)
William Gropper (1897-1977)
Chaim Gross (1904-1991)
Louis Guglielmi (1906-1956)

Samuel Halpert (1884-1930)
Marsden Hartley (1877-1943)
C. Bertram Hartman (1882-1960)
Robert Henri (1865-1929)
Stefan Hirsch (1899-1964)
Robert Holty (1900-1973)
Edward Hopper (1882-1967)
Earl Horter (1883-1940)

Lois Mailou Jones (1905-1998)
Raymond Jonson (1891-1982)

Morris Kantor (1896-1974)
Leon Kelly (1901-1982)
Rockwell Kent (1882-1971)
Karl Knaths (1891-1971)
Leon Kroll (1884-1974)
Walt Kuhn (1877-1949)
Yasuo Kuniyoshi (1893-1953)

Gaston Lachaise (1882-1935)
Paul Landacre (1893-1963)
Mauricio Lasansky (b. 1914)
Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000)
Ernest Lawson (1873-1939)
Rico Lebrun (1900-1964)
Doris Lee (1905-1983)
Berman Leonid (1886-1976)
Louis Lozowick (1892-1973)
George Luks (1866-1933)

Stanton Macdonald-Wright (1890-1973)
Elmer Livingston MacRae (1875-1955)
Peppino Mangravite (1896-1978)
Middleton Manigault (1887-1922)
Paul Manship (1885-1966)
Herman Maril (1908-1986)
John Marin (1870-1953)
Reginald Marsh (1898-1954)
Jan Matulka (1890-1972)
Alfred Maurer (1868-1932)
Henry Benbridge McCarter (1864-1942)
Henry Lee McFee (1886-1953)
Jan Mhller (1922-1958)
Gerald Murphy (1888-1964)

Elie Nadelman (1885-1946)
Willard Nash (1898-1943)
Alice Neel (1900-1984)
Jean Négulesco (1900-1993)
Carl Newman (1858-1932)
Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988)

Henriette Oberteuffer (1878-1962)
Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986)

Walter Pach (1883-1958)
Gabor Peterdi (b. 1915)
Marjorie Phillips (1894-1985)
Horace Pippin (1888-1946)
Henry Varnum Poor (1888-1970)
Fairfield Porter (1907-1975)
Maurice Prendergast (1858-1924)
Melville Price (1920-1970)

Abraham Rattner (1895-1978)
Man Ray (1890-1977)
Ad Reinhardt (1913-1967)
Boardman Robinson (1876-1952)
Theodore Roszak (1907-1981)
Morgan Russell (1886-1953)
Anne Ryan (1889-1954)

Kay Sage (1898-1963)
H. Lyman Saÿen (1875-1918)
Morton Schamberg (1881-1918)
William Schumacher (1870-1931)
John Sennhauser (1907-1978)
Ben Shahn (1898-1969)
Charles Sheeler (1883-1965)
Everett Shinn (1876-1953)
Rex Slinkard (1887-1918)
John Sloan (1871-1951)
Esphyr Slobodkina (1908-2002)
David Smith (1906-1965)
Joseph Solman (b. 1909)
William Sommer (1867-1949)
Moses Soyer (1899-1974)
Raphael Soyer (1899-1987)
Eugene Speicher (1883-1962)
Niles Spencer (1893-1952)
Frank Stamato (1897-1940)
Edward Steichen (1879-1973)
Joseph Stella (1877-1946)
Maurice Sterne (1878-1957)
Florine Stettheimer (1871-1944)
Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946)
John Storrs (1885-1956)
Paul Strand (1890-1976)

Dorothea Tanning (b. 1912)
Henry Fitch Taylor (1853-1925)
Mark Tobey (1890-1976)
Helen Torr (1886-1967)
Allen Tucker (1886-1939)

Jay van Everen (1875-1947)
Natalie Van Vleck (1901-1981)
Bernard von Eichman (1899-1970)
Elsa von Freytag Loringhoven (1874-1927)
Charmion von Wiegand (1899-1983)
Vaclav Vytlacil (1892-1984)

Abraham Walkowitz (1878-1965)
Max Weber (1881-1961)
Edward Weston (1886-1958)
Harold Weston (1894-1972)
Grant Wood (1892-1942)

Jean Xceron (1890-1967)
William Yarrow (1891-1941)
Marguerite Zorach (1887-1968)
William Zorach (1889-1966)

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