New masters of paint: today's top contemporary painters . A list of the 101 most important painters of the history of Western Painting, from 13th century to 21st century by Although this list stems from a deep study of the painters, their contribution to Western painting, and their influence on later artists; we are aware that objectivity does not exist in Art, so we understand that most readers will not agree 100% with this list. This visual artist works in fine arts media (like sculpture and painting) as well as media (such as merchandise, fashion, and animation) which adds to his income. Below each artist's name are links to the year/s they entered the US Top 40 during the 70's. United States About Blog ARTnews is the world's oldest and most widely circulated art magazine. Liu went to the Central Academy of Fine Arts, where he received his BA and MFA. He stays in Beijing and is currently a professor. Liu Xiaodong. Murkami is recognized for obscuring the line between high and low visual arts. Liu Xiaodong is one of China’s most recognized contemporary artists. He left Jincheng to pursue art in Beijing. b.1963 in China Famous Contemporary 30. This list was compiled using several sources including chart rankings, radio airplay, genre influence, and cultural influence to name a few. Of the 100 most expensive artists at auction, 35% come from this segment of the market. Looking at the very top of the market over time, however, artists in the Impressionist and modern category continue to dominate. Takashi Murakami is a Japanese based contemporary artist with high net worth of $100 million. At the top of list is 84-year-old German visual artist Gerhard Richter, who according to Artnet saw 1418 of his works sold at auction between 2011 and the first few months of … Rounding out the top 10 is artist Anish Kapoor with his untitled 2003 alabaster sculpture, which sold for £1.94 million ($3.876 million) at Sotheby’s … In … These are the top 100 artists of the 1970's.

Our eclectic selection of international painters is united by three facts: most are relative newcomers to the art scene; all work figuratively (we take a look at some of the best new abstraction from the US, UK and Germany in a separate section) and all, in our opinion, are among the most exciting contemporary painters working today.