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The 10 most admired XXth century Abstract Painters (preliminary results)

Your most admired abstract painter (s).

Last week I asked readers to name their preferred(s) XXth century abstract painter(s).

The voting period ended April 30th. Given the continuous participation of people willing to collaborate, I postpone it until May the 31st. If you haven´t voted yet please add your preferences in the comment section at the end of this article. Thanks

THE PRELIMINARY RESULTS ARE….(see the table below)

So far there have been a total of 248 votes and 67 XXth century world abstract painters named. Votes have come from wordpress readers and bloggers, facebook fans, twitter and linkedin followers.

In the table below you will see the preliminary results. I have not mentioned all the abstract painters. In this list I have included those with more that 1 vote. As you can see,  there are various abstract artists with the same number of votes. So we need your help to break the ties!!

Please vote if you haven´t yet and spread the word by sharing this article on your preferred social media channel(s). How can you do this?

1. Press the facebook, twitter, linkedin or google+ icons to share in any or all of them.
2. Press the stumbleupon icon if you have an account there. Then choose yes it secure in the screen that comes up. Then choose Art in select an interest. Then write anytag that may help identify the post´s content. Finally (optional) comment something. Select language and press add this page.
2. If you have a wordpress blog, Reblog this article in your blog so that your readers can see it and collaborate. To reblog simply see the top left bar and press reblog.


Thanks everybody for collaborating.

Artist Name

% votes

Ranking Position

Kandinsky 8,50% 1st
Rothko 7,20% 2nd
Mondrian 5,20% 3rd to 5th
Pollock 5,20% 3rd to 5th
Klee 5,20% 3rd to 5th
Miró 4,60% 6th
Twombly 3,30% 7h to 9th
Hoffman 3,30% 7th to 9th
De Kooning 3,30% 7th to 9th
Motherwell 2,60% 10th to 12th
Malevich 2,60% 10th to 12th
Joan Mitchell 2,60% 10th to 12th
Kline 2,00% 13th to 15th
Still 2,00% 13th to 15th
Tapies 2,00% 13th to 15th
Sam Francis 1,30% 16th to 21th
Millares 1,30%  16th to 21th
Newman 1,30% 16th to 21th
Diebenkorn 1,30% 16th to 21th
Esteban Vicente 1,30% 16th to 21th
Joan Eardley 1,30% 16th to 21th
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10 Responses to "The 10 most admired XXth century Abstract Painters (preliminary results)"

  • Marika Herskovic
    April 23, 2012 - 4:13 pm Reply

    My preferences:
    James D. Brooks
    Giorgio Cavallon
    Perle Fine
    Albert Kotin
    Conrad Marca-Relli
    Jan Mϋller

  • yasoypintor
    April 23, 2012 - 4:30 pm Reply

    Hello Marika, thanks a lot for collaborating with this interesting abstract painters names.

    Best regards.


  • Sheldon Krevit
    April 25, 2012 - 1:24 am Reply

    I prefer the work of Richard Pousette-Dart. He gets my vote.

    • yasoypintor
      April 25, 2012 - 11:24 am Reply

      Hi Sheldon, thanks for collaborating.


      Antonio Basso

  • Bernice Harwood
    April 26, 2012 - 2:26 am Reply

    I would add, Robert Rauchenberg,Frank Stella,Louise Nevelson,Henry Moore,Helen Frankenthaler,Pablo Picasso,( I feel that he was the greatest XXcentury artist.) Braque,Brancussi,
    Mondrian,Kandinsky.It is most difficult to choose ten great abstract artists from the .century,but is
    an interesting discussion.

    • yasoypintor
      April 26, 2012 - 12:52 pm Reply

      Hi Bernice, thanks a lot for collaborating. Rauchenberg art is very interesing to me. Very. About Picasso there has been alot of comments in various linkedin art groups about if he is or not an abstract painter. For this voting we will consider he is not.

      Thks a lot again, and please help spread the word.


  • Deborah A. White
    April 26, 2012 - 10:23 pm Reply

    A huge number 1 vote for Antoni Tapies. He’s the reason I paint now. I was overwhelmed seeing his work in person, and decided to at least attempt to paint like he did. (RIP recently).

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