Art Era Timeline #3 ~ Early 20th Century to Modernism

I hope you downloaded the previous Art Era Timelines ~

#1 Pre-Renaissance to  18th Century and #2 19th Century Art

Click here for your 11 page download of #3 20th Century to the start of Modern Art ~ Art Era Timeline Early20thC-Modern

I have provided a basic definition of each art movement and included the dates and  names of  the founders and the most eminent artists of that movement. Each artist has a thumbnail of their work. I have placed each art movement on a new page for clarity and to help the study of different eras.

Here is a slide-show sampler:

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These are the Art Movements covered in this time:

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  • Late 19th/Early 20th Century Design
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Art Nouveau
  • Les Nabis
  • The Golden Age of Illustration
  • Art Deco
  • 20th Century
  • Realism Reinvented
  • Ashcan School
  • Camden Town Group
  • American Scene
  • American Regionalism
  • Social Realism
  • The Canadian Group Of Seven
  • Magic Realism
  • Contemporary Realism

Some ideas on how to use this timeline:

  • Print it and create an Art Book of Centuries, or
  • Add these pages to a student’s own Book of Centuries or
  • Cut and paste the pages end-to-end as a continual vertical art timeline (it will be huge!)
  • Cut out and add the artists and their art work thumbnails to a dedicated art timeline or an existing timeline
  • Laminate and cut the artists as cards and let children match the artists to the eras
  • Use the information and write your own artists on the timeline as you study them

I downloaded all the information for these timelines from

Have you downloaded all the other Free Artists and Impressionist Artists Pages?

4 thoughts on “Art Era Timeline #3 ~ Early 20th Century to Modernism

  1. Thanks Nadene…this is perfect for our art study next year (year four in the history cycle).

    You do such great work and I appreciate that you share your timelines with all of us. 🙂

    I shared your link in my Google Reader.


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