2013 was a fascinating year for the art world. We saw booming sales, a convergence of art and music that was unprecedented, and explosions from some of the already most-established artists in the game. With all of that, it became a little too easy to overlook the players who are on the front lines of artistic development, rather than commerce, provocative social commentary, or pure celebrity. But we kept the light on, and here are 10 emerging painters that have lit our attention up enough for us to be excited about their output in the coming year.

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