List of famous artists painters


There are many names to consider while compiling a list of famous artist painters. This list of famous artist painters include names from the Renaissance period to the modern times, men artists and female artists, trained artists and self taught artists, founders and  followers of art movements.

 A comprehensive list of famous artists painters are as follows:

  • Pablo Picasso (1881-1973): a giant in the history of painting unequalled by no other. He surpassed all the masters.
  • Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519): Creator of the most famous painting of all time- Mona Lisa. He was a versatile master of the arts from illustration to painting to sculpture.
  • Paul Cezanne (1839-1906): He began with the Impressionist school and further developed a style that was to usher in Cubism.
  • Rembrandt Van Rijn (1606-1669): Great master of Dutch painting, he is known for his play of color and light in his paintings. He was also a master of self-portraits.
  • Diego Velasquez (1599-1660): One of the greats of Baroque painting.
  • Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944): A master of ‘abstraction’ style of painting.
  • Claude Monet ((1840-1926): Master of light and color famous for his nature paintings like water lilies.
  • Caravaggio (1571-1610): Father of Baroque painting and master of use of lights and shadows.
  • William Turner (1775-1851): One of the best landscape artists of Western painting.
  • Jan Van Eych (1319-1441): Master of Flemish painting, user of accuracy and perspective.
  • Albrecht Durer (1471-1528): A master of drawing and color, focusing mostly List of famous artists painterson nature.
  • Jackson Pollock (1912-1956): Of the school of American Abstract Expressionism.
  • Michelangelo (1475-1564): Considered one of the greatest artistic geniuses of all time, known for his sculptures.
  • Paul Gauguin (1848-1903): Follower of Impressionism and symbolism, famous for his Polynesian paintings.
  • Francisco De Goya (1746 to 1828): Oil painter, sketcher, fresco painter, engraver focusing on court paintings, mystical themes etc.
  • Vincent Van Gogh (1853 to 1890): Greatest painter of all time who led an unhappy life. Known for contributing to German Expressionism and famous for works like Sunflowers and The Starry Night. A must entry to the list of famous artist painters.
  • Eduaord Manet(1832-1883):  A revolutionary and originator of Impressionism.
  • Henri Matisse(1869-1954):One of the greatest, known for his varied use of color.
  • Raphael(1483-1520):One of the prominent Renaissance artists known for excellent drawing and color.
  • Titian(1476-1576): Leading figure of Venetian art of his time known for mythological themes.
  • Peter Paul Rubens(1577-1640):One of the most prolific painters of his time, known for his paintings of nudes.
  • Andy Warhol(1928-1987):One of the fathers of pop art and iconic figures of contemporary art. A sure entry to the list of famous artists painters.
  • Joan Miro (1893-1983): He explored the unconscious depths of the mind-relating to Surrealism but also connected to Expressionism and Fauvism.
  • Marc Chagall (1887-1985): Artist of fantasies and dreams, color and light.
  • Paul Klee (1879-1940): His studies of color are a unique contribution.
  • Francis Bacon (1909-1992): Artist of the’ School of London”, who broke away from all canons of painting.
  • Jan Vermeer (1632-1675): Leading artist of the Delft school, and known for his superlative landscape paintings.
  • Winslow Homer (1836-1910): Leading light of American painting of his era.
  • Frida Kahlo (1907-1954): Mexican painter and great figure in Latin American art known for her self portraits.
  • Edgar Degas (1834-1917): Shared the theme of Impressionism and most noted for his ‘Ballerina’ paintings.
  • Salvador Dali (1904-1989): One of the greatest lights of Surrealism.
  • John Constable (1776-1837): A great figure of English romanticism.
  • Renoir (1841-1919): Key figure of Impressionism.
  • Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920): One of the greatest portraits painters.

These are a comprehensive list of famous artists painters who made a great contribution to the field of art. Each of them had a unique perspective on life and nature and used light and color to enhance their paintings.

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