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A comprehensive directory of world's most famous painters.

Painters may refer to people who are involved in the creation of art work through the use of paint. A painter is one who paints in order to earn his living or he/she may also practice it as a recreational activity. The world most ancient paintings were created by cavemen, who created murals on the caves. Some of the oldest know paintings were created in France, at the Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc Cave, these paintings are considered to be 32, 000 years old. Visual art was also produced in India as early as the 3rd millennium BC. Paintings were also done in the caves of central India in the pre-historic times, from 30,000 BCE. The different types of painters include surrealistic painters, abstract painters, modernist painters, impressionistic painters, modern painters and realistic painters. The different kinds of paintings include cubism, geometric art, pop art; outsider art, photorealism, and ink wash painting among many others. In the 21st century, the art industry is one of the most booming multibillion dollar industries that provides opportunities to an array of artists and painters. Here is a compilation of a list of famous painters from across the world, learn more fascinating facts and details about them with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.
Ad Reinhardt Ad Reinhardt

Adolph Frederick Reinhardt, better known as Ad ...

Albert Anker Albert Anker

Albert Samuel Anker is regarded as the ...

Albert Namatjira Albert Namatjira

Albert Namatjira was an Australian painter ...

Alberto Giacometti Alberto Giacometti

Alberto Giacometti was a popular Swiss artist and ...

Albrecht Altdorfer Albrecht Altdorfer

Albrecht Altdorfer was an iconic German painter, ...

Albrecht Durer Albrecht Durer

Albrecht Durer was a renowned painter, engraver, ...

Alex Grey Alex Grey

Alex Grey is an artist whose works cover a ...

Alfred Sisley Alfred Sisley

Alfred Sisley was a landscape painter who helped ...

Almeida Junior Almeida Junior

Jose Ferraz de Almeida Junior was a major ...

Amrita Shergil Amrita Shergil

One of the most talented painters ever to have ...

Anders Zorn Anders Zorn

One of the most prominent artists Sweden has ever ...

Andrew Newell Wyeth - American Painter Andrew Wyeth

Andrew Wyeth was a realist painter of America. He ...

Anna Ancher Anna Ancher

Anna Ancher (August 18, 1859 – April 15, 1935) ...

Asai Chu Asai Chu

Asai Chu, the famous landscape painter of the ...

Boris Vallejo Boris Vallejo

Boris Vallejo is a Peruvian born fantasy artist ...

Camille Corot Camille Corot

Camille Corot, born as Jean-Baptiste-Camille ...

Caravaggio Caravaggio

Caravaggio baptised Michelangelo Merisi was an ...

Charles Alston Charles Alston

Charles Alston was a renowned African-American ...

Chuck Close Chuck Close

Chuck Close is an American painter who rose to ...

Claude Monet Claude Monet

Claude Monet was a renowned French painter who ...

Constantin Brancusi Constantin Brâncuși...

A pioneer of modern sculpture, Constantin ...

Constantine Andreou Constantine Andreou

A figure that played a major role in the ...

Csaba Markus Csaba Markus

Hungarian-born Csaba Markus is an American ...

Cuno Amiet Cuno Amiet

An important modernist artist, painter, ...

David Hockney David Hockney

David Hockney is one of the prominent painters of ...

Diego Velazquez Diego Velázquez...

His complex artworks with realistic subjects, ...

Edmond Aman-Jean Edmond Aman-Jean

Edmond François Aman-Jean was the leading French ...

Edvard Munch Edvard Munch

Edvard Munch was a Norwegian painter and ...

Edward Hopper Edward Hopper

Edward Hopper was an American painter who earned ...

Egon Schiele Egon Schiele

Egon Schiele was a famous Austrian painter, ...

Emanuel VidoviÄ Emanuel VidoviÄ

Emanuel Vidovic was a Croatian painter and ...

Frida Kahlo Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo was a great Mexican painter best ...

Friedrich von Amerling Friedrich von Amerling

Friedrich von Amerling was a painter of ...

Giuseppe Arcimboldo Giuseppe Arcimboldo

Giuseppe Arcimboldo was an Italian painter, a ...

Gustav Klimt Gustav Klimt

An influential painter and the founder of the ...

H. R. Giger H. R. Giger

H.R. Giger, one of the preeminent artists of ...

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Toulouse-Lautrec was a 19th century French artist ...

Henri Matisse Henri Matisse

Henri-Émile-Benoît Matisse was a French artist ...

Henry Ossawa Tanner - American Painter Henry Ossawa Tanner

Henry Ossawa Tanner was an African American ...

Jack Butler Yeats Jack Butler Yeats

One of the most significant Irish painters of the ...

Jackson Pollock Jackson Pollock

Jackson Pollock is one of the most famous ...

Jacopo Amigoni Jacopo Amigoni

Best fêted for his religious and mythological ...

Jacques Louis David Jacques-Louis David

Jacques-Louis David was a famous French painter ...

Jamini Roy Jamini Roy

Jamini Roy was one of the most influential ...

Joan Miró Joan Miró

Joan Miro was a 20th century Catalan Spanish ...

Johannes Vermeer Johannes Vermeer

Having produced a total of only thirty four ...

John Altoon John Altoon

John Altoon was an influential avant-garde ...

John Baldessari John Baldessari

One of the most prominent and influential figures ...

John Berger John Berger

John Peter Berger is an English painter, art ...

John Constable John Constable

John Constable was an English painter best known ...

John James Audubon John James Audubon

John James Audubon, also known as Jean-Jacques ...

John Luke John Luke

John Luke is considered among the greatest 20th ...

John Singleton Copley John Singleton Copley

John Singleton Copley was one of the most ...

Jozef Murgaš Jozef Murgaš

Jozef Murgaš was a Slovak inventor, painter and ...

Judy Chicago Judy Chicago

Judy Chicago is a famous American feminist ...

Karel Appel Karel Appel

Karel Appel was an expressionist Dutch painter. ...

Kazimir Malevich Kazimir Malevich

Kazimir Malevich is a Russian painter most ...

Lawrence Alma-Tadema Lawrence Alma-Tadema

Lawrence Alma-Tadema was a painter who brought ...

Leonardo da Vinci Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci is known to the ...

Lizzy Ansingh Lizzy Ansingh

Lizzy Ansingh was a famous Dutch painter, noted ...

Louis Anquetin Louis Anquetin

Louis Anquetin was regarded as the most promising ...

Marc Chagall Marc Chagall

Marc Chagall was a prominent Russian artist of ...

Marcel Duchamp Marcel Duchamp

This profile is about the feted life of the ...

Mary Cassatt Mary Cassatt

Mary Cassatt was an American artist best ...

Michael Ancher Michael Ancher

The legendary Danish painter and one of the most ...

Michelangelo Michelangelo

Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, ...

Milton Avery Milton Avery

Milton Avery was one of the most distinguished ...

Neo Rauch Neo Rauch

Neo Rauch is a world renowned German painter. ...

Norman Rockwell Norman Rockwell

Norman Perceval Rockwell was an American ...

Pablo Picasso Pablo Picasso

Talk of 20th century greatest artists and one ...

Paul Cezanne Paul Cezanne

Paul Cezanne was a leading figure of the ...

Paul Gauguin Paul Gauguin

Eugene Henri Paul Gauguin, better known as Paul ...

Paul Klee Paul Klee

Paul Klee was a Swiss-German painter who though ...

Peter Max Peter Max

A pop culture icon who revolutionized the concept ...

Piet Mondrian Piet Mondrian

Pieter Cornelis Mondriaan, famously known as Piet ...

Raja Ravi Varma Raja Ravi Varma

Raja Ravi Varma was a renowned Indian painter who ...

Raphael Raphael

Raphael was an Italian painter and architect. He ...

Rene Magritte Rene Magritte

Rene Francois Ghislain Magritte was a surrealist ...

Robert Rauschenberg Robert Rauschenberg

One of the pioneers in the development of pop art ...

Rodolfo Amoedo Rodolfo Amoedo

The famous Brazilian painter and decorator, ...

Roy Lichtenstein Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Fox Lichtenstein was a pop artist from ...

Salvador Dali Salvador Dali

Salvador Dali is popularly known as Dali. He is ...

Samuel Morse Samuel Morse

Samuel Morse was an American painter and ...

Slava Raskaj Slava Raškaj

Considered to be the greatest watercolorist to ...

Sonia Delaunay Sonia Delaunay

Painter and designer Sonia Delaunay was an artist ...

Sophie Gengembre Anderson Sophie Gengembre Anderson

Best known for her beautiful, vivid delineation ...

Tarsila do Amaral Tarsila do Amaral

Tarsila do Amaral, better known to the world as ...

Thomas Gainsborough Thomas Gainsborough

Thomas Gainsborough was an 18th century English ...

Thomas Hart Benton Thomas Hart Benton

Thomas Hart Benton was a painter and muralist ...

Tom Thomson Tom Thomson

Tom Thomson was a renowned Canadian painter and ...

Tove Jansson Tove Jansson

Known today for her contributions to children's ...

Tracey Emin Tracey Emin

One of the most publicized, infamous British ...

Tyeb Mehta Tyeb Mehta

Not every day a man with as exceptional artistic ...

Vincent van Gogh Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh was a legendary Dutch artist ...

Wassily Kandinsky Wassily Kandinsky

Popularly known as the Father of Abstract Art, ...