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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
(American)

Adolph Frederick Reinhardt, better known as Ad ...

Aelbert Cuyp Aelbert Cuyp
(Dutch)

Aelbert Jacobsz Cuyp was one of the leading Dutch ...

Albert Anker Albert Anker
(Swiss)

Albert Samuel Anker is regarded as the ...

Albert Namatjira Albert Namatjira
(Australian)

Albert Namatjira was an Australian painter ...

Alberto Giacometti Alberto Giacometti
(Swiss)

Alberto Giacometti was a popular Swiss artist and ...

Albrecht Altdorfer Albrecht Altdorfer
(German)

Albrecht Altdorfer was an iconic German painter, ...

Albrecht Durer Albrecht Durer
(German)

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

Alex Grey Alex Grey
(American)

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

Alfred Sisley Alfred Sisley
(British)

Alfred Sisley was a landscape painter who helped ...

Almeida Junior Almeida Junior
(Brazilian)

Jose Ferraz de Almeida Junior was a major ...

Amedeo Modigliani Amedeo Modigliani
(Italian)

Italian painter Amedeo Clemente Modigliani was ...

Amrita Shergil Amrita Shergil
(Indian)

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

Anders Zorn Anders Zorn
(Swedish)

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

Andrea dal Pozzo Andrea Pozzo
(Italian)

Andrea dal Pozzo was a famous Italian Jesuit ...

Andrew Wyeth Andrew Wyeth
(American)

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

Anna Ancher Anna Ancher
(Danish)

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

Annibale Carracci Annibale Carracci
(Italian)

Annibale Carracci was one of the most influential ...

Anthony van Dyck Anthony van Dyck
(Belgian)

Sir Anthony van Dyck was a Flemish Baroque ...

Arshile Gorky Arshile Gorky
(American)

Arshile Gorky was a talented Armenian born ...

Artemisia Gentileschi Artemisia Gentileschi
(Italian)

Artemisia Gentileschi was an Italian Baroque ...

Asai Chu Asai Chu
(Japanese)

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

Boris Vallejo Boris Vallejo
(American)

Boris Vallejo is a Peruvian born fantasy artist ...

Camille Corot Camille Corot
(French)

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

Camille Pissarro Camille Pissarro
(French)

Jacob-Abraham-Camille Pissarro was a ...

Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
(Italian)

Italian painter Giovanni Antonio Canal who came ...

Caravaggio Caravaggio
(Italian)

Caravaggio baptised Michelangelo Merisi was an ...

Charles Alston Charles Alston
(African,American)

Charles Alston was a renowned African-American ...

Charles Le Brun Charles Le Brun
(French)

Charles Le Brun was a famous French painter ...

Chuck Close Chuck Close
(American)

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

Claude Monet Claude Monet
(French)

Claude Monet was a renowned French painter who ...

Constantin Brancusi Constantin Brâncuși...
(Romanian)

A pioneer of modern sculpture, Constantin ...

Constantine Andreou Constantine Andreou
(Greek)

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

Csaba Markus Csaba Markus
(American)

Hungarian-born Csaba Markus is an American ...

Cuno Amiet Cuno Amiet
(Swiss)

An important modernist artist, painter, ...

Cy Twombly Cy Twombly
(American)

Edwin Parker ‘Cy’ Twombly, Jr. was a renowned ...

David Hockney David Hockney
(British)

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

Diego Rivera Diego Rivera
(Mexican)

Diego Rivera was a twentieth century Mexican ...

Diego Velazquez Diego Velázquez...
(Spanish)

His complex artworks with realistic subjects, ...

Edgar Degas Edgar Degas
(French)

A man of many talents, Edgar Degas was a famous ...

Edmond Aman-Jean Edmond Aman-Jean
(French)

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

Ãdouard Manet Ãdouard Manet
(French)

Édouard Manet was a renowned French painter. ...

Edvard Munch Edvard Munch
(Norwegian)

Edvard Munch was a Norwegian painter and ...

Edward Hopper Edward Hopper
(American)

Edward Hopper was an American painter who earned ...

Egon Schiele Egon Schiele
(Austrian,Czech)

Egon Schiele was a famous Austrian painter, ...

Emanuel VidoviÄ Emanuel VidoviÄ

Emanuel Vidovic was a Croatian painter and ...

Eugène Delacroix Eugène Delacroix...
(French)

Ferdinand Eugène Victor Delacroix more famous as ...

Faith Ringgold Faith Ringgold
(American)

Faith Ringgold is a famous artist and writer of ...

Fernand Léger Fernand Léger...
(French)

Fernand Léger was a French painter, sculptor, ...

Francisco Goya Francisco Goya
(Spanish)

Francisco Goya was a famous Spanish painter, who ...

Frida Kahlo Frida Kahlo
(Mexican)

Frida Kahlo was a great Mexican painter best ...

Friedrich von Amerling Friedrich von Amerling
(Austrian,Hungarian)

Friedrich von Amerling was a painter of ...

Giorgio de Chirico Giorgio de Chirico
(Italian)

Giorgio de Chirico was an Italian artist who ...

Giorgio Vasari Giorgio Vasari
(Italian)

Giorgio Vasari was an Italian artist, architect ...

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
(Italian)

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo was an Italian painter ...

Giovanni Bellini Giovanni Bellini
(Italian)

Giovanni Bellini was an Italian Renaissance ...

Giuseppe Arcimboldo Giuseppe Arcimboldo
(Italian)

Giuseppe Arcimboldo was an Italian painter, a ...

Gustav Klimt Gustav Klimt
(Austrian)

An influential painter and the founder of the ...

H. R. Giger H. R. Giger
(Swiss)

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

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
(French)

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

Henri Matisse Henri Matisse
(French)

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

Henry Ossawa Tanner Henry Ossawa Tanner
(American)

Henry Ossawa Tanner was an African American ...

J. M. W. Turner J. M. W. Turner
(British)

J.M.W. Turner was an English Romanticist ...

Jack Butler Yeats Jack Butler Yeats
(Irish,British)

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

Jackson Pollock Jackson Pollock
(American)

Jackson Pollock is one of the most famous ...

Jacopo Amigoni Jacopo Amigoni
(Italian)

Best fêted for his religious and mythological ...

Jacques-Louis David Jacques-Louis David
(French)

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

James Abbott McNeill Whistler James Abbott McNeill Whis...
(American)

James Abbott McNeill Whistler was an ...

Jamini Roy Jamini Roy
(Indian)

Jamini Roy was one of the most influential ...

Jan Steen Jan Steen
(Dutch)

Jan Steen was a famous Dutch genre painter, born ...

Jean Fouquet Jean Fouquet
(French)

Jean Fouquet was a leading 15th century artist in ...

Joan Miró Joan Miró
(Spanish)

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

Johannes Vermeer Johannes Vermeer
(Dutch)

Having produced a total of only thirty four ...

John Altoon John Altoon
(American)

John Altoon was an influential avant-garde ...

John Baldessari John Baldessari
(American)

One of the most prominent and influential figures ...

John Berger John Berger
(British)

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

John Constable John Constable
(British)

John Constable was an English painter best known ...

John James Audubon John James Audubon
(French,American)

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

John Luke John Luke
(Irish)

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

John Ruskin John Ruskin
(British)

John Ruskin was an English artist and a leading ...

John Singleton Copley John Singleton Copley
(American)

John Singleton Copley was one of the most ...

Jozef Murgaš Jozef Murgaš
(Slovak)

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

Juan Gris Juan Gris
(Spanish)

Juan Gris was a pioneering artist from Spain, who ...

Judy Chicago Judy Chicago
(American)

Judy Chicago is a famous American feminist ...

Karel Appel Karel Appel
(Dutch)

Karel Appel was an expressionist Dutch painter. ...

Kazimir Malevich Kazimir Malevich
(Russian)

Kazimir Malevich is a Russian painter most ...

Kenneth Noland Kenneth Noland
(American)

Kenneth Noland was an American abstract painter ...

Lawrence Alma-Tadema Lawrence Alma-Tadema
(British)

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

Leonardo da Vinci Leonardo da Vinci
(Italian)

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

Leonora Carrington Leonora Carrington
(Mexican)

Leonora Carrington was an English-born Mexican ...

Lizzy Ansingh Lizzy Ansingh
(Dutch)

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

Louis Anquetin Louis Anquetin
(French)

Louis Anquetin was regarded as the most promising ...

M. F. Husain M. F. Husain
(Indian)

M. F. Husain was a 20th century Indian painter ...

Marc Chagall Marc Chagall
(French)

Marc Chagall was a prominent Russian artist of ...

Marcel Duchamp Marcel Duchamp
(French,American)

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

Mary Cassatt Mary Cassatt
(American)

Mary Cassatt was an American artist best ...

Masaccio Masaccio
(Italian)

Italian painter Tommaso di Giovanni di Simone ...

Matthew Gray Gubler Matthew Gray Gubler
(American)

Matthew Gray Gubler is a man of many talents. He ...

Max Ernst Max Ernst
(German)

Max Ernst was a famous German painter, sculptor ...

Michael Ancher Michael Ancher
(Danish)

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

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