Artists & Painters Whose First Name Starts With W

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Discover the famous artists & painters whose name starts with W. The list includes people like William Blake, Wassily Kandinsky, Walter Keane, William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Willem de Kooning and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. This list of artists & painters whose names start with W includes people from United States, England, Germany, China and other countries all over the world.
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 1 
William Blake
(Poet and Visual Artist of the Romantic Age)
William Blake
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Birthdate: November 28, 1757
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Soho, London, England
Died: August 12, 1827
 2 
Wassily Kandinsky
(Russian Painter, Art Theorist and a Pioneer in Abstract Art)
Wassily Kandinsky
5
Birthdate: December 16, 1866
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: December 13, 1944
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 3 
Will Sampson
(Painter)
Will Sampson
2
Birthdate: September 27, 1933
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Okmulgee, Oklahoma, USA
Died: June 3, 1987
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 4 
Winslow Homer
(Painter)
Winslow Homer
1
Birthdate: February 24, 1836
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: September 29, 1910
 5 
William-Adolphe Bouguereau
(French Academic Painter Best Known for His Works: ‘The Birth of Venus’ and ‘The Bohemian’)
William-Adolphe Bouguereau
0
Birthdate: November 30, 1825
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: La Rochelle, France
Died: August 19, 1905
 6 
William Alexander
(Former painter known for hosting The Magic of Oil Painting Teaching television painter Bob Ross)
William Alexander
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Birthdate: April 2, 1915
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: East Prussia
Died: January 24, 1997
 7 
William Turner of Oxford
(Painter who specialised in watercolour landscapes)
William Turner of Oxford
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Birthdate: November 29, 1789
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom
Died: August 7, 1862
 8 
Will Eisner
(Cartoonist)
Will Eisner
0
Birthdate: March 16, 1917
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: January 3, 2005
 9 
W. S. Gilbert
(Dramatist)
W. S. Gilbert
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 18, 1836
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Southampton Street, London, England
Died: May 29, 1911
 10 
William Kentridge
(Film director, Artist, Painter)
William Kentridge
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 28, 1955
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Johannesburg
 11 
William Hogarth
2
Birthdate: November 10, 1697
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England
Died: October 26, 1764
 12 
Winsor McCay
(Cartoonist, Animator, Screenwriter, Science fiction writer)
Winsor McCay
0
Birthdate: September 26, 1869
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Canada
Died: July 26, 1934
 13 
Wayne Thiebaud
(Painter, University teacher, Artist)
Wayne Thiebaud
0
Birthdate: November 15, 1920
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mesa
 14 
Walter Sickert
0
Birthdate: May 31, 1860
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Munich
Died: January 22, 1942
 15 
Wifredo Lam
(Artist)
Wifredo Lam
0
Birthdate: December 8, 1902
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sagua La Grande, Cuba
Died: September 11, 1982
 16 
Wang Yangming
(Calligrapher)
Wang Yangming
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 26, 1472
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Yuyao, Zhejiang Province
Died: January 9, 1529
 17 
Wolfgang Beltracchi
(Art forger, Artist, Painter, Sculptor, Writer)
Wolfgang Beltracchi
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 4, 1951
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Höxter
 18 
William Holman Hunt
(Painter, Artist)
William Holman Hunt
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 2, 1827
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cheapside
Died: September 7, 1910
 19 
Wolfgang von Kempelen
(Author and inventor, known for his chess-playing "automaton" hoax The Turk and for his speaking machine)
Wolfgang von Kempelen
0
Birthdate: January 23, 1734
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bratislava, Slovakia
Died: March 26, 1804
 20 
Wyndham Lewis
(Painter, Writer, Journalist, Editor, Novelist)
Wyndham Lewis
0
Listed In:
Birthdate: November 18, 1882
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Amherst
Died: March 7, 1957
 21 
William Etty
(Painter)
William Etty
1
Birthdate: March 10, 1787
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: York
Died: November 13, 1849
 22 
Wally Herbert
(Explorer)
Wally Herbert
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 24, 1934
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: York, England
Died: June 12, 2007
 23 
Walter De Maria
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 1, 1935
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Albany, California, United States
Died: July 25, 2013
 24 
William Glackens
0
Birthdate: March 13, 1870
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: May 22, 1938
 25 
Walter Crane
(Painter, Illustrator)
Walter Crane
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 15, 1845
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Liverpool
Died: March 14, 1915
 26 
William Merritt Chase
0
Birthdate: November 1, 1849
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Nineveh
Died: October 25, 1916
 27 
Walter Dorwin Teague
(Industrial Designer)
Walter Dorwin Teague
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 18, 1883
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Pendleton, Indiana, United States
Died: December 5, 1960
 28 
Wolfgang Paalen
0
Birthdate: July 22, 1905
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: September 24, 1959
 29 
Willem Claesz Heda
0
Birthdate: December 14, 1594
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Haarlem, Netherlands
Died: 1680 AD
 30 
William Henry Jackson
(Painter, Photographer, Explorer, Artist, Mountaineer)
William Henry Jackson
0
Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: April 4, 1843
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Keeseville
Died: June 30, 1942
 31 
Will Elder
(Illustrator)
Will Elder
0
Birthdate: September 22, 1921
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York, United States
Died: May 15, 2008
 32 
William Dyce
(Artist)
William Dyce
0
Birthdate: September 19, 1806
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Aberdeen, Scotland
Died: February 14, 1864
 33 
Wilhelm Lehmbruck
0
Birthdate: January 4, 1881
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Duisburg, Germany
Died: March 25, 1919
 34 
William Sidney Mount
0
Birthdate: November 26, 1807
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Setauket- East Setauket, New York, United States
Died: November 19, 1868
 35 
Wolf Vostell
(Painter)
Wolf Vostell
0
Birthdate: October 14, 1932
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Leverkusen, Germany
Died: April 3, 1998
 36 
Wilhelm Busch
(German Painter & Poet Best Known for His Drawings, Which Were Accompanied by Wise, Satiric, Doggerel Verse)
Wilhelm Busch
0
Birthdate: April 14, 1832
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Wiedensahl, Germany
Died: January 9, 1908
 37 
Walter Moers
(Comic creator)
Walter Moers
0
Birthdate: May 24, 1957
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mönchengladbach, Germany
 38 
William Zorach
(Sculptor)
William Zorach
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Birthdate: February 28, 1887
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Jurbarkas, Lithuania
Died: November 15, 1966
 39 
William Christenberry
(Photographer)
William Christenberry
0
Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: November 5, 1936
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States
Died: November 28, 2016
 40 
Wilhelm Leibl
(Painter)
Wilhelm Leibl
0
Birthdate: October 23, 1844
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cologne, Germany
Died: December 4, 1900
 41 
Willem de Kooning
(Dutch-Born American Abstract Expressionist Artist)
Willem de Kooning
4
Birthdate: April 24, 1904
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Died: March 19, 1997
 42 
Walter Keane
(Plagiarist)
Walter Keane
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Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: October 7, 1915
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
Died: December 27, 2000
 43 
Wols
(Painter, Photographer)
Wols
0
Birthdate: May 27, 1913
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Berlin
Died: September 1, 1951
Willem van de Velde the Elder
0
Birthdate: 1610
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Leiden, Netherlands
Died: December 13, 1693
 45 
Watanabe Kazan
0
Birthdate: October 20, 1793
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Died: November 23, 1841
 46 
We'wha
(Artist)
We'wha
1
Birthdate: 1849 AD
Birthplace: New Mexico, United States
Died: 1896 AD
 47 
Wu Changshuo
(Painter)
Wu Changshuo
0
Birthdate: September 12, 1844
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Anji County, Huzhou, China
Died: November 29, 1927
 48 
William Edmondson
0
Birthdate: 1874 AD
Birthplace: Davidson County, Tennessee, United States
Died: February 7, 1951
 49 
William Rush
(Sculptor)
William Rush
0
Birthdate: July 4, 1756
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: January 17, 1833
 50 
Wim Crouwel
(Former Graphic designer who designed the typeface New Alphabet)
Wim Crouwel
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 21, 1928
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Groningen, Netherlands
Died: September 19, 2019