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This list contains information about professional athletes who are also accomplished fine artists, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Several famous NBA stars, tennis players, and track and field athletes are also painters, photographers, and creative artists. One famous sports star has even designed album covers for popular musicians. Though you know these famous people for their achievements in the world of sports, their artistic skills might surprise you!

Who is the most famous athlete who is also an artist? Serena Williams tops our list. She has taken painting lessons, and in 2013, she debuted her Expressions series of paintings. NBA player Tyson Chandler dabbles in photography when he is off the court, as does Usain Bolt, when he isn't on the track winning Olympic medals.

NBA player Jeremy Evans combined his love of painting with his love of basketball by creating a painting of himself dunking and then actually dunking over the painting. NFL player Todd Marinovich started an online gallery of his sports-themed paintings, murals, and sculptures, and many other artistic athletes have presented exhibits of their artwork as well.

Which athletes are also artists? Click through the list below to find out!

Serena Williams is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 10 Pro Athletes Who Are Also Accomplished Artists
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Serena Williams took painting lessons in Paris before the French Open. In 2013, she debuted her Expressions series of paintings.

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Age: 36

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Saginaw, Michigan, United States of America

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#25 on The Most Inspiring (Non-Hollywood) Female Role Models

#49 on The Best Athletes of All Time

#49 on Athletes Who Spark the Most Fan Arguments

#57 on The Funniest Professional Athletes

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Larry Johnson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 10 Pro Athletes Who Are Also Accomplished Artists
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NFL player Larry Johnson paints pop art in his spare time.

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Age: age 36

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Pomfret, Maryland, Maryland, United States of America

Teams: Washington Redskins, Kansas City Chiefs, Miami Dolphins, Cincinnati Bengals Penn State Nittany Lions football

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#36 on The Best Kansas City Chiefs of All Time

#10 on The Best Penn State Football Players of All Time

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Usain Bolt is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 10 Pro Athletes Who Are Also Accomplished Artists
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Usain Bolt is an accomplished dancer and photographer in his spare time.

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Age: 31

Nationality: Jamaica

Birthplace: Sherwood Content, Jamaica

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#13 on The Best Athletes of All Time

#6 on Famous Athletes Who Could Have Dominated a Second Sport

#12 on Athletes Who Should Get a Reality Show

#22 on Celebrities Whose Lives You Want

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Tyson Chandler is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 10 Pro Athletes Who Are Also Accomplished Artists
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NBA player Tyson Chandler dabbles in photography when he is off the court.

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Age: age 33

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Hanford, California, United States of America

Teams: Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Dallas Mavericks, New Orleans Pelicans

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#7 on The Best Dallas Mavericks of All Time

#34 on The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time

#70 on Millennials: Choose Your Favorite NBA Players

#84 on The Top Current NBA Players

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Ernie Barnes is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 10 Pro Athletes Who Are Also Accomplished Artists
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After a successful NFL career, Ernie Barnes became an accomplished painter. He has also designed album covers for such artists as Marvin Gaye and B.B. King.

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Age: Died at 71 (1938-2009)

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

Teams: Denver Broncos, San Diego Chargers, New York Titans

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Jeremy Evans is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 10 Pro Athletes Who Are Also Accomplished Artists
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NBA player Jeremy Evans combined his love of painting with his love of basketball by creating a painting of himself dunking and then actually dunking over it.

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Age: age 28

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Crossett, Arkansas, United States of America

Teams: Utah Jazz

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Todd Marinovich is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 10 Pro Athletes Who Are Also Accomplished Artists
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NFL player Todd Marinovich started an online gallery of his sports-themed paintings, murals, and sculptures.

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Age: age 46

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: San Leandro, California, United States of America

Teams: USC Trojans football, Los Angeles Raiders, Los Angeles Avengers

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#6 on The Biggest First Round NFL Draft Pick Busts

#69 on The Best USC Trojans Players of All Time

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Aaron Maybin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 10 Pro Athletes Who Are Also Accomplished Artists
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NFL player Aaron Maybin uses his art to give back to the community. In 2009, he established Project Mayhem to help underprivileged and at-risk youth discover art and excel beyond their current conditions.

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Age: age 27

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Teams: New York Jets, Buffalo Bills, Penn State Nittany Lions football

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#46 on The Best Penn State Football Players of All Time

#24 on The Biggest First Round NFL Draft Pick Busts

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