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Famous Artists from Brazil

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List of the most popular artists from Brazil, listed alphabetically with photos when available. For centuries artists have been among the world's most important people, helping chronicle history and keep us entertained with one of the earliest forms of entertainment. Whether they're known for painting, sculpting, etching or drawing, the famous Brazilian artists on this list have kept that tradition alive by creating renowned pieces of art that have been praised around the world. You can find useful information below about these notable Brazilian artists, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

Pedro Lobo and Antonio Roque Gobbo are included on this list along with many more.

This list answers the questions, "Which famous artists are from Brazil?" and "Who are the most well-known Brazilian artists?"

For further information on these historic Brazilian artists, click on their names. If you're a fine art lover use this list of celebrated Brazilian artists to discover some new paintings that you will enjoy.
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    Lygia Clark

    Lygia Clark is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Artists from Brazil
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    Lygia Clark was a Brazilian artist best known for her painting and installation work. She was often associated with the Brazilian Constructivist movements of the mid-20th century and the Tropicalia movement. Even with the changes in how she approached her artwork, she did not stray far from her ...more

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    • Artworks: Baba Antropofágica, Bicho Arquitetura Fantástico Nº1, Quebra da Moldura, Poetic Shelter, Superfície Modulada n°2, + more
    • Birthplace: Belo Horizonte, Brazil
    • Nationality: Brazil
    • Art Forms: Installation art, Painting
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    Hélio Oiticica is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Artists from Brazil
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    Hélio Oiticica was a Brazilian visual artist, best known for his participation in the Neo-Concrete Movement, for his innovative use of color, and for what he later termed "environmental art", which included Parangolés and Penetrables, like the famous Tropicália.more

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    • Artworks: Neoconcrete Relief, Box Bolide 12, 'archeologic'
    • Birthplace: DVD Region 4, Rio de Janeiro, South America, Brazil, Rio de Janeiro
    • Nationality: Brazil
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Romero Britto

    Romero Britto is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Artists from Brazil
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    Romero Britto is a Brazilian Neo-pop artist, painter, serigrapher, and sculptor. He combines elements of cubism, pop art and graffiti painting in his work. Britto has lived in Miami, Florida since 1989. Shortly after Britto arrived in the United States, Michel Roux, founder of Absolute Vodka's Absolute ...more

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    • Artworks: Mona Cat, Growing As A Child, Dance of Hearts, Brendan‘s Whale, Best Friends, + more
    • Birthplace: Recife, Brazil
    • Associated periods or movements: Pop art
    • Nationality: United States of America, Brazil
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Painting, Printmaking
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    Candido Portinari is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Artists from Brazil
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    Candido Portinari was one of the most important Brazilian painters and also a prominent and influential practitioner of the neo-realism style in painting. Born to Giovan Battista Portinari and Domenica Torquato, Italian immigrants from Veneto, in a coffee plantation near Brodowski, in São Paulo, ...more

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    • Artworks: Return From The Fair, Hill, O lavrador de café
    • Birthplace: DVD Region 4, South America, Brazil, Brodowski, Southeast Region, + more
    • Associated periods or movements: Modern art
    • Nationality: Brazil
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Alfredo Volpi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Artists from Brazil
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    Alfredo Volpi, was a famous painter of the artistic and cultural Brazilian modernist movement. He was born in Lucca, Italy but, less than two years later, he was brought by his parents to São Paulo, Brazil, where he lived for most part of his life. He was one of the most important artists of the ...more

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    • Artworks: Bandeirinhas estruturadas, Festa de São João, Pássaro de Papelão, Catedral, Bandeirinhas com mastros e fitas, + more
    • Birthplace: Lucca, Italy
    • Associated periods or movements: Modernism, Naturalism
    • Nationality: Italy, Brazil
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Cecília Meireles is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Artists from Brazil
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    Cecília Benevides de Carvalho Meireles was a Brazilian writer and educator, known principally as a poet. She is a canonical name of Brazilian Modernism, one of the great female poets in the Portuguese language, and is widely considered the best female poet from Brazil, though she combatted the word ...more

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    • Birthplace: Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    • Associated periods or movements: Modernism
    • Nationality: Brazil
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    Lasar Segall is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Artists from Brazil
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    The artist Lasar Segall was a Brazilian Jewish painter, engraver and sculptor born in Lithuania. Segall's work is derived from impressionism, expressionism and modernism. His most significant themes were depictions of human suffering, war, persecution and prostitution.more

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    • Birthplace: Europe, Lithuania, Northern Europe, Vilnius, Baltic states, + more
    • Associated periods or movements: Modernism, Impressionism, Expressionism
    • Nationality: Brazil
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Vik Muniz is a Brazilian artist and photographer. Initially a sculptor, Muniz grew interested with the photographic representations of his work, eventually focusing completely on photography. Primarily working in series, Muniz incorporates the use of quotidian objects such as diamonds, sugar, thread, ...more

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    • Artworks: After William-Adolphe Bouguereau: Orestes Pursued by the Furies (Pictures of Junk), Spiral Jetty after Robert Smithson, from the series Brooklyn, NY, 16, + more
    • Birthplace: DVD Region 4, South America, Brazil, São Paulo, Southeast Region, + more
    • Nationality: United States of America, Brazil
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Photography, Mixed media
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