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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 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
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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
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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
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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, 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
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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: DVD Region 4, Rio de Janeiro, South America, Brazil, Rio de Janeiro
    • Associated periods or movements: Modernism
    • Nationality: Brazil
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    Lasar Segall
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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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    Artur Barrio is an artist who lives and works in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Much of his work consists of installation pieces that create interaction with the public. Barrio engages the viewer as participant in his art, often without their knowledge that it is art in which they are participating. By doing ...more

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    • Birthplace: Porto, Portugal
    • Associated periods or movements: Contemporary art, Modernism, Conceptual art
    • Nationality: Brazil
    • Art Forms: Installation art
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    Claudio Edinger

    Claudio Edinger
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    Cláudio Edinger is a Brazilian photographer born in Rio de Janeiro in 1952. He lived in New York from 1976 to 1996.more

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    • Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    • Nationality: Brazil
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    Sebastiao Salgado is a cinematographer.more

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    • Artworks: Untitled, Serra Pelada, Brazil, 1984 World Press Photo Award Oskar Barnack Award winning portfolio, 1988 World Press Photo Award for Daily Life winning photo, + more
    • Birthplace: DVD Region 4, Minas Gerais, South America, Brazil, Aimorés
    • Nationality: Brazil
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    Aleijadinho was a Colonial Brazil-born sculptor and architect, noted for his works on and in various churches of Brazil. Born in Vila Rica, whose name was later changed to Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil, in 1738 he was the son of Manuel Francisco da Costa Lisboa, a Portuguese man and his African ...more

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    • Artworks: Santuário do Bom Jesus de Matosinhos, Twelve Prophets of Aleijadinho
    • Birthplace: Ouro Preto, Brazil
    • Associated periods or movements: Baroque
    • Nationality: Brazil
    • Art Forms: Sculpture
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    Beatriz Milhazes
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    Beatriz Milhazes is a Brazilian artist. She is known for her work juxtaposing Brazilian cultural imagery and references to western Modernist painting.more

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    • Artworks: Succulent Eggplants
    • Birthplace: DVD Region 4, Rio de Janeiro, South America, Brazil, Rio de Janeiro
    • Associated periods or movements: Modernism
    • Nationality: Brazil
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Manuel de Araújo Porto Alegre, Baron of Santo Ângelo
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    Manuel José de Araújo Porto-Alegre, Baron of Santo Ângelo, was a Brazilian Romantic writer and painter, as well as an architect, diplomat and professor. He is the patron of the 32nd chair of the Brazilian Academy of Letters.more

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    • Birthplace: Rio Pardo, Brazil
    • Nationality: Brazil
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Tarsila do Amaral

    Tarsila do Amaral
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    Tarsila do Amaral, known simply as Tarsila, is considered to be one of the leading Latin American modernist artists, described as "the Brazilian painter who best achieved Brazilian aspirations for nationalistic expression in a modern style." She was a member of the "Grupo dos Cinco", which was a group ...more

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    • Artworks: Abaporu
    • Birthplace: Capivari, Brazil
    • Nationality: Brazil
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Oscar Araripe
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    Oscar Araripe (b. Rio de Janeiro, 19 July 1941), Brazilian writer and painter. Graduated in 1968 from the Faculdade Nacional de Direito (Law Faculty) of Rio de Janeiro, elected to the Board of the Centro Acadêmico Cândido de Oliveira (CACO), he was an activist during the military regime in the movement ...more

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    • Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    • Associated periods or movements: Contemporary art, Araripism
    • Nationality: Brazil
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Marcelo Adnet

    Marcelo França Adnet is a Brazilian actor, comedian and former VJ. He has been on many TV shows such as Adnet viaja, Adnet ao vivo and Comédia MTV. He was named by Época Magazine one of the 100 most influential Brazilians in 2009. Adnet holds a degree in Journalism at PUC-Rio, but his career as a ...more

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    • Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    • Nationality: Brazil
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    Cildo Meireles is a Brazilian conceptual artist, installation artist and sculptor. He is noted especially for his installations, many of which express resistance to political oppression in Brazil. These works, often large and dense, encourage a phenomenological experience via the viewer's interaction.more

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    • Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    • Associated periods or movements: Contemporary art, Conceptual art
    • Nationality: Brazil
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    Daniella Cicarelli Lemos is a former TV show hostess for MTV Brasil and fashion model. She was engaged to Brazilian footballer Ronaldo for three months in 2005.more

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    • Birthplace: Lavras, Brazil
    • Nationality: Brazil
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    Rivane Neuenschwander

    Rivane Neuenschwander (born 1967) is a Brazilian artist.more

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    • Birthplace: Belo Horizonte, Brazil
    • Nationality: Brazil
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