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. You might also be interested in the best pointillism artists and famous art deco artists. 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.
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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
Artworks: Baba Antropofágica, Bicho Arquitetura Fantástico Nº1, Quebra da Moldura, Poetic Shelter, Superfície Modulada n°2, + more
Birthplace: Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Art Forms: Installation art, Paintingsee more on Lygia Clark
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
Artworks: Neoconcrete Relief, Box Bolide 12, 'archeologic'
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Art Forms: Paintingsee more on Hélio Oiticica
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 ...more
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, Printmakingsee more on Romero Britto
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
Artworks: Return From The Fair, Hill, O lavrador de café
Birthplace: Brodowski, Brazil
Associated periods or movements: Modern art
Art Forms: Paintingsee more on Candido Portinari