List of the most popular artists from Canada, 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. Make sure to also check out famous pointillism artists and famous abstract expressionist artists. Whether they're known for painting, sculpting, etching or drawing, the famous Canadian 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 Canadian artists, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.
List is made up of artists like Paul Couvrette and John Wycliffe Lowes Forster.
This list answers the questions, "Which famous artists are from Canada?" and "Who are the most well-known Canadian artists?"
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Jack Bush is a 1968 Guggenheim Fellow in Creative Arts. ...more
Artworks: Woodland Interior, White Flip, Three and Blue Loop, Purple Thrust, Green Loop, + more
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Associated periods or movements: Color Field, Abstract expressionism, Post-painterly abstraction, Lyrical abstraction
Art Forms: Paintingsee more on Jack Bush
Philip Guston, born Phillip Goldstein, was a painter and printmaker in the New York School, which included many of the abstract expressionists, such as Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning. In the late 1960s Guston helped to lead a transition from abstract expressionism to neo-expressionism in ...more
Artworks: Head, Blue Light, Back View, Inhabiter, Green Rug, + more
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Associated periods or movements: Abstract expressionism, Social realism, Neo-expressionism
Nationality: Canada, United States of America
Art Forms: Painting, Printmakingsee more on Philip Guston
Peter Pitseolak was an Inuit photographer, sculptor, artist and historian. ...more
Nationality: Canadasee more on Peter Pitseolak
Evan Penny was born in South Africa in 1953. He currently lives and works in Toronto, Canada. In 1978 Penny graduated from Alberta College of Art and Design and received a post-graduate degree in sculpture. Evan Penny makes sculptures of human forms out of silicone, pigment, hair and aluminium. His ...more
Birthplace: South Africa
Nationality: Canada, South Africasee more on Evan Penny