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List of the most popular artists from Netherlands, 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 Dutch 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 Dutch artists, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

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

For further information on these historic Dutch artists, click on their names. If you're a fine art lover use this list of celebrated Dutch artists to discover some new paintings that you will enjoy.
Vincent van Gogh is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Artists from Netherlands
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Vincent Willem van Gogh was a major Post-Impressionist painter. He was a Dutch artist whose work had a far-reaching influence on 20th-century art. His output includes portraits, self portraits, landscapes and still lifes of cypresses, wheat fields and sunflowers. Van Gogh drew as a child but did not ...more

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Birthplace: Zundert, Kingdom of the Netherlands

Associated periods or movements: Post-Impressionism

Nationality: Netherlands

Art Forms: Painting, Printmaking, Drawing

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Hieronymus Bosch is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Artists from Netherlands
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Hieronymus Bosch was an Early Netherlandish painter. His work is known for its fantastic imagery, detailed landscapes and illustrations of moral and religious concepts and narratives. Within his lifetime his work was collected in the Netherlands, Austria, and Spain, and widely copied, especially his ...more

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Birthplace: 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

Associated periods or movements: Renaissance

Nationality: Netherlands

Art Forms: Painting, Drawing

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Adriaan de Lelie is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Artists from Netherlands
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Adriaan de Lelie


Adriaan de Lelie (1755-1820) was a Dutch painter. Lelie was the teacher of Dutch portraitist and lithographer Jean Augustin Daiwaille (1786-1850) and Dutch painter Pieter Recco (1765-1820). ...more

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Birthplace: Kingdom of the Netherlands

Nationality: Netherlands

Art Forms: Painting

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Dirk Langendijk is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Artists from Netherlands
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Dirk Langendijk (1748-1805) was a Dutch draftsman and painter. ...more

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Birthplace: Rotterdam, Netherlands

Nationality: Netherlands

Art Forms: Etching, Painting

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Karel Appel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Artists from Netherlands
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Christiaan Karel Appel was a Dutch painter, sculptor, and poet. He started painting at the age of fourteen and studied at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam in the 1940s. He was one of the founders of the avant-garde movement Cobra in 1948. ...more

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Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Associated periods or movements: COBRA

Nationality: Netherlands

Art Forms: Sculpture, Painting

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Adriaen Backer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Artists from Netherlands
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Adriaen Backer


Adriaen Backer (c. 1632-34 to 1684) was a Dutch Golden Age painter.  He was a pupil and nephew of painter Jacob Adriaensz Backer. ...more

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Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Associated periods or movements: Baroque

Nationality: Netherlands

Art Forms: Painting

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Coosje van Bruggen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Artists from Netherlands
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Coosje van Bruggen


Coosje van Bruggen was a sculptor, art historian, and critic. She collaborated extensively with her husband, Claes Oldenburg. ...more

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Birthplace: Groningen, Kingdom of the Netherlands

Nationality: Netherlands, United States of America

Art Forms: Sculpture

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Thomas Willeboirts Bosschaert is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Artists from Netherlands
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Thomas Willeboirts Bosschaert


Thomas Willeboirts Bosschaert was a Dutch-born Flemish Baroque painter. ...more

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Birthplace: Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands

Associated periods or movements: Baroque

Nationality: Netherlands, Belgium

Art Forms: Painting

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