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Famous Artists from Netherlands

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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.



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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, Netherlands
    • Associated periods or movements: Post-Impressionism
    • Nationality: Netherlands
    • Art Forms: Painting, Printmaking, Drawing
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    Hieronymus Bosch
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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

    Adriaan de Lelie
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    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
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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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    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: Netherlands, Amsterdam, European Netherlands, Kingdom of the Netherlands, North Holland
    • Associated periods or movements: COBRA
    • Nationality: Netherlands
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Painting
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    Adriaen Backer

    Adriaen Backer
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    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

    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, Netherlands
    • Nationality: Netherlands, United States of America
    • Art Forms: Sculpture
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    Thomas Willeboirts Bosschaert

    Thomas Willeboirts Bosschaert
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    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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    Jan Davidsz. de Heem
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    Jan Davidsz. de Heem or in-full Jan Davidszoon de Heem, also called Johannes de Heem or Johannes van Antwerpen, was a still life painter who was active in Utrecht and Antwerp. He is a major representative of that genre in both Dutch and Flemish Baroque painting.more

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    • Birthplace: Utrecht, Netherlands
    • Associated periods or movements: Baroque
    • Nationality: Netherlands
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Abraham Diepraam

    Abraham Diepraam
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    Abraham Diepraam, or Diepraem, was a Dutch Golden Age painter.more

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    • Birthplace: Rotterdam, Netherlands
    • Associated periods or movements: Baroque
    • Nationality: Netherlands
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Willem Claeszoon Heda
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    Willem Claeszoon Heda was a Dutch Golden Age artist from the city of Haarlem devoted exclusively to the painting of still lifes. He is known for his innovation of the late breakfast genre of still life painting.more

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    • Birthplace: Haarlem, Kingdom of the Netherlands
    • Associated periods or movements: Baroque
    • Nationality: Netherlands
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Isaac van Swanenburg

    Isaac van Swanenburg
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    Isaak Nicolai or Isaac Claesz van Swanenburg was a Dutch Renaissance painter and glazier active in Leiden and Gouda. He was a city council member from 1576 and became mayor of Leiden five times.more

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    • Birthplace: Leiden, Kingdom of the Netherlands
    • Associated periods or movements: Renaissance
    • Nationality: Netherlands
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Floris van Dyck
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    Floris van Dyck, also called Floris van Dijck or Floris Claesz. van Dyck was a Dutch Golden Age still life painter.more

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    • Birthplace: Delft, Netherlands
    • Associated periods or movements: Baroque
    • Nationality: Netherlands
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Bram van Velde

    Bram van Velde was a Dutch painter known for an intensely colored and geometric semi-representational painting style related to Tachisme, and Lyrical Abstraction. He is often seen as member of the School of Paris but his work resides somewhere between expressionism and surrealism, and evolved in the ...more

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    • Birthplace: Zoeterwoude, Netherlands
    • Nationality: Netherlands
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    Dick Bruna is a Dutch author, artist, illustrator and graphic designer. Bruna is best known for his children's books which he authored and illustrated, now numbering over 200. His best known creation is Miffy, a small rabbit drawn with heavy graphic lines, simple shapes and primary colors. Other ...more

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    • Birthplace: Utrecht, Netherlands
    • Nationality: Netherlands
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    Jacob Gestman Geradts

    Jacob Gestman Geradts
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    Jacob Gestman Geradts, Dutch Pin Up Artist painter.more

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    • Nationality: Netherlands
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Steve McQueen
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    Steven Rodney "Steve" McQueen CBE is an English film director, producer, screenwriter, and video artist. For his 2013 film, 12 Years a Slave, a historical drama adaptation of an 1853 slave narrative memoir, he won an Academy Award, BAFTA Award for Best Film, and Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture – ...more

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    • Birthplace: Europe, Eurasia, United Kingdom, London, England, + more
    • Associated periods or movements: Contemporary art, Young British Artists
    • Nationality: Netherlands, United Kingdom, England
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    Johan van der Keuken was a Dutch documentary filmmaker, author, and photographer. In a career that spanned 42 years, Keuken produced 55 documentary films, six of which won eight awards. He also wrote nine books on photography and films, his field of interest. For all his efforts, he received seven ...more

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    • Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
    • Nationality: Netherlands
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    Willem de Kooning was a Dutch American abstract expressionist artist who was born in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. In the post-World War II era, de Kooning painted in a style that came to be referred to as Abstract expressionism or Action painting, and was part of a group of artists that came to be known ...more

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    • Birthplace: Rijnmond, Netherlands, Rijnmond, South Holland, European Netherlands, + more
    • Nationality: Netherlands, United States of America
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Bert Haanstra
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    Albert 'Bert' Haanstra was a Dutch film director of films and documentaries. His documentary Glass won the Academy Award for Documentary Short Subject in 1959. His feature film Fanfare was the most visited Dutch film at the time, and has since only been surpassed by Turkish Delight.more

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    • Birthplace: Netherlands, European Netherlands, Overijssel, Rijssen-Holten, Holten, + more
    • Nationality: Netherlands
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