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Famous Artists from Scotland

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

List artists include Dalziel + Scullion, Mary Fraser Tytler and many more.

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

For further information on these historic Scottish artists, click on their names. If you're a fine art lover use this list of celebrated Scottish artists to discover some new paintings that you will enjoy.



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    William Kennedy Dickson
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    William Kennedy Laurie Dickson was a Scottish inventor who devised an early motion picture camera under the employment of Thomas Edison.more

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    • Birthplace: Europe, Metropolitan France, Ille-et-Vilaine, Le Minihic-sur-Rance, Brittany
    • Nationality: France
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Ian Hamilton Finlay, CBE was a Scottish poet, writer, artist and gardener.more

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    • Artworks: Little Sparta, The World Has Been Empty Since The Romans
    • Birthplace: Nassau, Bahamas
    • Nationality: United Kingdom
    • Art Forms: Sculpture
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    John Rankin Waddell, also known under his working name Rankin, is a British portrait and fashion photographer.more

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    • Artworks: Josephine nude, Kate's closed, Tumanni & Lawi, Nude, Portrait, + more
    • Birthplace: Paisley, United Kingdom
    • Nationality: Scotland
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    Sir Eduardo Luigi Paolozzi CBE RA was a Scottish sculptor and artist.more

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    • Artworks: The Artist as Hephaestus, A Maximis Ad Minima, Athena, Newton (after Blake), Vulcan, + more
    • Birthplace: United Kingdom
    • Nationality: Scotland, United Kingdom
    • Art Forms: Sculpture
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    Alasdair Gray is a Scottish writer and artist. His most acclaimed work is his first novel, Lanark, published in 1981 and written over a period of almost 30 years. It is now regarded as a classic, and was described by The Guardian as "one of the landmarks of 20th-century fiction." His novel Poor Things ...more

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    • Artworks: Erics watching television, Mother and daughter, Eden and after, The white dog, Frieze design for Oran mor, + more
    • Birthplace: Glasgow, United Kingdom
    • Nationality: Scotland
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    Douglas Gordon is a Scottish artist; he won the Turner Prize in 1996 and the following year he represented Britain at the Venice Biennale. He lives and works in Berlin, Germany.more

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    • Artworks: Confessions of a Justified Sinner
    • Birthplace: Glasgow, United Kingdom
    • Nationality: Scotland
    • Art Forms: Photography, Video art
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    John Byrne is a Scottish playwright and artist.more

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    • Artworks: Self Portrait
    • Birthplace: Paisley, United Kingdom
    • Nationality: United Kingdom
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Luke Fowler is an artist, filmmaker and musician based in Glasgow. He studied printmaking at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee. He creates cinematic collages that have often been linked to the British Free Cinema movement of the 1950s. His documentary films have explored counter ...more

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    • Nationality: Scotland
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    Jack Vettriano OBE born Jack Hoggan, is a Scottish painter. His 1992 painting, The Singing Butler, became a best selling image in Britain.more

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    • Artworks: Olympia, After The Thrill Is Gone, The Innocents, Bluebird at Bonneville, A Voyage Of Discovery, + more
    • Birthplace: Methil, Fife, United Kingdom
    • Nationality: Scotland, United Kingdom
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Stuart Sutcliffe
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    Stuart Fergusson Victor Sutcliffe was a Scottish-born artist and musician best known as the original bassist for the Beatles. Sutcliffe left the band to pursue his career as an artist, having previously attended the Liverpool College of Art. Sutcliffe and John Lennon are credited with inventing the ...more

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    • Artworks: Summer Painting, The Building Site 1957, Red Self Portrait, Meet The Beatals, Stuart Sutcliffe, + more
    • Birthplace: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    • Nationality: United Kingdom, England
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    David Roberts
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    David Roberts RA was a Scottish painter. He is especially known for a prolific series of detailed lithograph prints of Egypt and the Near East that he produced from sketches he made during long tours of the region. These and his large oil paintings of similar subjects made him a prominent Orientalist ...more

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    • Artworks: Departure of the Israelites, The Gateway to the Great Temple at Baalbec, A View in Cairo, Edinburgh from the Calton Hill
    • Birthplace: Stockbridge, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    • Nationality: Scotland
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Anya Gallaccio
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    Anya Gallaccio is a British artist, who often works with organic matter.more

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    • Birthplace: Paisley, United Kingdom
    • Nationality: Scotland
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    Helen Adam
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    Helen Adam was a Scottish poet, collagist and photographer who was an c, a literary movement contemporaneous to the Beat Generation that occurred in San Francisco during the 1950s and 1960s. Though often associated with the Beat poets, she would more accurately be considered one of the predecessors of ...more

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    • Birthplace: Glasgow, United Kingdom
    • Nationality: United States of America, Scotland
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    Frances MacDonald
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    Frances MacDonald was a Scottish artist whose design work was a prominent feature of the "Glasgow Style" during the 1890s. The sister of better known artist Margaret MacDonald, she was born near at Tipton, near Wolverhampton, and moved to Glasgow with her family in 1890. Both sisters enrolled in ...more

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    • Artworks: Ill Omen, Spring, The Choice, Truth Lies at the Bottom of the Well
    • Birthplace: Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
    • Nationality: United Kingdom
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Peter Doig is a Scottish painter. One of the most renowned living figurative painters, he has settled in Trinidad since 2002. In 2007, his painting White Canoe sold at Sotheby's for $11.3 million, then an auction record for a living European artist. In February 2013, his painting, The Architect's Home ...more

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    • Artworks: Lapeyrouse Wall, Pink Snow, Gasthof zur Muldentalsperre
    • Birthplace: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    • Nationality: United Kingdom
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Susan Philipsz (born 1965) is a Scottish artist who lives and works in Berlin.more

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    • Artworks: Lowlands, Long Gone
    • Birthplace: Glasgow, United Kingdom
    • Nationality: United Kingdom
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Installation art
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    Alexander Milne Calder was a Scottish American sculptor best known for the architectural sculpture of Philadelphia City Hall. Both his son, Alexander Stirling Calder, and grandson, Alexander "Sandy" Calder, became significant sculptors in the 20th century.more

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    • Artworks: William Penn
    • Birthplace: Aberdeen, United Kingdom
    • Nationality: United States of America, Scotland, United Kingdom
    • Art Forms: Sculpture
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    Andrew Geddes
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    Andrew Geddes was a Scottish portrait painter and etcher.more

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    • Birthplace: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    • Nationality: Scotland
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    James McDougal Hart
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    James McDougal Hart, was a Scottish-born American landscape and cattle painter of the Hudson River School. His older brother, William Hart, was also a Hudson River School artist, and the two painted similar subjects. Hart was born in Kilmarnock, Scotland, and was taken to America with his family in ...more

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    • Birthplace: Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
    • Nationality: United States of America, Scotland
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Albert Watson
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    Albert Watson is a Scottish photographer well known for his fashion, celebrity and art photography, and whose work is featured in galleries and museums worldwide. He has shot over 200 covers of Vogue around the world and 40 covers of Rolling Stone magazine since the mid-1970s. Photo District News named ...more

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    • Birthplace: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    • Nationality: Scotland
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