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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. Make sure to also check out famous Polish artists and famous artists from Ukraine. 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 Douglas Gordon, Alison Watt, 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.

William Kennedy Dickson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Artists from Scotland
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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: Le Minihic-sur-Rance, France

Nationality: France

Art Forms: Painting

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Ian Hamilton Finlay is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Artists from Scotland
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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: New Providence, Caribbean Sea, Nassau, Caribbean, Bahamas, + more

Nationality: Scotland, United Kingdom

Art Forms: Sculpture

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Rankin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Artists from Scotland
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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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#15 on The Best Fashion Photographers

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Eduardo Paolozzi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Artists from 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: Leith, Eurasia, United Kingdom

Nationality: Scotland, United Kingdom

Art Forms: Sculpture

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