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

List is made up of a variety of artists, including Begoña Ameztoy and Diego Vidal de Liendo.

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

For further information on these historic Spanish artists, click on their names. If you're a fine art lover use this list of celebrated Spanish artists to discover some new paintings that you will enjoy.
Pablo Picasso is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Artists from Spain
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Pablo Ruiz y Picasso, also known as Pablo Picasso, was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright who spent most of his adult life in France. As one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century, he is known for co-founding the Cubist ...more

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Birthplace: Málaga, Spain

Associated periods or movements: Picasso's African Period, Analytic cubism, Cubism, Picasso's Rose Period Picasso's Blue Period, + more

Nationality: Spain

Art Forms: Sculpture, Ceramic art, Painting, Printmaking Drawing

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Salvador Dalí is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Artists from Spain
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Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, 1st Marqués de Dalí de Pubol, known as Salvador Dalí, was a prominent Spanish surrealist painter born in Figueres, Catalonia, Spain. Dalí was a skilled draftsman, best known for the striking and bizarre images in his surrealist work. His painterly ...more

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Birthplace: Figueres, Spain

Associated periods or movements: Dada, Cubism, Surrealism

Nationality: Spain

Art Forms: Sculpture, Photography, Painting, Drawing

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Joan Miró is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Artists from Spain
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Joan Miró i Ferrà was a Catalan, Spanish painter, sculptor, and ceramicist born in Barcelona. A museum dedicated to his work, the Fundació Joan Miró, was established in his native city of Barcelona in 1975, and another, the Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró, was established in his adoptive city of Palma de ...more

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Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain

Associated periods or movements: Dada, Surrealism

Nationality: Spain

Art Forms: Sculpture, Mural, Ceramic art, Painting

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Francisco López is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Artists from Spain
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Francisco López


Francisco López is an avant-garde experimental musician and sound artist. He has released a large amount of sound pieces with record labels from more than fifty countries and realized hundreds of concerts and sound installations worldwide; including some of the main international museums, galleries ...more

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Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

Nationality: Spain

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Antoni Tàpies is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Artists from Spain
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Antoni Tàpies i Puig, 1st Marquess of Tàpies was a Spanish painter, sculptor and art theorist, who became one of the most famous European artists of his generation. ...more

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Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain

Associated periods or movements: Abstract expressionism

Nationality: Spain

Art Forms: Sculpture, Painting

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Juan Gris is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Artists from Spain
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José Victoriano González-Pérez, better known as Juan Gris, was a Spanish painter and sculptor born in Madrid who lived and worked in France most of his life. Closely connected to the innovative artistic genre Cubism, his works are among the movement's most distinctive. ...more

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Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

Associated periods or movements: Analytic cubism, Cubism, Synthetic cubism

Nationality: Spain

Art Forms: Sculpture, Painting

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Óscar Domínguez is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Artists from Spain
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Oscar M. Domínguez was a Spanish surrealist painter. Born in San Cristóbal de La Laguna on the island of Tenerife, on the Canary Islands Spain, Domínguez spent his youth with his grandmother in Tacoronte and devoted himself to painting at a young age after suffering a serious illness which affected ...more

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Birthplace: San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Spain

Associated periods or movements: Surrealism

Nationality: France, Spain

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Juan Antonio Ribera


Juan Antonio Ribera Fernandez, also Juan Antonio de Ribera was a Spanish painter. ...more

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Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

Nationality: Spain

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