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Famous Artists from Spain

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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.



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    Pablo Picasso
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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: Hispania, Málaga, Europe, Province of Málaga, Andalusia, + more
    • 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
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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 skills ...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
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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

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    Francisco López
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    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 and ...more

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    • Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
    • Nationality: 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
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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
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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 his ...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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    Julio González

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    Julio González
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    Juli González i Pellicer was a Spanish sculptor and painter who developed the expressive use of iron as a medium for modern sculpture.more

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    • Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain
    • Associated periods or movements: Cubism
    • Nationality: Spain
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Painting
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    Luis Royo
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    Luis Royo is a Spanish artist born in Olalla, a village in the Aragonese province of Teruel. He is best known for his fantasy illustrations published in numerous art books, magazines such as Heavy Metal and various other media including book and music CD covers, video games and Tarot cards. Beginning ...more

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    • Birthplace: Olalla, Washington, United States of America
    • Nationality: Spain
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Painting
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    Eduardo Zamacois y Zabala

    Eduardo Zamacois y Zabala ca. 1841 – 12 January 1871 was a Spanish academic painter who was born in Bilbao, Spain in 1841 or 1842. He moved to Madrid in 1859, where he enrolled in the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando and studied with Federico de Madrazo. In 1860, he studied in Paris with ...more

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    • Birthplace: Spain
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    Eduardo Úrculo

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    Eduardo Úrculo
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    Eduardo Úrculo, was a Spanish Basque pop artist who also worked in other art movements, including Expressionism and Neo-Cubism. Both painter and sculptor, he is notable for his portrayals of luggage, the gentleman's hat, and the female bottom. With El Equipo Crónica, formed by the artists Manolo Valdés ...more

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    • Birthplace: Santurtzi, Spain
    • Associated periods or movements: Cubism, Expressionism, Pop art
    • Nationality: Spain
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Painting
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    Remedios Varo

    Remedios Varo Uranga was a Spanish-Mexican para-surrealist painter and anarchist. She was born María de los Remedios Alicia Rodriga Varo y Uranga in Anglès, a small town in the province of Girona, Spain in 1908. Her birth helped her mother get over the death of another daughter, which is the reason ...more

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    • Birthplace: Anglès, Girona, Spain
    • Associated periods or movements: Surrealism
    • Nationality: Spain
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Juan van der Hamen
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    Juan van der Hamen y León was a Spanish painter, a master of the still life paintings, also called bodegones. During his lifetime, he was prolific and versatile, painting allegories, landscapes, and large-scale works for churches and convents. However, today he is remembered mostly for his still lifes.more

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    • Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
    • Associated periods or movements: Baroque, Spanish Renaissance
    • Nationality: Spain
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Juan Bautista Vázquez the Elder

    Juan Bautista Vázquez el Viejo was a Spanish sculptor. Born in Pelayos, as a small child he moved with his family to Ávila, where the lived adjacent to the main market square. He first learned his art there in the studio of Vasco de la Zarza. It is believed that he then went to Italy, where his style ...more

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    • Nationality: Spain
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    Juan Sánchez Cotán
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    Juan Sánchez Cotán was a Spanish Baroque painter, a pioneer of realism in Spain. His still lifes—also called bodegones—were painted in an austere style, especially when compared to similar works in the Netherlands and Italy.more

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    • Birthplace: Orgaz, Spain
    • Nationality: Spain
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Juan Bautista de Espinosa
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    Juan Bautista de Espinosa was a Spanish painter. Much of his work, which included religious paintings and portraits, is now untraced, and his few known extant paintings are all still lifes. Little is known of his life. He worked in Toledo and Madrid from 1612 to 1626 and, judging by his style, he was ...more

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    • Associated periods or movements: Baroque
    • Nationality: Spain
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    Federico García Lorca
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    Federico del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús García Lorca, known as Federico García Lorca was a Spanish poet, playwright, and theatre director. García Lorca achieved international recognition as an emblematic member of the Generation of '27. He was executed by Nationalist forces during the Spanish Civil War.more

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    • Birthplace: Fuente Vaqueros, Spain
    • Nationality: Spain
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    José Rizal
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    José Protasio Rizal Mercado y Alonso Realonda was a Filipino nationalist, novelist, poet, ophthalmologist, journalist, and revolutionary. He is widely considered one of the greatest heroes of the Philippines. He was the author of Noli Me Tángere, El Filibusterismo, and a number of poems and essays. He ...more

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    • Birthplace: Calamba, Laguna, Philippines
    • Nationality: Philippines
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Luis Eduardo Aute
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    Luis Eduardo Aute is a Spanish musician, singer-songwriter, film director, painter and poet.more

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    • Birthplace: Manila, Philippines
    • Nationality: Philippines, Spain
    • Art Forms: Painting
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