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Famous Male Visual Artists

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List of famous male visual artists, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male visual artists list contains the most prominent and top males known for being visual artists. There are thousand of males working as visual artists in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic visual artists have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a visual artist then the people below should give you inspiration.

List ranges from Robert Cook to John Waters, plus much more.

While this isn't a list of all male visual artists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male visual artists?" and "Who are the best male visual artists?"
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    David Lynch is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Visual Artists
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    David Keith Lynch is an American film director, television director, visual artist, musician, actor, and author. Known for his surrealist films, he has developed a unique cinematic style. The surreal and, in many cases, violent elements contained within his films have been known to "disturb, offend or ...more

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    • Age: 69
    • Birthplace: Missoula, Montana, United States of America
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Television director, Television producer, Musician, Cinematographer, + more
    • Credits: Mulholland Drive, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992), The Elephant Man, Blue Velvet
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    Alexander McQueen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Visual Artists
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    Lee Alexander McQueen, CBE was a British fashion designer and couturier. He is known for having worked as chief designer at Givenchy from 1996 to 2001 and for founding his own Alexander McQueen label. His achievements in fashion earned him four British Designer of the Year awards, as well as the CFDA's ...more

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    • Age: Died at 41 (1969-2010)
    • Birthplace: London Borough of Lewisham, London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Designer, Visual Artist, Artist
    • Credits: Björk: Greatest Hits
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    Michael Stipe is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Visual Artists
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    John Michael Stipe is an American singer, lyricist, film producer and visual artist. He was the lead singer of the alternative rock band R.E.M. from their formation in 1980 until their dissolution in 2011. Stipe is noted and occasionally parodied for the "mumbling" style of his early career as well as ...more

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    • Age: 55
    • Birthplace: Decatur, Georgia, United States of America
    • Profession: Activist, Record producer, Television producer, Musician, Singer-songwriter, + more
    • Credits: Independence Day, Vanilla Sky, Bowling for Columbine, Neighbors
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    John Milton Cage Jr. was an American composer, music theorist, writer, and artist. A pioneer of indeterminacy in music, electroacoustic music, and non-standard use of musical instruments, Cage was one of the leading figures of the post-war avant-garde. Critics have lauded him as one of the most ...more

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    • Age: Died at 80 (1912-1992)
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Musician, Author, Actor, Composer, + more
    • Credits: At Land, Dreams That Money Can Buy, I Never Promised You a Rose Garden: A Portrait of David Toop Through His Records Collection, John Cage: One 11 with 103, Ritual in Transfigured Time, + more
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    Victor Hugo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Male Visual Artists
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    Victor Marie Hugo was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement. He is considered one of the greatest and best known French writers. In France, Hugo's literary fame comes first from his poetry but also rests upon his novels and his dramatic achievements. Among many volumes of ...more

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    • Age: Died at 83 (1802-1885)
    • Birthplace: Besançon, France
    • Profession: Statesman, Poet, Novelist, Essayist, Writer, + more
    • Credits: Les Misérables, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Les Misérables, Re mizeraburu: shoujo kozetto
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    Clive Barker is an English writer, film director, and visual artist best known for his work in both fantasy and horror fiction. Barker came to prominence in the mid-1980s with a series of short stories known as the Books of Blood which established him as a leading young horror writer. He has since ...more

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    • Age: 63
    • Profession: Illustrator, Painter, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Author, + more
    • Credits: Hellraiser, Candyman, Hellbound: Hellraiser II, Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth, Dread, + more
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    Francis Bacon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Male Visual Artists
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    Francis Bacon was an Irish-born British figurative painter known for his bold, emotionally charged and raw imagery. His painterly abstracted figures are typically isolated in glass or steel geometrical cages, set against flat, nondescript backgrounds. Bacon took up painting in his early 20s but worked ...more

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    • Age: Died at 83 (1909-1992)
    • Birthplace: Dublin, Republic of Ireland
    • Profession: Visual Artist, Artist
    • Credits: Francis Bacon
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    John Waters is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Male Visual Artists
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    John Samuel Waters Jr. is an American film director, screenwriter, actor, stand-up comedian, journalist, visual artist, and art collector, who rose to fame in the early 1970s for his transgressive cult films. Waters's 1970s and early '80s films feature his regular troupe of actors known as the ...more

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    • Age: 69
    • Birthplace: Baltimore, USA, Maryland
    • Profession: Journalist, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Cinematographer, Film Editor, + more
    • Credits: Hairspray, This Film Is Not Yet Rated, Plagues and Pleasures on the Salton Sea, Divine Trash
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