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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?"
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 ...more

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Age: 71

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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#18 on The Greatest Directors in Movie History

#10 on The Greatest Auteurs in Film History

#73 on The Most Overrated Directors of All Time

#10 on The Greatest Living Directors, Ranked List

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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 ...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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#33 on The Most Influential People in Fashion

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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 ...more

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Age: 57

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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#58 on The Greatest Living Rock Songwriters

#56 on The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

#48 on The Greatest Rock Songwriters of All Time

#27 on Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President

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John Cage is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Visual Artists
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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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