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Famous Portrait Paintings

List of the most famous portrait paintings in the world, listed alphabetically with pictures of the art when available. The popular portrait paintings on this list are considered to be some of the most recognizable works of art on the planet, so save yourself a trip to the museum and check out this artwork from the comfort of your own home. Portrait is an extremely important genre in the art world, so it's no surprise that some of the most memorable pieces of art fall under the portrait genre. You can find additional information about these well-known paintings by clicking on the names of the pieces.

These items, like Mona Lisa and Whistler's Mother include images when available.

This list answers the questions, "What are examples of portrait paintings?" and "What are the most famous portrait paintings?"
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  1. 1
    John Singer Sargent More
  2. 2
    Ernst Ludwig Kirchner More
  3. 3

    A Housepainter (Self-Portrait)

    Ştefan Luchian More
  4. 4
    Théodore Géricault More
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    Henri Fantin-Latour More
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    Adele Bloch-Bauer II

    Gustav Klimt More
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    Alessandro de' Medici

    Pontormo More
  8. 8
    Peter Paul Rubens More
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    Friedrich Georg Weitsch More
  10. 10
    Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres More
  11. 11
    Domenico Ghirlandaio More
  12. 12
    Rembrandt More
  13. 13
    Amedeo Modigliani More
  14. 14
    Jan van Eyck More
  15. 15
    James Abbott McNeill Whistler More
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    James Abbott McNeill Whistler More
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    Pablo Picasso More
  18. 18
    Francisco Goya More
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    Jan Lievens More
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    Édouard Manet More
  21. 21
    Amedeo Modigliani More
  22. 22
    John Singleton Copley More
  23. 23
    William-Adolphe Bouguereau More
  24. 24

    Camouflage Self-Portrait

    Andy Warhol More
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    Pablo Picasso More

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