List of Famous Printmakers People

List of Famous Printmakers

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List of famous printmakers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top printmakers in the world? This includes the most prominent printmakers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable printmakers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic printmakers were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned printmakers.

A list made up of people like Andy Warhol and William Blake.

From reputable, prominent, and well known printmakers to the lesser known printmakers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the printmaker field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous printmakers ever?" and "What are the names of famous printmakers?" then you're in the right place. (92 items)

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    Andy Warhol was an American artist who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture and advertisement that flourished by the 1960s. After a successful career as a commercial illustrator, Warhol became ...more

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    • Age: Died at 59 (1928-1987)
    • Birthplace: Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Area code 412, Contiguous United States, United States of America, + more
    • Profession: Sculptor, Illustrator, Painter, Film Producer, Screenwriter, + more
    • Credits: Tootsie, Saturday Night Live, Blood for Dracula, Andy Warhol's Frankenstein, Chelsea Girls, + more
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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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    • Age: Died at 92 (1881-1973)
    • Birthplace: Hispania, Málaga, Europe, Province of Málaga, Andalusia, + more
    • Profession: Sculptor, Scenic Designer, Painter, Printmaker, Artist
    • Credits: The Testament of Orpheus, Wie man Wünsche beim Schwanz packt
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    William Blake
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    William Blake was an English painter, poet and printmaker. Largely unrecognised during his lifetime, Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of the poetry and visual arts of the Romantic Age. His prophetic poetry has been said to form "what is in proportion to its merits the least read ...more

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    • Age: Died at 70 (1757-1827)
    • Birthplace: Soho, London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Poet, Printmaker, Artist
    • Credits: Tiger
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    Gloria Stuart
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    Gloria Stewart, known as Gloria Stuart, was an American actress and artist. Stuart began her acting career in the theater. In the 1930s and 1940s, she performed in little theater and summer stock on both coasts. Her career in the movies spanned from 1932 to 2004—with a twenty-nine year break. Her iconic ...more

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    • Age: Died at 100 (1910-2010)
    • Birthplace: USA, California, Santa Monica
    • Profession: Activist, Painter, Actor, Printmaker, Artist
    • Credits: Titanic, The Invisible Man, Wildcats, My Favorite Year, The Old Dark House, + more
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    Jasper Johns
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    Jasper Johns is an American painter and printmaker.more

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    • Age: age 85
    • Birthplace: Augusta, Georgia, United States of America
    • Profession: Sculptor, Painter, Printmaker, Artist
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    Francisco Goya
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    Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes was a Spanish romantic painter and printmaker regarded both as the last of the Old Masters and the first of the moderns. Goya was court painter to the Spanish Crown; throughout the Peninsular War he remained in Madrid, where he painted the portrait of Joseph Bonaparte, ...more

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    • Age: Died at 82 (1746-1828)
    • Birthplace: Fuendetodos, Spain
    • Profession: Painter, Visual Artist, Artist
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    Winslow Homer
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    Winslow Homer was an American landscape painter and printmaker, best known for his marine subjects. He is considered one of the foremost painters in 19th-century America and a preeminent figure in American art. Largely self-taught, Homer began his career working as a commercial illustrator. He ...more

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    • Age: Died at 74 (1836-1910)
    • Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Profession: Artist
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    J. M. W. Turner
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    Joseph Mallord William "J. M. W." Turner, RA was an English Romanticist landscape painter, water-colourist, and printmaker. Turner was considered a controversial figure in his day, but is now regarded as the artist who elevated landscape painting to an eminence rivalling history painting. Although ...more

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    • Age: Died at 76 (1775-1851)
    • Birthplace: Covent Garden, London, England
    • Profession: Painter, Artist
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    Auguste Rodin
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    François-Auguste-René Rodin, known as Auguste Rodin, was a French sculptor. Although Rodin is generally considered the progenitor of modern sculpture, he did not set out to rebel against the past. He was schooled traditionally, took a craftsman-like approach to his work, and desired academic ...more

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    • Age: Died at 77 (1840-1917)
    • Birthplace: Paris, France
    • Profession: Sculptor
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    Edward Hopper
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    Edward Hopper was a prominent American realist painter and printmaker. While he was most popularly known for his oil paintings, he was equally proficient as a watercolorist and printmaker in etching. Both in his urban and rural scenes, his spare and finely calculated renderings reflected his personal ...more

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    • Age: Died at 85 (1882-1967)
    • Birthplace: Nyack, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Painter, Artist
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    Mark Rothko
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    Mark Rothko was an American painter of Russian Jewish descent. He is generally identified as an Abstract Expressionist. With Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning, he is one of the most famous postwar American artists.more

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    • Age: Died at 67 (1903-1970)
    • Birthplace: Daugavpils, Latvia
    • Profession: Artist
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    Henri Matisse
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    Henri-Émile-Benoît Matisse was a French artist, known for his use of colour and his fluid and original draughtsmanship. He was a draughtsman, printmaker, and sculptor, but is known primarily as a painter. Matisse is commonly regarded, along with Pablo Picasso and Marcel Duchamp, as one of the three ...more

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    • Age: Died at 85 (1869-1954)
    • Birthplace: Le Cateau-Cambrésis, France
    • Profession: Artist
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    Paul Gauguin
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    Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin was a French Post-Impressionist artist who was not well appreciated until after his death. Gauguin was later recognized for his experimental use of color and synthetist style that were distinguishably different from Impressionism. His work was influential to the French ...more

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    • Age: Died at 55 (1848-1903)
    • Birthplace: Paris, France
    • Profession: Sailor, Artist
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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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    • Age: Died at 85 (1904-1989)
    • Birthplace: Figueres, Spain
    • Profession: Painter, Screenwriter, Actor, Writer, Artist, + more
    • Credits: An Andalusian Dog, The Golden Age, Destino, Impressions de la Haute Mongolie, Babaouo, + more
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    Robert Rauschenberg did not originally set out to become an artist. Born in Texas in the 1920s, Rauschenberg grew up in a fairly strict and frugal Christian household. As a teenager, he hoped to become a minister. However, he eventually switched paths. Rauschenberg attended the University of Texas and ...more

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    • Age: Died at 83 (1925-2008)
    • Birthplace: Port Arthur, Texas, United States of America
    • Profession: Painter, Graphic Artist, Artist
    • Credits: Robert Rauschenberg: Man at Work, Chuck Close
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    Roy Lichtenstein
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    Roy Fox Lichtenstein was an American pop artist. During the 1960s, along with Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, and James Rosenquist among others, he became a leading figure in the new art movement. His work defined the basic premise of pop art through parody. Favoring the comic strip as his main inspiration, ...more

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    • Age: Died at 74 (1923-1997)
    • Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Sculptor, Painter, Artist
    • Credits: Sunset Water with Suspended Seagull, Step: Dock Water Moving, nin
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    Camille Pissarro
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    Camille Pissarro was a Danish-French Impressionist and Neo-Impressionist painter born on the island of St Thomas. His importance resides in his contributions to both Impressionism and Post-Impressionism. Pissarro studied from great forerunners, including Gustave Courbet and Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot.more

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    • Age: Died at 73 (1830-1903)
    • Birthplace: Charlotte Amalie, United States Virgin Islands
    • Profession: Painter, Draftsman, Printmaker, Artist
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    Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
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    Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, also known as Gianbattista or Giambattista Tiepolo, was an Italian painter and printmaker from the Republic of Venice. He was prolific, and worked not only in Italy, but also in Germany and Spain. Successful from the beginning of his career, he has been described by Michael ...more

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    • Age: Died at 74 (1696-1770)
    • Birthplace: Venice, Scorzè, Italy
    • Profession: Painter, Printmaker
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    Claire Van Vliet

    Claire Van Vliet is a fine artist, illustrator and typographer who founded Janus Press in San Diego, California in 1955. Van Vliet received the Bachelor of Arts in 1952 from San Diego State College, and the Master of Fine Arts from Claremont Graduate School in 1954. In 1955 she moved to Europe, shortly ...more

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    • Age: age 82
    • Birthplace: Ottawa, Canada
    • Profession: Book Artist, Printmaker
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    Don Freeman
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    Don Freeman was an American painter, printmaker, cartoonist, and an illustrator and writer of children's books.more

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    • Age: Died at 70 (1908-1978)
    • Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Illustrator, Painter, Cartoonist, Printmaker, Writer
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