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List of famous painters, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top painters in the world? This includes the most prominent painters, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable painters is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic painters 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 painters.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different people, like Winston Churchill and Leonardo da Vinci.

From reputable, prominent, and well known painters to the lesser known painters of today, these are some of the best professionals in the painter field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous painters ever?" and "What are the names of famous painters?" then you're in the right place. (1629 items)
Lucy Liu is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Painters
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Lucy Alexis Liu is an American actress, model, artist, and occasional producer and director. She became known for playing the role of the vicious and ill-mannered Ling Woo in the television series Ally McBeal, for which she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress ...more

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Age: 47

Birthplace: Jackson Heights, New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Painter, Film Producer, Model, Actor Voice acting, + more

Credits: Kill Bill: Vol. 1, Lucky Number Slevin, Elementary, Kung Fu Panda

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Winston Churchill is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Painters
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Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, DL, FRS, RA was a British politician who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. Widely regarded as one of the greatest wartime leaders of the 20th century, Churchill was also an officer in the ...more

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Age: Died at 91 (1874-1965)

Birthplace: Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, United Kingdom

Profession: Statesman, Painter, Politician, Journalist Orator, + more

Credits: Young Winston, Churchill's People, The First World War, The Finest Hours

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Corey Haim is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Painters
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Corey Ian Haim was a Canadian actor, known for a 1980s Hollywood career as a teen idol. He starred in a number of films, such as Lucas, Silver Bullet, Murphy's Romance, License to Drive, and Dream a Little Dream. His best-known role was alongside Corey Feldman in The Lost Boys, which made Haim a ...more

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Age: Died at 39 (1971-2010)

Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

Profession: Painter, Musician, Film Producer, Actor

Credits: Lucas, The Lost Boys, License to Drive, Crank: High Voltage

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Viggo Mortensen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Painters
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Viggo Peter Mortensen, Jr. is a Danish American actor, poet, musician, photographer and painter. He made his film debut in Peter Weir's 1985 thriller Witness, and subsequently appeared in many notable films of the 1990s, including The Indian Runner, Carlito's Way, Crimson Tide, Daylight, The ...more

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Age: 57

Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Painter, Poet, Musician, Film Producer Author, + more

Credits: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, A History of Violence, The Road

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Jared Leto is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Painters
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Jared Leto is an American actor, singer, songwriter, and director. After starting his career with television appearances in the early 1990s, Leto achieved recognition for his role as Jordan Catalano on the television series My So-Called Life. He made his film debut in How to Make an American Quilt ...more

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Age: 44

Birthplace: Bossier City, Louisiana, United States of America

Profession: Painter, Businessperson, Guitarist, Musician Singer-songwriter, + more

Credits: Requiem for a Dream, Dallas Buyers Club, Mr. Nobody, Artifact

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Leonardo da Vinci is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Painters
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Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci was an Italian polymath, painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest painters of all time and perhaps the most diversely talented ...more

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Age: Died at 67 (1452-1519)

Birthplace: Vinci, Italy

Profession: Military Engineer, Musician, Scientist, Inventor Architect, + more

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Andy Warhol is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Painters
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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 ...more

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Age: Died at 59 (1928-1987)

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Profession: Sculptor, Illustrator, Painter, Film Producer Screenwriter, + more

Credits: Chelsea Girls, Empire, Mario Banana I, Blow Job

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Vincent van Gogh is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Painters
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Vincent Willem van Gogh was a major Post-Impressionist painter. He was a Dutch artist whose work had a far-reaching influence on 20th-century art. His output includes portraits, self portraits, landscapes and still lifes of cypresses, wheat fields and sunflowers. Van Gogh drew as a child but did not ...more

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Age: Died at 37 (1853-1890)

Birthplace: Zundert, Kingdom of the Netherlands

Profession: Painter, Artist

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