Visual Artist Famous Still Life Artists

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A list of the most famous still life artists with names and images of their masterpieces. These painters bring life to the most inanimate objects, using intense color palettes and great skill. Still life artists often placed religious symbolism within their artwork, which for the most part can't be seen at first glance. These famous still life artists are best known for their work with inanimate objects and have great skill in turning an ordinary scene into a still life masterpiece.

Still life painters are known to play with the composition of objects and negative space to develop certain looks to their work. While early still life work usually had religious themes and tones, some modern still life artists break the two-dimensional boundary and add graphic elements to their work. 

Which artist is a well known still life painter? If you're interested in still life art check out this list of famous still lifes.
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Juan Sánchez Cotán is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Still Life Artists
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Juan Sánchez Cotán was a Spanish Baroque painter, a pioneer of realism in Spain. His still lifes—also called bodegones—were painted in an austere style, especially when compared to similar works in the Netherlands and Italy. ...more

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Georg Flegel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Still Life Artists
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Georg Flegel was a German painter, best known for his still life works. ...more

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Ambrosius Bosschaert is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Still Life Artists
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Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder was a still life painter of the Dutch Golden Age. ...more

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Floris van Dyck is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Still Life Artists
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Floris van Dyck, also called Floris van Dijck or Floris Claesz. van Dyck was a Dutch Golden Age still life painter. ...more

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Paul Liegeois is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Still Life Artists
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Paul Liegeois


Franz Snyders is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Still Life Artists
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Franz Snyders


Frans Snyders or Snijders was a Flemish painter of animals and still lifes. ...more

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Osias Beert is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Still Life Artists
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Osias Beert


Osias Beert or Osias Beert the Elder was a Flemish painter active in Antwerpen 1596 - 1623, who specialized in flower and "breakfast"-type still lifes. ...more

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Juan Bautista de Espinosa is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Still Life Artists
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Juan Bautista de Espinosa was a Spanish painter. Much of his work, which included religious paintings and portraits, is now untraced, and his few known extant paintings are all still lifes. Little is known of his life. He worked in Toledo and Madrid from 1612 to 1626 and, judging by his style, he ...more

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