This is a list of the most popular artists from Australia, listed alphabetically with photos when available. For centuries, artists have been among the world's most important people, helping chronicle history while providing entertainment and stirring masterworks. Whether they're known for painting, sculpting, etching, or drawing, the famous Australian artists on this list all kept that tradition alive by creating renowned pieces of art that have been praised around the world. You can also find useful information about these notable Australian artists, such as the location and date of their birth.
This list includes everyone from modern Australian painters like Ben Quilty to Aussie stained glass artists like the late John Radecki.
This list answers the questions, "Which famous artists are from Australia?" and "Who are the most well-known Australian artists?"For further information on these contemporary and historic Australian artists, just click on their names. If you're a fine art lover, use this list of celebrated Australian artists to discover some new paintings and timeless works in other media.
Bernard William Smith was an Australian art historian, art critic and academic. ...more
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
Sir Sidney Robert Nolan OM, AC was one of Australia's best-known painters and printmakers. ...more
Artworks: The Trial, Fitzpatrick and Kate Kelly, After Glenrowan Siege (Second Ned Kelly series)
Birthplace: St Kilda, Australia
Associated periods or movements: Surrealism
Nationality: Belgium, Australia
Art Forms: Paintingsee more on Sidney Nolan
Rolf Harris is an Australian entertainer. His career has encompassed work as a musician, singer-songwriter, composer, comedian, actor, painter and television personality. Harris lived in Bray, Berkshire, England, for more than six decades. Harris is widely known for his musical compositions "Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport", which later became a Top 10 hit in Australia, the UK, and the United States, and "Jake the Peg". Harris often used unusual instruments in his performances: he plays the didgeridoo; is credited with the invention of the wobble board; and is associated with the Stylophone. During the 1960s and 1970s, Harris became a popular television personality in the UK, later presenting ...more
Artworks: The Queen^! 80th Birthday Commemorative Portrait, First snow^! Hyde park horses, Bonnie Tyler portrait, Winter willow, Tessa Through the Blue Gums, + more
Birthplace: Bassendean, Australia
Art Forms: Painting
#95 on The Best Political Musicianssee more on Rolf Harris
Norman Alfred William Lindsay was an Australian artist, etcher, sculptor, writer, editorial cartoonist, scale modeler, and an accomplished amateur boxer. He was born in Creswick, Victoria. Lindsay was the son of Anglo-Irish surgeon Robert Charles William Alexander Lindsay and Jane Elizabeth Lindsay, daughter of Rev. Thomas Williams, Wesleyen missionary. from Creswick. The fifth of ten children, he was the brother of Percy Lindsay, Lionel Lindsay, Ruby Lindsay, and Daryl Lindsay. ...more
Artworks: The Curtain, City of Joy, Court to Peacocks, The Crucified Venus, The Suitors, + more
Birthplace: Creswick, Australia
Nationality: Australiasee more on Norman Lindsay