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List of the most popular artists from Belgium, listed alphabetically with photos when available. For centuries artists have been among the world's most important people, helping chronicle history and keep us entertained with one of the earliest forms of entertainment. Whether they're known for painting, sculpting, etching or drawing, the famous Belgian artists on this list have kept that tradition alive by creating renowned pieces of art that have been praised around the world. You can find useful information below about these notable Belgian artists, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

List artists range from John Henry Mohrmann to Didier Matrige.

This list answers the questions, "Which famous artists are from Belgium?" and "Who are the most well-known Belgian artists?"

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René Magritte is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Artists from Belgium
René Magritte The Son of Man, The Menaced Assassin, Time Transfixed René François Ghislain Magritte was a Belgian surrealist artist. He became well known for a number of witty and thought-provoking images that fall under the umbrella of surrealism. ...more

Henri Michaux is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Artists from Belgium
Henri Michaux Mescaline Drawing, DRAWING OF DISINTEGRATION, Surrealistic scene Henri Michaux was a highly idiosyncratic Belgian-born poet, writer, and painter who wrote in French. He later took French citizenship. Michaux is best known for his esoteric books written in a ...more

Sidney Nolan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Artists from Belgium
Sidney Nolan The Trial, Fitzpatrick and Kate Kelly, After Glenrowan Siege (Second Ned Kelly series) Sir Sidney Robert Nolan OM, AC was one of Australia's best-known painters and printmakers.

James Ensor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Artists from Belgium
James Ensor Skeletons Fighting for the Body of a Hanged Man, Tribulations of Saint Anthony, Masks Confronting Death James Sidney Edouard, Baron Ensor was a Belgian painter and printmaker, an important influence on expressionism and surrealism who lived in Ostend for almost his entire life. He was associated ...more

Ambrosius Bosschaert is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Artists from Belgium
Ambrosius Bosschaert Bouquet of Flowers in a Vase, Still-Life of Flowers, Vase of Flowers Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder was a still life painter of the Dutch Golden Age.

Pierre Alechinsky is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Artists from Belgium
Pierre Alechinsky Central Park, In the Process of Vanishing, The Hairdresser Pierre Alechinsky is a Belgian artist. He has lived and worked in France since 1951. His work is related to tachisme, abstract expressionism, and lyrical abstraction. Alechinsky was born in ...more

Thomas Willeboirts Bosschaert is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Artists from Belgium
Thomas Willeboirts Bosschaert Thomas Willeboirts Bosschaert was a Dutch-born Flemish Baroque painter.

Paul Delvaux is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Artists from Belgium
Paul Delvaux Night Train, The Sleeping Venus, The Awakening of the Forest Paul Delvaux was a Belgian painter associated with Surrealism, famous for his paintings of female nudes.

Francis Alÿs is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Artists from Belgium
Francis Alÿs The Last Clown, Untitled Francis Alÿs is a Belgian-born, Mexico-based artist. His work emerges in the interdisciplinary space of art, architecture, and social practice. After leaving behind his formal training as ...more

Sebastian Vrancx is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Artists from Belgium
Sebastian Vrancx Sebastian Vranckx was a Flemish Baroque painter and etcher of the Antwerp school.

Jacques d'Arthois is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Artists from Belgium
Jacques d'Arthois Jacques d'Arthois was a Flemish Baroque painter who specialized in landscapes.

Joris van Son is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Artists from Belgium
Joris van Son Joris van Son was a highly popular Flemish Baroque painter of fruit and flowers, in banquet style on a plank, but also in garland form.

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Andries van Eertvelt is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Artists from Belgium
Andries van Eertvelt Andries van Eertvelt, was a Flemish painter, draughtsman and engraver who was one of the first Flemish artists to specialize in marine art. Several of his pupils also became prominent marine

Chantal Akerman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Artists from Belgium
Chantal Akerman Chantal Anne Akerman is a Belgian film director, artist, and professor of film at the City College of New York. Her best-known film is Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles. ...more

Georges Lemmen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Artists from Belgium
Georges Lemmen The Two Sisters, Portrait of the Artist's Sister Georges Lemmen was a Belgian neo-impressionist painter. He was a member of Les XX from 1888. His works include The Beach at Heist, Aline Marechal and Vase of Flowers. Yvonne Serruys studied in ...more

Peter Paul Rubens is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Artists from Belgium
Peter Paul Rubens The Elevation of the Cross, The Rape of the Daughters of Leucippus, Assumption of the Virgin Mary Sir Peter Paul Rubens was a Flemish Baroque painter. A proponent of an extravagant Baroque style that emphasized movement, colour, and sensuality, Rubens is well known for his ...more

Jan Cox is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Artists from Belgium
Jan Cox Jan Cox was a painter who spent the largest part of his creative life in the United States and Belgium. He was born in The Hague.

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Henry van de Velde is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Artists from Belgium
Henry van de Velde Henry Clemens van de Velde was a Belgian painter, architect and interior designer. Together with Victor Horta and Paul Hankar he could be considered as one of the main founders and ...more

Philippe de Champaigne is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Artists from Belgium
Philippe de Champaigne Triple Portrait of Richelieu, Portrait of Cardinal Richelieu, Saint Augustin Philippe de Champaigne, 26 May 1602 – 12 August 1674, was a Brabançon-born French Baroque era painter, a major exponent of the French school. He was a founding member of the ...more

Marcel Broodthaers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Artists from Belgium
Marcel Broodthaers On the Art of Writing and on the Writing of Art, The Fishes, White Cabinet and White Table Marcel Broodthaers was a Belgian poet, filmmaker and artist with a highly literate and often witty approach to creating art works.

Hieronymus Cock is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Artists from Belgium
Hieronymus Cock Hieronymus Cock, or Hieronymus Wellens de Cock was a Flemish painter and etcher as well as a publisher and distributor of prints. Cock was the most important print publisher of his time in ...more

Théo van Rysselberghe is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Artists from Belgium
Théo van Rysselberghe La Meuse aux environs de Namur, Le Cafe-Concert, Child in a Clearing Théo van Rysselberghe was a Belgian neo-impressionist painter, who played a pivotal role in the European art scene at the turn of the century.

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Georges Vantongerloo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Artists from Belgium
Georges Vantongerloo Composition II^! Indigo Violet Derived from Equilateral Triangle, Construction within a Sphere, Curving Function Greenish-Brown Georges Vantongerloo was a Belgian abstract sculptor and painter and founding member of the De Stijl group.

Carsten Höller is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Artists from Belgium
Carsten Höller Test Site Carsten Höller is a Belgian artist. He lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden. Today, he also shares a house in Ghana with colleague Marcel Odenbach.

Adriaen Brouwer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Artists from Belgium
Adriaen Brouwer Adriaen Brouwer was a Flemish genre painter active in Flanders and the Dutch Republic in the seventeenth century.

Luc Tuymans is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Artists from Belgium
Luc Tuymans Pink Glasses, Demolition, The Secretary of State Luc Tuymans is a Belgian artist who lives and works in Antwerp. Tuymans is considered one of the most influential painters working today. His signature figurative paintings transform mediated ...more

Guillaume Geefs is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Artists from Belgium
Guillaume Geefs Le génie du mal Guillaume Geefs, also Willem Geefs, was a Belgian sculptor. Although known primarily for his monumental works and public portraits of statesmen and nationalist figures, he also explored ...more

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Léon Spilliaert is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Artists from Belgium
Léon Spilliaert Léon Spilliaert was a Belgian symbolist painter and graphic artist. Spilliaert was born in Ostend, the oldest of seven children of Léonard-Hubert Spilliaert, who was a perfumer, ...more

Adam Frans van der Meulen is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Artists from Belgium
Adam Frans van der Meulen Adam Frans van der Meulen was a Flemish Baroque painter specialising in battle scenes. He was active first in Brussels, where he was a pupil of Pieter Snayers, and from the 1660s onwards in

Jan Fabre is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Artists from Belgium
Jan Fabre Jan Fabre is a Belgian multidisciplinary artist, playwright, stage director, choreographer and designer. He studied at the Municipal Institute of Decorative Arts and the Royal Academy of Fine ...more

John Michael Rysbrack is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Artists from Belgium
John Michael Rysbrack Johannes Michel or John Michael Rysbrack, original name Jan Michiel Rijsbrack, was an 18th-century Flemish sculptor. His birth-year is sometimes given as 1693 or 1684. Rysbrack was born in ...more

Jan Yoors is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Artists from Belgium
Jan Yoors Jan Yoors was a Flemish-American artist, photographer, painter, sculptor, writer, filmmaker, and tapestry creator. Growing up in Antwerp to liberal, pacifist parents, his father Eugeen Yoors, a ...more

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Félicien Rops is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Artists from Belgium
Félicien Rops Félicien Rops was a Belgian artist, known primarily as a printmaker in etching and aquatint.

Fernand Khnopff is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Artists from Belgium
Fernand Khnopff Portrait of Miss Van der Hecht, Portrait of the violinist Achille Lerminiaux, Portrait of Jeanne Kéfer Fernand Edmond Jean Marie Khnopff was a Belgian symbolist painter.

Anna Boch is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Artists from Belgium
Anna Boch Anna Rosalie Boch was a Belgian painter, born in Saint-Vaast, Hainaut. Anna Boch died in Ixelles in 1936 and is interred there in the Ixelles Cemetery, Brussels, Belgium.

Antoine Wiertz is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Artists from Belgium
Antoine Wiertz St. Cecilia Antoine Joseph Wiertz was a Belgian romantic painter and sculptor.

Constantin Meunier is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Artists from Belgium
Constantin Meunier The Reaper, Shipwrecked, The Dockhand Constantin Meunier was a Belgian painter and sculptor whose important contribution to modern art is the introduction of the image of the industrial worker, docker and miner, as an icon of ...more

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Pieter de Jode I is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Artists from Belgium
Pieter de Jode I Hercules Pomarius Petrus, or Pieter de Jode I, was a Flemish Baroque painter and engraver.

Carl de Keyzer is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Artists from Belgium
Carl de Keyzer Carl De Keyzer is a Belgian contemporary photographer. He was nominated to the Magnum Photos agency in 1990, became an associated member in 1992 and a full member in 1994.

Egide Charles Gustave Wappers is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Artists from Belgium
Egide Charles Gustave Wappers Episode of the Belgian Revolution of 1830 Egide Charles Gustave, Baron Wappers is best known as the Belgian painter. His work is generally considered to be Flemish and he signed his work with the Flemish form of his name, Gustaf

Kendell Geers is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Artists from Belgium
Kendell Geers Self Portrait, Song of the Pig, Spy in the House of Love Kendell Geers is a South African conceptual artist.

Nicaise de Keyser is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Artists from Belgium
Nicaise de Keyser William II^! King of the Netherlands^! when Prince of Orange, Battle of the Golden Spurs Nicaise de Keyser was a Belgian painter of mainly history paintings and portraits who was one of the key figures in the Belgian Romantic-historical school of painting.

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Denis Calvaert is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Artists from Belgium
Denis Calvaert Saint John the Baptist in the Wilderness Denis Calvaert was a Flemish painter born at Antwerp, who lived in Italy for most of his life, where he was known as Dionisio Fiammingo or simply Il Fiammingo. Calvaert was a profound student of ...more

Paulus Pontius is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Artists from Belgium
Paulus Pontius Paulus Pontius was a well-known Flemish engraver.

Hendrick van Balen is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Artists from Belgium
Hendrick van Balen Hendrick van Balen or Hendrick van Balen I was a Flemish Baroque painter and stained glass designer. He played an important role in the renewal of Flemish painting in the early 17th century and ...more

Constant Permeke is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Artists from Belgium
Constant Permeke La Famille, Harvest, Landscape with Haystacks Constant Permeke was a Belgian painter and sculptor who is considered the leading figure of Flemish expressionism. Permeke was born in Antwerp but when he was six years old the family moved to ...more

Simon de Vos is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Artists from Belgium
Simon de Vos Simon de Vos was a Flemish painter, draughtsman and art collector. He started his career making cabinet pictures of genre scenes, in particular of Caravaggesque merry companies. Later he ...more

Jan Philips van Thielen is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Artists from Belgium
Jan Philips van Thielen Jan Philip van Thielen or Jan Philips van Thielen was a Flemish painter who specialized in flower pieces and garland paintings. He was a regular collaborator with leading Flemish and Dutch ...more

Jan van den Hecke is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Artists from Belgium
Jan van den Hecke Jan van den Hecke or Jan van den Hecke I or Jan van den Hecke the Elder was a Flemish Baroque painter, draughtsman, printmaker and engraver mainly known for his still lifes, landscapes and ...more

Gonzales Coques is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Artists from Belgium
Gonzales Coques Gonzales Coques was a Flemish painter of portraits and history paintings as well as an art dealer. Because of his artistic proximity to and emulation with Anthony van Dyck he received the ...more