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Famous Artists from Belgium

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?"

For further information on these historic Belgian artists, click on their names. If you're a fine art lover use this list of celebrated Belgian artists to discover some new paintings that you will enjoy.
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  • René Magritte
    The Son of Man, The Menaced Assassin, Time Transfixed
    • Birthplace: Lessines, Belgium
    • Associated periods or movements: Surrealism
    • Nationality: Belgium
    • Art Forms: Painting
  • Henri Michaux
    Mescaline Drawing, DRAWING OF DISINTEGRATION, Surrealistic scene
    • Birthplace: Namur, Belgium, Belgium
    • Associated periods or movements: Lyrical abstraction
    • Nationality: France, Belgium
    • Art Forms: Painting
  • Sidney Nolan
    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: Painting
  • James Ensor
    Skeletons Fighting for the Body of a Hanged Man, Tribulations of Saint Anthony, Masks Confronting Death
    • Birthplace: Ostend, Belgium
    • Associated periods or movements: Modernism, Surrealism, Expressionism, Symbolist literature
    • Nationality: Belgium
    • Art Forms: Painting
  • Ambrosius Bosschaert
    Bouquet of Flowers in a Vase, Still-Life of Flowers, Vase of Flowers
    • Birthplace: Antwerp, Belgium
    • Associated periods or movements: Dutch Golden Age, Baroque
    • Nationality: Dutch Republic, Belgium
    • Art Forms: Painting
  • Pierre Alechinsky
    Central Park, In the Process of Vanishing, The Hairdresser
    • Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
    • Nationality: Belgium
    • Art Forms: Painting, Printmaking, Drawing
  • Paul Delvaux
    Night Train, The Sleeping Venus, The Awakening of the Forest
    • Birthplace: Wanze, Belgium
    • Associated periods or movements: Surrealism
    • Nationality: Belgium
    • Art Forms: Painting
  • Francis Alÿs
    The Last Clown, Untitled
    • Birthplace: Antwerp, Belgium
    • Nationality: Belgium
  • Georges Lemmen
    The Two Sisters, Portrait of the Artist's Sister
    • Birthplace: Brussels, Schaerbeek, Belgium
    • Associated periods or movements: Modern art, Post-Impressionism, Neo-impressionism
    • Nationality: Belgium
    • Art Forms: Painting
  • Peter Paul Rubens
    The Elevation of the Cross, The Rape of the Daughters of Leucippus, Assumption of the Virgin Mary
    • Birthplace: Siegen, Germany
    • Associated periods or movements: Baroque, Antwerp school
    • Nationality: Belgium
    • Art Forms: Painting, Drawing
  • Philippe de Champaigne
    Triple Portrait of Richelieu, Portrait of Cardinal Richelieu, Saint Augustin
    • Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
    • Associated periods or movements: Baroque
    • Nationality: France, Belgium
    • Art Forms: Painting
  • Marcel Broodthaers
    On the Art of Writing and on the Writing of Art, The Fishes, White Cabinet and White Table
    • Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
    • Associated periods or movements: Conceptual art
    • Nationality: Belgium
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Installation art
  • Théo van Rysselberghe
    La Meuse aux environs de Namur, Le Cafe-Concert, Child in a Clearing
    • Birthplace: Ghent, Belgium
    • Associated periods or movements: Neo-impressionism
    • Nationality: Belgium
    • Art Forms: Painting
  • Georges Vantongerloo
    Composition II, Indigo Violet Derived from Equilateral Triangle, Construction within a Sphere
    • Birthplace: Antwerp, Belgium
    • Associated periods or movements: De Stijl
    • Nationality: Belgium
    • Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
    • Associated periods or movements: Installation art
    • Nationality: Belgium, Germany