Famous Artists from Belgium

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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?"

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.
René Magritte is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Artists from Belgium
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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 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
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 was a painter who spent the largest part of his creative life in the United States and Belgium. He was born in The Hague.
Henry van de Velde is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Artists from Belgium
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
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.
Georges Vantongerloo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Artists from Belgium
Composition II, Indigo Violet Derived from Equilateral Triangle, Construction within a Sphere
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
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 was a Flemish genre painter active in Flanders and the Dutch Republic in the seventeenth century.