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Famous Artists from Brazil

List of the most popular artists from Brazil, 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. You might also be interested in the best pointillism artists and famous art deco artists. Whether they're known for painting, sculpting, etching or drawing, the famous Brazilian 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 Brazilian artists, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

Pedro Lobo and Antonio Roque Gobbo are included on this list along with many more.

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

For further information on these historic Brazilian artists, click on their names. If you're a fine art lover use this list of celebrated Brazilian artists to discover some new paintings that you will enjoy.

  • Lygia Clark
    Baba Antropofágica, Bicho Arquitetura Fantástico Nº1, Quebra da Moldura
    • Birthplace: Belo Horizonte, Brazil
    • Art Forms: Installation art, Painting
  • Hélio Oiticica
    Neoconcrete Relief, Box Bolide 12, 'archeologic'
    • Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    • Art Forms: Painting
  • Romero Britto
    Mona Cat, Growing As A Child, Dance of Hearts
    • Birthplace: Recife, Brazil
    • Associated periods or movements: Pop art
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Painting, Printmaking
  • Candido Portinari
    Return From The Fair, Hill, O lavrador de café
    • Birthplace: Brodowski, Brazil
    • Associated periods or movements: Modern art
    • Art Forms: Painting
  • Alfredo Volpi
    Bandeirinhas estruturadas, Festa de São João, Pássaro de Papelão
    • Birthplace: Lucca, Italy
    • Associated periods or movements: Modernism, Naturalism
    • Art Forms: Painting
  • Vik Muniz
    After William-Adolphe Bouguereau: Orestes Pursued by the Furies (Pictures of Junk), Spiral Jetty after Robert Smithson, from the series Brooklyn
    • Birthplace: São Paulo, Brazil
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Photography, Mixed media
  • Aleijadinho
    Santuário do Bom Jesus de Matosinhos, Twelve Prophets of Aleijadinho
    • Birthplace: Ouro Preto, Brazil
    • Associated periods or movements: Baroque
    • Art Forms: Sculpture
  • Beatriz Milhazes
    Succulent Eggplants
    • Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    • Associated periods or movements: Modernism
    • Art Forms: Painting
    • Birthplace: Capivari, Brazil
    • Art Forms: Painting
  • Christ the Redeemer
    • Birthplace: Brazil