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Famous Artists from Brazil

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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Artists from Brazil
Lygia Clark Baba Antropofágica, Bicho Arquitetura Fantástico Nº1, Quebra da Moldura

Birthplace: Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Art Forms: Installation art, Painting

Lygia Pimentel Lins (23 October 1920 – 25 April 1988), better known as Lygia Clark, was a Brazilian artist best known for her painting and installation work. She was often associated with the ...more
Hélio Oiticica is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Artists from Brazil
Neoconcrete Relief, Box Bolide 12, 'archeologic'

Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Art Forms: Painting

Hélio Oiticica (Portuguese: [ˈεlju ɔjtʃiˈsikɐ]; July 26, 1937 – March 22, 1980) was a Brazilian visual artist, sculptor, painter, performance artist, and theorist, best known for his ...more
Romero Britto is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Artists from Brazil
Mona Cat, Growing As A Child, Dance of Hearts

Birthplace: Recife, Brazil

Associated periods or movements: Pop art

Art Forms: Sculpture, Painting, Printmaking

Romero Britto (born October 6, 1963) is a Brazilian artist, painter, serigrapher and sculptor. He combines elements of cubism, pop art and graffiti painting in his work, using vibrant colors and ...more

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Candido Portinari is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Artists from Brazil
Return From The Fair, Hill, O lavrador de café

Birthplace: Brodowski, Brazil

Associated periods or movements: Modern art

Art Forms: Painting

Candido Portinari (December 29, 1903 – February 6, 1962) was a Brazilian painter. He is considered one of the most important Brazilian painters as well as a prominent and influential ...more
Alfredo Volpi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Artists from Brazil
Bandeirinhas estruturadas, Festa de São João, Pássaro de Papelão

Birthplace: Lucca, Italy

Associated periods or movements: Modernism, Naturalism

Art Forms: Painting

Alfredo Volpi (April 14, 1896 – May 28, 1988), was a prominent painter of the artistic and cultural Brazilian modernist movement. He was born in Lucca, Italy but, less than two years later, he ...more
Cecília Meireles ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Artists from Brazil

Birthplace: Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Associated periods or movements: Modernism

Cecília Benevides de Carvalho Meireles (7 November 1901 – 9 November 1964) was a Brazilian writer and educator, known principally as a poet. She is a canonical name of Brazilian ...more
Lasar Segall is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Artists from Brazil

Birthplace: Vilnius, Lithuania

Associated periods or movements: Modernism, Impressionism, Expressionism

Art Forms: Painting

Lasar Segall (July 21, 1891 – August 2, 1957) was a Lithuanian Jewish and Brazilian painter, engraver and sculptor. Segall's work is derived from impressionism, expressionism and modernism. His ...more

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#76 of 101 Famous Expressionist Artists #50 of 91 The Greatest Impressionist Artists #32 of 79 Famous Modernist Artists, Ranked

Vik Muniz is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Artists from Brazil
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

Vik Muniz (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈvik muˈnis]; born 1961, in São Paulo, Brazil) is a Brazilian artist and photographer. Initially a sculptor, Muniz grew interested with the ...more
Artur Barrio is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Artists from Brazil

Birthplace: Porto, Portugal

Associated periods or movements: Contemporary art, Modernism, Conceptual art

Art Forms: Installation art

Artur Barrio (Artur Alipio Barrio de Sousa Lopes) is an artist who lives and works in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Much of his work consists of installation pieces that create interaction with the ...more
Claudio Edinger is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Artists from Brazil
Claudio Edinger

Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Claudio Edinger is a Brazilian photographer born in Rio de Janeiro in 1952. He lived in New York from 1976 to 1996.
Ferreira Louis Marius is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Artists from Brazil
Ferreira Louis Marius

Associated periods or movements: Naïve art

Ferreira Louis Marius Amorim de Moraes, (born March 13, 1953, in Santos, São Paulo, Brazil) is a modern Brazilian painter and supporter of naïve art. He began his artistic career in ...more
Constantino Barza is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Artists from Brazil
Constantino Barza
Constantino Barza was a Brazilian photographer that operated between the second half of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. Little is known about his biography, but it is ...more
Christina Oiticica is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Artists from Brazil
Christina Oiticica

Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Christina Oiticica (born 23 November 1951 in Rio de Janeiro) is a Brazilian artist. She has been married to Paulo Coelho since 1980. Oiticica is known for using an exotic neoconcretist technique ...more
Aleijadinho is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Artists from Brazil
Santuário do Bom Jesus de Matosinhos, Twelve Prophets of Aleijadinho

Birthplace: Ouro Preto, Brazil

Associated periods or movements: Baroque

Art Forms: Sculpture

Aleijadinho was a Colonial Brazil-born sculptor and architect, noted for his works on and in various churches of Brazil. Born in Vila Rica, whose name was later changed to Ouro Preto, Minas ...more
Beatriz Milhazes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Artists from Brazil
Succulent Eggplants

Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Associated periods or movements: Modernism

Art Forms: Painting

Beatriz Milhazes (born 1960) is a Brazilian artist. She is known for her work juxtaposing Brazilian cultural imagery and references to western Modernist painting.
Manuel de Araújo ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Artists from Brazil

Birthplace: Rio Pardo, Brazil

Art Forms: Painting

Manuel José de Araújo Porto-Alegre, Baron of Santo Ângelo, was a Brazilian Romantic writer and painter, as well as an architect, diplomat and professor. He is the patron of ...more
Tarsila do Amaral is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Artists from Brazil
Tarsila do Amaral Abaporu

Birthplace: Capivari, Brazil

Art Forms: Painting

Tarsila de Aguiar do Amaral (Portuguese pronunciation: [taɾˈsilɐ du ɐmaˈɾaw]; September 1, 1886 – January 17, 1973), internationally known as Tarsila do Amaral or simply Tarsila, is considered ...more
Oscar Araripe is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Artists from Brazil

Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Associated periods or movements: Contemporary art, Araripism

Art Forms: Painting

Oscar Araripe (b. Rio de Janeiro, 19 July 1941), Brazilian writer and painter. Graduated in 1968 from the Faculdade Nacional de Direito (Law Faculty) of Rio de Janeiro, elected to the Board of ...more
Marcelo Adnet is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Artists from Brazil
Marcelo Adnet

Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Marcelo França Adnet (born in Rio de Janeiro, September 5, 1981) is a Brazilian actor, comedian and former VJ. He has been on many TV shows such as Adnet viaja ("Adnet travels") ...more
Daniella Cicarelli is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Artists from Brazil

Birthplace: Lavras, Brazil

Daniella Cicarelli Lemos (born November 6, 1978) is a Brazilian former model and TV show hostess for MTV Brasil's Beija Sapo. She was engaged to Brazilian footballer Ronaldo for three months in
LucasFlicky is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Artists from Brazil

Birthplace: Porto Alegre, Brazil

Art Forms: Digital art, Drawing

Anita Malfatti is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Artists from Brazil

Birthplace: São Paulo, Brazil

Associated periods or movements: Modernism

Anita Catarina Malfatti (December 2, 1889 – November 6, 1964) is heralded as the first Brazilian artist to introduce European and American forms of Modernism to Brazil. Her solo exhibition in ...more
Heitor da Silva Costa is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Artists from Brazil
Heitor da Silva Costa Christ the Redeemer

Birthplace: Brazil

Heitor da Silva Costa was a Brazilian civil engineer, designer and constructor of the Christ the Redeemer monument in Rio de Janeiro. The statue stands at 98 feet tall. Born in Rio de Janeiro, ...more
Tunga is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Artists from Brazil
Tunga

Birthplace: Palmares, Pernambuco, Brazil

Tunga is a Brazilian conceptual artist and performer.
Siron Franco is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Artists from Brazil
Siron Franco

Birthplace: Goiás, Brazil

Associated periods or movements: Modernism

Art Forms: Sculpture, Painting

Gessiron Alves de Franco, known as Siron Franco (born July 26, 1947) Brazilian painter, designer and sculptor, Siron Franco was born in Goiás Velho, GO, on July 26, 1947. Siron Franco ...more