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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
Lygia Clark was a Brazilian artist best known for her painting and installation work. She was often associated with the Brazilian Constructivist movements of the mid-20th century and the ...more
Hélio Oiticica is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Artists from Brazil
Neoconcrete Relief, Box Bolide 12, 'archeologic'
Hélio Oiticica was a Brazilian visual artist, best known for his participation in the Neo-Concrete Movement, for his innovative use of color, and for what he later termed ...more
Romero Britto is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Artists from Brazil
Mona Cat, Growing As A Child, Dance of Hearts
Romero Britto is a Brazilian Neo-pop artist, painter, serigrapher, and sculptor. He combines elements of cubism, pop art and graffiti painting in his work. Britto has lived in Miami, Florida ...more
Candido Portinari is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Artists from Brazil
Return From The Fair, Hill, O lavrador de café
Candido Portinari was one of the most important Brazilian painters and also a prominent and influential practitioner of the neo-realism style in painting. Born to Giovan Battista Portinari and ...more
Alfredo Volpi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Artists from Brazil
Bandeirinhas estruturadas, Festa de São João, Pássaro de Papelão
Alfredo Volpi, was a famous painter of the artistic and cultural Brazilian modernist movement. He was born in Lucca, Italy but, less than two years later, he was brought by his parents to ...more
Cecília Meireles is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Artists from Brazil
Cecília Benevides de Carvalho Meireles was a Brazilian writer and educator, known principally as a poet. She is a canonical name of Brazilian Modernism, one of the great female poets in ...more
Lasar Segall is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Artists from Brazil
The artist Lasar Segall was a Brazilian Jewish painter, engraver and sculptor born in Lithuania. Segall's work is derived from impressionism, expressionism and modernism. His most significant ...more
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
Vik Muniz is a Brazilian artist and photographer. Initially a sculptor, Muniz grew interested with the photographic representations of his work, eventually focusing completely on photography. ...more
Artur Barrio is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Artists from Brazil
Artur Barrio 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 public. Barrio engages the viewer as ...more
Claudio Edinger is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Artists from Brazil
Claudio Edinger
Cláudio 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
Ferreira Louis Marius Amorim de Moraes, is a modern Brazilian painter and supporter of naïve art. He began his artistic career in 1979 and currently lives and works in Peruíbe,
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
Christina Oiticica is a Brazilian artist. She has been married to Paulo Coelho since 1980. Oiticica is known for using an exotic neoconcretist technique that reminds both the land art and the ...more
Aleijadinho is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Artists from Brazil
Santuário do Bom Jesus de Matosinhos, Twelve Prophets of Aleijadinho
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
Beatriz Milhazes is a Brazilian artist. She is known for her work juxtaposing Brazilian cultural imagery and references to western Modernist painting.
Manuel de Araújo Porto Alegre,... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Artists from Brazil
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
Tarsila do Amaral, known simply as Tarsila, is considered to be one of the leading Latin American modernist artists, described as "the Brazilian painter who best achieved Brazilian ...more
Oscar Araripe is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Artists from Brazil
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
Marcelo França Adnet is a Brazilian actor, comedian and former VJ. He has been on many TV shows such as Adnet viaja, Adnet ao vivo and Comédia MTV. He was named by Época ...more
Daniella Cicarelli is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Artists from Brazil
Daniella Cicarelli Lemos is a former TV show hostess for MTV Brasil and fashion model. She was engaged to Brazilian footballer Ronaldo for three months in 2005.
LucasFlicky is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Artists from Brazil
Anita Malfatti is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Artists from Brazil
Anita Catarina Malfatti is heralded as the first Brazilian artist to introduce European and American forms of Modernism to Brazil. Her solo exhibition in Sao Paulo from 1917–1918, was quite ...more
Heitor da Silva Costa is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Artists from Brazil
Heitor da Silva Costa Christ the Redeemer
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
Tunga is a Brazilian conceptual artist and performer.
Siron Franco is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Artists from Brazil
Siron Franco
Gessiron Alves de Franco, known as Siron Franco Brazilian painter, designer and sculptor, Siron Franco was born in Goiás Velho, GO, on July 26, 1947. Siron Franco spent his childhood and ...more