Culture

Famous Artists from China

List of the most popular artists from China, 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. Make sure to also check out famous artists from Japan and famous South Korean artists. Whether they're known for painting, sculpting, etching or drawing, the famous Chinese 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 Chinese artists, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

Ai Weiwei and Muqi Fachang are included in this list.

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

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

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  • Ai Weiwei
    Circle of Animals / Zodiac Heads, Coca-Cola vase, Sunflower Seeds
    • Birthplace: Beijing, China
    • Nationality: China
  • Muqi Fachang
    Six Persimmons
    • Nationality: China
  • Zao Wou Ki
    Scene Chinoise
    • Birthplace: Beijing, China
    • Nationality: China, France
  • Yue Minjun
    Execution
    • Birthplace: Daqing, China
    • Nationality: China
  • Liu Kang
    Life by the River, Adjusting the Waistband, Roast Pork Stall
    • Birthplace: Fujian, China
    • Nationality: China, Singapore
  • Xu Bing
    A Book from the Sky, Lost Letters, Big Tire
    • Birthplace: Chongqing, China
    • Nationality: China, United States of America
  • Cai Guo-Qiang
    Borrowing Your Enemy's Arrows
    • Birthplace: Quanzhou, China
    • Nationality: China
  • Qi Baishi
    Eagle Standing on Pine Tree, Jade Spade, Long Melons
    • Birthplace: Xiangtan
    • Nationality: China
  • Ni Zan
    The Distant Cold Flow Pine, The Rongxi Studio, Sorrow While Traveling
    • Birthplace: Wuxi, China
    • Nationality: China
  • Tang Yin
    Mountain Scene
    • Birthplace: Changzhou, China
    • Nationality: China
  • Wang Shimin
    Studio in the mountain, Summer mountain after rain, Houses in the Forest
    • Birthplace: Taicang, China
    • Nationality: China
  • Xu Wei
    Grapes, Bamboo
    • Birthplace: Shaoxing, China
    • Nationality: China
  • Wen Zhengming
    Living Aloft: Master Liu's Retreat, Scholar Seated in Grove, Crossing the Bridge
    • Birthplace: Suzhou, China
    • Nationality: China
  • Feng Zikai
    Winter Holiday, Grandma Reminiscing, Tilting Dolls and Flowers
    • Birthplace: Tongxiang, China
    • Nationality: China
  • Wu Guanzhong
    Flower, Fishes, Toyko at Night
    • Birthplace: Yixing, China
    • Nationality: China
  • Wucius Wong
    Waterfall Dream no. 2, Waterfall Dream no. 1, Nine Spaces No. 7
    • Birthplace: China
    • Nationality: China