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Famous Artists from Mexico

List of the most popular artists from Mexico, 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 should also check out famous Frida Kahlo paintings and best pictures of food art. Whether they're known for painting, sculpting, etching or drawing, the famous Mexican 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 Mexican artists, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

This list has a variety of artists, like Diego Rivera and Leonora Carrington, in it.

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

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

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  • Diego Rivera
    Untitled (Miners panning for gold), study for the mural Allegory of..., Untitled (Luther Burbank)
    • Birthplace: Guanajuato, Mexico
    • Associated periods or movements: Social realism
    • Nationality: Mexico
    • Art Forms: Mural, Painting
  • Leonora Carrington
    Le Bon Roi Dagobert, Temple of the word, Horses of Lord Candlestick
    • Birthplace: Clayton-le-Woods, England
    • Associated periods or movements: Surrealism
    • Nationality: United Kingdom, Mexico
    • Art Forms: Painting
  • Frida Kahlo
    Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird, Self-Portrait Dedicated to Leon Trotsky, Self-Portrait with Cropped Hair
    • Birthplace: Coyoacán, Mexico City, Mexico
    • Associated periods or movements: Surrealism
    • Nationality: Mexico
    • Art Forms: Painting
  • Rufino Tamayo
    The Lovers, The Window, Hombre con flor
    • Birthplace: Oaxaca, Mexico
    • Associated periods or movements: Modernism
    • Nationality: Mexico
    • Art Forms: Painting
  • David Alfaro Siqueiros
    Penitenciaria (Penitentiary), The Sob, Echo of a Scream
    • Birthplace: Chihuahua, Mexico
    • Associated periods or movements: Social realism
    • Nationality: Mexico
    • Art Forms: Mural, Painting
  • Elizabeth Catlett
    Students Aspire
    • Birthplace: Washington, D.C.
    • Associated periods or movements: Harlem Renaissance
    • Nationality: United States of America, Mexico
    • Art Forms: Sculpture
  • Manuel Álvarez Bravo
    Los agachandos (The Crouched Ones), Mannequin with Voice, The Daydream
    • Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
    • Nationality: Mexico
    • Art Forms: Photography
  • Gabriel Orozco
    Home Run, Ping Pond Table, Horseshit
    • Birthplace: Xalapa, Mexico
    • Nationality: Mexico
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Photography, Concept art, Installation art, Video art
  • Mathias Goeritz
    Message Number 7B, Ecclesiastes VII: 6
    • Birthplace: Gdańsk, Poland
    • Nationality: Mexico, Germany
    • Art Forms: Painting
  • Alfredo Ramos Martínez
    Mexican Soldiers
    • Birthplace: Monterrey, Mexico
    • Associated periods or movements: Modernism, Impressionism
    • Nationality: Mexico
    • Art Forms: Mural, Fresco, Painting, Printmaking, Drawing
  • Jorge González Camarena
    Presencia de América Latina
    • Birthplace: Guadalajara, Mexico
    • Nationality: Mexico
  • Roberto Montenegro
    Maya Women, Still Life
    • Birthplace: Guadalajara, Mexico
    • Nationality: Mexico
    • Art Forms: Painting
    • Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
    • Nationality: Mexico