Famous Artists from Mexico

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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.

Diego Rivera is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Artists from Mexico
Untitled (Miners panning for gold), study for the mural Allegory of..., Untitled (Luther Burbank)
Diego María de la Concepción Juan Nepomuceno Estanislao de la Rivera y Barrientos Acosta y Rodríguez, known as Diego Rivera was a prominent Mexican painter and the husband ...more
Leonora Carrington is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Artists from Mexico
Le Bon Roi Dagobert, Temple of the word, Horses of Lord Candlestick
Leonora Carrington OBE was a British-born Mexican artist, surrealist painter, and novelist. She lived most of her adult life in Mexico City, and was one of the last surviving participants in the ...more
Frida Kahlo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Artists from Mexico
Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird, Self-Portrait Dedicated to Leon Trotsky, Self-Portrait with Cropped Hair
Frida Kahlo de Rivera was a Mexican painter who is best known for her self-portraits. Kahlo's life began and ended in Mexico City, in her home known as the Blue House. Her work has been ...more
Juan Rulfo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Artists from Mexico
Juan Rulfo
Juan Nepomuceno Carlos Pérez Rulfo Vizcaíno, best known as Juan Rulfo was a Mexican writer, screenwriter and photographer. He is one of Latin America's esteemed authors and earned ...more
Gunther Gerzso is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Artists from Mexico
Gunther Gerzso
Gunther Gerzso was a Mexican painter, designer and director and screenwriter for film and theatre.
Rufino Tamayo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Artists from Mexico
Rufino Tamayo The Lovers, The Window, Hombre con flor
Rufino Tamayo was a Mexican painter of Zapotec heritage, born in Oaxaca de Juárez, Mexico. Tamayo was active in the mid-20th century in Mexico and New York, painting figurative ...more
Hubertus of Hohenlohe-Langenbu... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Artists from Mexico
Hubertus of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
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David Alfaro Siqueiros is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Artists from Mexico
Penitenciaria (Penitentiary), The Sob, Echo of a Scream
David Alfaro Siqueiros was a Mexican social realist painter, better known for his large murals in fresco. Along with Diego Rivera and José Clemente Orozco, he established "Mexican ...more
Kat Von D is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Artists from Mexico
Katherine von Drachenberg, best known as Kat Von D, is a Mexican-born American tattoo artist, model, musician and television personality. She is best known for her work as a tattoo artist on the ...more
Elizabeth Catlett is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Artists from Mexico
Elizabeth Catlett Students Aspire
Elizabeth Catlett was an African-American graphic artist and sculptor best known for her depictions of the African-American experience in the 20th century, which often had the female experience ...more
Carmelita Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Artists from Mexico
Carmelita Gonzalez
Carmelita González was a Mexican lead actress known for her film roles during the Golden Age of Mexican cinema. She appeared in nearly 100 Mexican films during her career, opposite such ...more
Manuel Álvarez Bravo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Artists from Mexico
Los agachandos (The Crouched Ones), Mannequin with Voice, The Daydream
Manuel Álvarez Bravo was Mexico’s first principal artistic photographer and is the most important figure in 20th-century Latin American photography. He was born and raised in Mexico City. ...more
Gabriel Orozco is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Artists from Mexico
Gabriel Orozco Home Run, Ping Pond Table, Horseshit
Gabriel Orozco is a Mexican artist. He studied at the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas between 1981 and 1984 and at the Circulo de Bellas Artes in Madrid between 1986 and 1987. Orozco ...more
Mathias Goeritz is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Artists from Mexico
Message Number 7B, Ecclesiastes VII: 6
Mathias Goeritz - August 4, 1990 in Mexico City was a well-known Mexican painter and sculptor of German origin. After spending much of the 1940s in North Africa and Spain, Goeritz and his wife, ...more
Adolfo Best Maugard is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Artists from Mexico
Adolfo Best Maugard also known as Fito Best was a Mexican painter, film director and screenwriter.
Bridget Bate Tichenor is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Artists from Mexico
Bridget Bate Tichenor
Bridget Bate Tichenor, also known as Bridget Tichenor or B.B.T., was a Mexican surrealist painter of fantastic art in the school of magic realism and a fashion editor. Born in Paris and of ...more
Carlos Amorales is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Artists from Mexico
Carlos Amorales is a Mexican visual artist. He currently lives and works in Mexico City.
Alfredo Ramos Martínez is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Artists from Mexico
Alfredo Ramos Martínez Mexican Soldiers
Alfredo Ramos Martínez was a painter, muralist, and educator, who lived and worked in Mexico, Paris, and Los Angeles. Considered by many to be the 'Father of Mexican Modernism', Ramos ...more
Jorge González Camarena is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Artists from Mexico
Jorge González Camarena Presencia de América Latina
Jorge González Camarena was a prominent painter, muralist and sculptor. He is best known for his mural work, as part of the Mexican muralism movement, although his work is distinct from ...more
Roberto Montenegro is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Artists from Mexico
Roberto Montenegro Maya Women, Still Life
Roberto Montenegro Nervo was a painter, muralist and illustrator, who was one of the first to be involved in the Mexican muralism movement after the Mexican Revolution. His most important mural ...more
Federico Cantú Garza is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Artists from Mexico
Federico Heraclio Cantú Garza was a Mexican painter, engraver and sculptor. While considered to be a member of the Mexican muralism movement, his style was noticeably different, mostly ...more
Carlos Alvarado Lang is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Artists from Mexico
Carlos Alvarado Lang
Carlos Alvarado Lang was a Mexican printmaker. Alvarado Lang studied printmaking under Emiliano Valadéz at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes in Mexico City. In 1929 he followed ...more
Juan Soriano is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Artists from Mexico
Juan Soriano
Juan Soriano was a Mexican artist known for his paintings, sculptures and theater work. He was a child prodigy whose career began early as did his fame with various writers authoring works about ...more
Pablo O'Higgins is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Artists from Mexico
Pablo O'Higgins
Pablo Esteban O'Higgins was an American-Mexican artist, muralist and illustrator. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, O'Higgins was raised there and in San Diego, California. In 1922 he abandoned his ...more
Luis Ortiz Monasterio is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Artists from Mexico
Luis Ortiz Monasterio Benito Juarez
Luis Ortiz Monasterio was a Mexican sculptor noted for his monumental works such as the Monumento a la Madre and the Nezahualcoyotl Foundation in Chapultepec Park. His work was recognized in ...more