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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.

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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

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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

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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

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Juan Rulfo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Artists from Mexico
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

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Gunther Gerzso is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Artists from Mexico
Gunther Gerzso was a Mexican painter, designer and director and screenwriter for film and theatre.

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Rufino Tamayo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Artists from Mexico
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

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Hubertus of Hohenlohe-Langenbu... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Artists from Mexico
Prince Hubertus of Hohenlohe-Langenburg is a singer.

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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

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Kat Von D is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Artists from Mexico
Kat Von D, 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 TLC reality ...more

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Elizabeth Catlett is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Artists from Mexico
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

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Carmelita Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Artists from Mexico
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

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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

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Gabriel Orozco is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Artists from Mexico
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

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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

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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.

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Bridget Bate Tichenor is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Artists from Mexico
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

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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.

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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

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Jorge González Camarena is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Artists from Mexico
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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Aurora Reyes Flores is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Artists from Mexico
Aurora Reyes Flores was a Mexican painter, as well as the first female exponent of Mexican muralism.

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Marius de Zayas is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Artists from Mexico
Marius de Zayas Marius de Zayas Enriquez y Calmet, was an early 20th-century Mexican artist, writer and art gallery owner who was influential in the New York arts circles of the 1910s and 1920s.

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Abraham Ángel is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Artists from Mexico
Abraham Ángel Card Valdés was a Mexican artist known under his first names Abraham Ángel; he dropped his surnames after his brother Adolfo expelled him from his family home ...more

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Antonio M. Ruíz is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Artists from Mexico
Antonio M. Ruíz Antonio M. Ruíz, was a Mexican fine art painter and scenic designer otherwise known by his childhood nickname "El Corzo" or "El Corcito" which came about due to his ...more

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Gabriel Flores is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Artists from Mexico
Gabriel Flores Gabriel Flores was a prominent Mexican painter and muralist born in Guadalajara, Jalisco. Between 1956 and 1993, his murals focused on historical and universal themes, as well as the ability of ...more

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Agustín Lazo Adalid is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Artists from Mexico
Agustín Lazo Adalid was a Mexican artist and playwright who is credited with introducing surrealism to Mexico. Although he grew up during the era of the Mexican Revolution, his time in ...more

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Raúl Anguiano is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Artists from Mexico
Raúl Anguiano Marihuanos José Raúl Anguiano Valadez was a notable Mexican painter of the 20th century, part of the “second generation” of Mexican muralists which continued the tradition of Diego Rivera, ...more

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Arturo Vega is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Artists from Mexico
Arturo Vega Arturo Vega was a Mexican-born, American punk rock graphic designer and artistic director, best known for having created the logo for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, The Ramones. Vega ...more

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Carlos Fuentes Lemus is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Artists from Mexico
Carlos Fuentes Lemus was a Mexican writer, photographer, painter and director. He was the son of famous Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes and interviewer Silvia Lemus.

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Gabriel Fernández Ledesma is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Artists from Mexico
Gabriel Fernández Ledesma Gabriel Fernández Ledesma was a Mexican painter, printmaker, sculptor, graphic artist, writer and teacher. He began his career working with artist Roberto Montenegro then moved into ...more

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Saturnino Herrán is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Artists from Mexico
Saturnino Herrán Harvest, Woman with pumpkin, Our Gods Saturnino Herrán Guinchard was a Mexican painter. His mother's name was Josefa Guinchard. In 1897 he took private drawing lessons in his native city and in 1901 entered the Aguascalientes ...more

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Roberto Cueva del Río is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Artists from Mexico
Roberto Cueva del Río Roberto Cueva del Río was a Mexican muralist. When he was 6, he and his family moved to Mexico City where took elementary studies. In 1923 he worked with Ernesto García Cabral in ...more

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Octavio Ocampo is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Artists from Mexico
Lady in a Field of Lilies, Imagine, Jane Fonda Octavio Ocampo is a production designer, a film art director and an actor.

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Fermín Revueltas Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Artists from Mexico
Fermín Revueltas Sánchez was a Mexican painter.

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Jesús Helguera is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Artists from Mexico
Jesús Helguera La Patria y el Nino, La Maja de Giralda, El Aguila y la Serpiente Jesús Helguera was a Mexican painter. Among his most famous works are La Leyenda de los Volcanes, La Leyenda, Popocapetl & Ixtaccihuatl, Hidalgo, "Rompiendo las Cadenas", El ...more

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Fernando Allende is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Artists from Mexico
Luis Fernando Allende Arenas is a Mexican singer, actor, painter, film producer, and film director. Allende began singing in 1959, at the age of seven.

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Julio Galán is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Artists from Mexico
Julio Galán Julio Galán was a Mexican artist and architect.

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Waldemar Sjölander is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Artists from Mexico
Waldemar Sjölander Gustav Waldemar Sjölander Johnson was a Swedish painter, printmaker and sculptor, who developed most of his career in Mexico. He immigrated to the country just after World War II, after ...more

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Fanny Rabel is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Artists from Mexico
Fanny Rabel Fanny Rabel, born Fanny Rabinovich,was a Polish-born Mexican artist who is considered to be the first modern female muralist and one of the youngest associated with the Mexican muralism of the ...more

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Damián Ortega is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Artists from Mexico
Damián Ortega (born 1969) is a Mexican artist.

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Scott Neri is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Artists from Mexico
Scott Neri Scott Neri is a Mexican painter, illustrator, graphic designer and short fiction writer. He is a founding member and current director of the Guadalajara-based online community for artists ...more

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Armando Romero is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Artists from Mexico
Armando Romero Armando Romero is a Mexican painter.

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Rodolfo Escalera is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Artists from Mexico
Rodolfo Escalera Rodolfo "Rudy" Escalera also known as "Rodolfo Escalera Vizcaíno" was a Mexican-American artist. Among other works, he created collectible plates for the 1984 Summer ...more

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Cristina Mittermeier is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Artists from Mexico
Cristina Goettsch Mittermeier in Mexico City, Mexico is a marine biologist, photographer and biochemical engineer. She has coauthored several books for both popular and scientific audiences, and ...more

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Jesús Guerrero Galván is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Artists from Mexico
Jesús Guerrero Galván Jesús Guerrero Galván was a Mexican artist, a member of the Mexican muralism movement of the early 20th century. He began his career in Guadalajara but moved to Mexico City to work ...more