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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 Rivera1

    Diego Rivera

    Untitled (Miners panning for gold), study for the mural Allegory of...

    BirthplaceGuanajuato, Mexico

    Associated periods or movementsSocial realism


    Art FormsMural, Painting

    Diego María de la Concepción Juan Nepomuceno Estanislao de la Rivera y Barrientos Acosta y...  more

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  • Leonora Carrington2

    Leonora Carrington

    Le Bon Roi Dagobert, Temple of the word

    BirthplaceClayton-le-Woods, England

    Associated periods or movementsSurrealism

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, Mexico

    Art FormsPainting

    Leonora Carrington OBE (6 April 1917 – 25 May 2011) was a British-born Mexican artist,...  more
  • Frida Kahlo3

    Frida Kahlo

    Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird, Self-Portrait Dedicated to Leon Trotsky

    BirthplaceCoyoacán, Mexico City, Mexico

    Associated periods or movementsSurrealism


    Art FormsPainting

    Frida Kahlo (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈfɾiða ˈkalo]; born Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y...  more

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  • Juan Rulfo4
    Juan Nepomuceno Carlos Pérez Rulfo Vizcaíno, best known as Juan Rulfo (Spanish: [ˈxwan ˈrulfo]...  more
  • Gunther Gerzso5
    Gunther Gerzso (June 17, 1915 – April 21, 2000) was a Mexican painter, designer and director...  more
  • Rufino Tamayo6

    Rufino Tamayo

    The Lovers, The Window

    BirthplaceOaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico, Latin America, Americas

    Associated periods or movementsModernism


    Art FormsPainting

    Rufino del Carmen Arellanes Tamayo (August 25, 1899 – June 24, 1991) was a Mexican painter of...  more
  • Hubertus of Hohenlohe-Langenburg7
    Prince Hubertus of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (born 2 February 1959 in Mexico City as Hubertus...  more
  • David Alfaro Siqueiros8

    David Alfaro Siqueiros

    Penitenciaria (Penitentiary), The Sob

    BirthplaceChihuahua, Mexico

    Associated periods or movementsSocial realism


    Art FormsMural, Painting

    David Alfaro Siqueiros (born José de Jesús Alfaro Siqueiros, December 29, 1896, in Chihuahua –...  more
  • Kat Von D9
    Katherine von Drachenberg, known as Kat Von D (born March 8, 1982), is an American tattoo...  more

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  • Elizabeth Catlett10

    Elizabeth Catlett

    Students Aspire

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C.

    Associated periods or movementsHarlem Renaissance

    NationalityUnited States of America, Mexico

    Art FormsSculpture

    Elizabeth Catlett (April 15, 1915 – April 2, 2012) was an American and Mexican graphic artist...  more
  • Carmelita Gonzalez11
    Carmelita González (July 11, 1928 – April 30, 2010) was a Mexican lead actress known for her...  more
  • Manuel Álvarez Bravo12

    Manuel Álvarez Bravo

    Los agachandos (The Crouched Ones), Mannequin with Voice

    BirthplaceMexico City, Mexico


    Art FormsPhotography

    Manuel Álvarez Bravo (February 4, 1902 – October 19, 2002) was a Mexican artistic photographer...  more
  • Gabriel Orozco13

    Gabriel Orozco

    Home Run, Ping Pond Table

    BirthplaceXalapa, Mexico


    Art FormsSculpture, Photography, Concept art, Installation art, Video art

    Gabriel Orozco (born April 20, 1962) is a Mexican artist. He gained his reputation in the...  more
  • Mathias Goeritz14

    Mathias Goeritz

    Message Number 7B, Ecclesiastes VII: 6

    BirthplaceGdańsk, Poland

    NationalityMexico, Germany

    Art FormsPainting

    Mathias Goeritz - August 4, 1990 in Mexico City was a well-known Mexican painter and sculptor...  more
  • Adolfo Best Maugard15
    Adolfo Best Maugard also known as Fito Best (June 11, 1891 – August 25, 1964) was a Mexican...  more
  • Bridget Bate Tichenor16
    Bridget Bate Tichenor (born Bridget Pamela Arkwright Bate) (November 22, 1917 – October 20,...  more
  • Carlos Amorales17
    Carlos Amorales (Mexico City, 1970) is a multidisciplinary artist who studied at the Gerrit...  more
  • Alfredo Ramos Martínez18

    Alfredo Ramos Martínez

    Mexican Soldiers

    BirthplaceMonterrey, Mexico

    Associated periods or movementsModernism, Impressionism


    Art FormsMural, Fresco, Painting, Printmaking, Drawing

    Alfredo Ramos Martínez (November 12, 1871 – November 8, 1946) was a painter, muralist, and...  more
  • Jorge González Camarena19

    Jorge González Camarena

    Presencia de América Latina

    BirthplaceGuadalajara, Mexico


    Jorge González Camarena (24 March 1908 – 24 May 1980) was a prominent painter, muralist and...  more
  • Roberto Montenegro20

    Roberto Montenegro

    Maya Women, Still Life

    BirthplaceGuadalajara, Mexico


    Art FormsPainting

    Roberto Montenegro Nervo (February 19, 1885 in Guadalajara – October 13, 1968 in Mexico City) ...  more
  • Federico Cantú Garza21
    Federico Heraclio Cantú Garza (March 3, 1907 – January 29, 1989) was a Mexican painter,...  more
  • Carlos Alvarado Lang22

    Carlos Alvarado Lang

    Carlos Alvarado Lang (January 14, 1905 – September 3, 1961) was a Mexican printmaker. Alvarado...  more
  • Juan Soriano23

    Juan Soriano

    Juan Soriano (August 18, 1920 – February 10, 2006) was a Mexican artist known for his...  more
  • Pablo O'Higgins24

    Pablo O'Higgins

    Pablo Esteban O'Higgins (born Paul Higgins Stevenson; March 1, 1904 - July 16, 1983) was an...  more
  • Luis Ortiz Monasterio25

    Luis Ortiz Monasterio

    Benito Juarez

    BirthplaceMexico City, Mexico


    Luis Ortiz Monasterio (August 23, 1906 in Mexico City – February 16, 1990 in Mexico City) was...  more