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List of the most popular artists from Netherlands, 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 might also be interested in Vincent Van Gogh's tortured life and weird personal quirks of iconic artists. Whether they're known for painting, sculpting, etching or drawing, the famous Dutch 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 Dutch artists, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

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Vincent van Gogh is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Artists from Netherlands
The Starry Night, The Potato Eaters, Vase with Fifteen Sunflowers Vincent Willem van Gogh was a major Post-Impressionist painter. He was a Dutch artist whose work had a far-reaching influence on 20th-century art. His output includes portraits, self portraits, ...more

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Hieronymus Bosch is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Artists from Netherlands
The Garden of Earthly Delights, The Seven Deadly Sins and the Four Last Things, Allegory of Gluttony and Lust Hieronymus Bosch was an Early Netherlandish painter. His work is known for its fantastic imagery, detailed landscapes and illustrations of moral and religious concepts and narratives. Within his ...more

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Adriaan de Lelie is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Artists from Netherlands
Adriaan de Lelie The Art Gallery of Jan Gildemeester, Mother and Two Children with Still Life Adriaan de Lelie (1755-1820) was a Dutch painter. Lelie was the teacher of Dutch portraitist and lithographer Jean Augustin Daiwaille (1786-1850) and Dutch painter Pieter Recco (1765-1820).

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Dirk Langendijk is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Artists from Netherlands
Dirk Langendijk (1748-1805) was a Dutch draftsman and painter.

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Karel Appel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Artists from Netherlands
Jumping Fox with Green Virgin, Flying Fish, En attendent nous Christiaan Karel Appel was a Dutch painter, sculptor, and poet. He started painting at the age of fourteen and studied at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam in the 1940s. He was one of the founders ...more

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Adriaen Backer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Artists from Netherlands
Adriaen Backer Anatomy Lesson by Dr. F. Ruysch Adriaen Backer (c. 1632-34 to 1684) was a Dutch Golden Age painter.  He was a pupil and nephew of painter Jacob Adriaensz Backer.

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Coosje van Bruggen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Artists from Netherlands
Coosje van Bruggen Chiat/Day Office Building Coosje van Bruggen was a sculptor, art historian, and critic. She collaborated extensively with her husband, Claes Oldenburg.

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Thomas Willeboirts Bosschaert is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Artists from Netherlands
Thomas Willeboirts Bosschaert Thomas Willeboirts Bosschaert was a Dutch-born Flemish Baroque painter.

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Jan Davidsz. de Heem is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Artists from Netherlands
Festoon with Flowers and Fruit, Vase of Flowers, Still Life with Fruit Jan Davidsz. de Heem or in-full Jan Davidszoon de Heem, also called Johannes de Heem or Johannes van Antwerpen, was a still life painter who was active in Utrecht and Antwerp. He is a major ...more

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Abraham Diepraam is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Artists from Netherlands
Abraham Diepraam Abraham Diepraam, or Diepraem, was a Dutch Golden Age painter.

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Willem Claeszoon Heda is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Artists from Netherlands
Still Life with Gilt Goblet, Still Life with Pie, Silver Ewer and Crab Willem Claeszoon Heda was a Dutch Golden Age artist from the city of Haarlem devoted exclusively to the painting of still lifes. He is known for his innovation of the late breakfast genre of ...more

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Isaac van Swanenburg is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Artists from Netherlands
Isaac van Swanenburg Isaak Nicolai or Isaac Claesz van Swanenburg was a Dutch Renaissance painter and glazier active in Leiden and Gouda. He was a city council member from 1576 and became mayor of Leiden five

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Floris van Dyck is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Artists from Netherlands
Still Life with Cheeses Floris van Dyck, also called Floris van Dijck or Floris Claesz. van Dyck was a Dutch Golden Age still life painter.

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Dick Bruna is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Artists from Netherlands
Dick Bruna is a Dutch author, artist, illustrator and graphic designer. Bruna is best known for his children's books which he authored and illustrated, now numbering over 200. His best known ...more

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Jacob Gestman Geradts is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Artists from Netherlands
Jacob Gestman Geradts Jacob Gestman Geradts, Dutch Pin Up Artist painter.

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Johan van der Keuken is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Artists from Netherlands
Johan van der Keuken was a Dutch documentary filmmaker, author, and photographer. In a career that spanned 42 years, Keuken produced 55 documentary films, six of which won eight awards. He also ...more

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Willem de Kooning is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Artists from Netherlands
Excavation, Woman V, Woman III Willem de Kooning was a Dutch American abstract expressionist artist who was born in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. In the post-World War II era, de Kooning painted in a style that came to be ...more

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Bert Haanstra is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Artists from Netherlands
Albert 'Bert' Haanstra was a Dutch film director of films and documentaries. His documentary Glass won the Academy Award for Documentary Short Subject in 1959. His feature film Fanfare was the ...more

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Wim T. Schippers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Artists from Netherlands
Wim T. Schippers is a Dutch artist, comedian, television director, and voice actor. During the 1960s, he worked mostly as a visual artist, associated with the international Fluxus-movement. As a ...more

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Rien Poortvliet is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Artists from Netherlands
Rien Poortvliet was a Dutch draughtsman and painter. Born in Schiedam, he was best known for his drawings of animals and for "Gnomes" in the famous series of books provided with text ...more

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Piet Mondrian is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Artists from Netherlands
Broadway Boogie-Woogie, Composition with Red, Yellow Pieter Cornelis "Piet" Mondriaan, after 1906 Mondrian, was a Dutch painter. He was a contributor to the De Stijl art movement and group, which was founded by Theo van Doesburg. He ...more

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Lawrence Alma-Tadema is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Artists from Netherlands
The Roses of Heliogabalus, Spring Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, OM, RA was a Frisian painter of special British denizenship. Born in Dronrijp, the Netherlands, and trained at the Royal Academy of Antwerp, Belgium, he settled in ...more

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Theo van Doesburg is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Artists from Netherlands
Arithmetic Composition, Contra-Composition with Dissonances XVI, Pure Painting Theo van Doesburg was a Dutch artist, who practised painting, writing, poetry and architecture. He is best known as the founder and leader of De Stijl.

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Germaine Krull is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Artists from Netherlands
La Tour Eiffel (The Eiffel Tower), Portrait of Joris Ivens, Amsterdam Germaine Krull, was a photographer, political activist, and hotel owner. Her nationality has been categorized as German, Polish, French, and Dutch, but she spent years in Brazil, Republic of the ...more

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Marlene Dumas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Artists from Netherlands
The Painter, Jen, Albino Marlene Dumas is a South African born artist and painter who lives and works in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. In the past Dumas produced paintings, collages, drawings, prints and installations. ...more