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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

Birthplace: Zundert, Kingdom of the Netherlands

Associated periods or movements: Post-Impressionism

Nationality: Netherlands

Art Forms: Painting, Printmaking, Drawing

Vincent Willem van Gogh (Dutch: [ˈvɪnsɛnt ˈʋɪləm vɑŋ ˈɣɔx] (listen); 30 March 1853 – 29 July 1890) was a Dutch post-impressionist painter who is among the most famous and influential figures in ...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

Birthplace: 's-Hertogenbosch, Kingdom of the Netherlands

Associated periods or movements: Renaissance

Nationality: Netherlands

Art Forms: Painting, Drawing

Hieronymus Bosch (UK: , US: , Dutch: [ɦijeːˈroːnimʏz ˈbɔs] (listen); born Jheronimus van Aken [jeːˈroːnimʏs fɑn ˈaːkə(n)]; c. 1450 – 9 August 1516) was a Dutch/Netherlandish painter and ...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

Birthplace: Kingdom of the Netherlands

Nationality: Netherlands

Art Forms: Painting

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

Birthplace: Rotterdam, Netherlands

Nationality: Netherlands

Art Forms: Etching, Painting

Dirk Langendijk (Rotterdam, 8 March 1748 – Rotterdam, 15 December 1805), written as Langendyk in his day, was a Dutch draughtsman, painter and etcher. He produced mainly depictions of land and ...more
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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

Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Associated periods or movements: COBRA

Nationality: Netherlands

Art Forms: Sculpture, Painting

Christiaan Karel Appel (pronounced [ˈkrɪstijaːn ˈkaːrəl ˈɑpəl] (listen); 25 April 1921 – 3 May 2006) was a Dutch painter, sculptor, and poet. He started painting at the age of fourteen and ...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

Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Associated periods or movements: Baroque

Nationality: Netherlands

Art Forms: Painting

Adriaen Backer (ca 1635, Amsterdam — buried 23 May 1684, Amsterdam) was a Dutch Golden Age portrait painter, active in Amsterdam and Haarlem.
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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

Birthplace: Groningen, Netherlands

Nationality: Netherlands, United States of America

Art Forms: Sculpture

Coosje van Bruggen (June 6, 1942 – January 10, 2009) was a Dutch-born American sculptor, art historian, and critic. She collaborated extensively with her husband, Claes Oldenburg.
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Thomas Willeboirts Bossc... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Artists from Netherlands
Thomas Willeboirts Bosschaert

Birthplace: Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands

Associated periods or movements: Baroque

Nationality: Netherlands, Belgium

Art Forms: Painting

Thomas Willeboirts Bosschaert (1613 – 23 January 1654) 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

Birthplace: Utrecht, Netherlands

Associated periods or movements: Baroque

Nationality: Netherlands

Art Forms: Painting

Jan Davidsz. de Heem or in-full Jan Davidszoon de Heem, also called Johannes de Heem or Johannes van Antwerpen or Jan Davidsz de Hem (c. 17 April 1606 in Utrecht – before 26 April 1684 in ...more
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Abraham Diepraam is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Artists from Netherlands
Abraham Diepraam

Birthplace: Rotterdam, Netherlands

Associated periods or movements: Baroque

Nationality: Netherlands

Art Forms: Painting

Abraham Diepraam, or Diepraem (23 January 1622 – 16 July 1670), 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

Birthplace: Haarlem, Kingdom of the Netherlands

Associated periods or movements: Baroque

Nationality: Netherlands

Art Forms: Painting

Willem Claeszoon Heda (December 14, 1593/1594 – c. 1680/1682) was a Dutch Golden Age artist from the city of Haarlem devoted exclusively to the painting of still lifes. He is known for his ...more
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Isaac van Swanenburg is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Artists from Netherlands
Isaac van Swanenburg

Birthplace: Leiden, Kingdom of the Netherlands

Associated periods or movements: Renaissance

Nationality: Netherlands

Art Forms: Painting

Isaak Nicolai or Isaac Claesz van Swanenburg (1537 – 1614 in Leiden) was a Dutch Renaissance painter and glazier active in Leiden and Gouda. He was a city council member from 1576 and became ...more
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Floris van Dyck is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Artists from Netherlands
Still Life with Cheeses

Birthplace: Delft, Kingdom of the Netherlands

Associated periods or movements: Baroque

Nationality: Netherlands

Art Forms: Painting

Floris van Dyck, also called Floris van Dijck or Floris Claesz. van Dyck (c.1575 – before 26 April 1651) 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

Birthplace: Utrecht, Kingdom of the Netherlands

Nationality: Netherlands

Dick Bruna (23 August 1927 – 16 February 2017) was a Dutch author, artist, illustrator and graphic designer. Bruna was best known for his children's books which he authored and illustrated, ...more
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Jacob Gestman Geradts is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Artists from Netherlands
Jacob Gestman Geradts

Nationality: Netherlands

Art Forms: Painting

Jacob (or Jaap) Gestman Geradts (December 9, 1951, The Hague), 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

Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Nationality: Netherlands

Johan van der Keuken (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈjoːɦɑn vɑn dɛr ˈkøːkə(n)]; 4 April 1938 – 7 January 2001) was a Dutch documentary filmmaker, author, and photographer. In a career that ...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

Birthplace: Rotterdam, Netherlands

Nationality: Netherlands, United States of America

Art Forms: Painting

Willem de Kooning (; Dutch: [ˈʋɪləm də ˈkoːnɪŋ]; April 24, 1904 – March 19, 1997) was a Dutch-American abstract expressionist artist. He was born in Rotterdam and moved to the United States in ...more
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Bert Haanstra is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Artists from Netherlands

Birthplace: Holten, Kingdom of the Netherlands

Nationality: Netherlands

Albert 'Bert' Haanstra (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɑlbərt bɛrt ˈɦaːnstraː]; 31 May 1916 – 23 October 1997) was a Dutch director of films and documentaries. His documentary Glass (1958) won the ...more
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Wim T. Schippers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Artists from Netherlands

Birthplace: Groningen, Netherlands

Nationality: Netherlands

Willem Theodoor "Wim T." Schippers (Dutch: [ʋɪm teː ˈsxɪpərs]; born 1 July 1942) is a Dutch artist, comedian, television director, and voice actor. During the 1960s, he worked mostly ...more
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Rien Poortvliet is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Artists from Netherlands

Birthplace: Schiedam, Netherlands

Nationality: Netherlands

Art Forms: Painting

Rien Poortvliet (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈrinˈpoːrtflit]; 7 August 1932 – 15 September 1995) was a Dutch draughtsman and painter. Born in Schiedam, he was best known for his drawings of animals ...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

Birthplace: Amersfoort, Kingdom of the Netherlands

Associated periods or movements: De Stijl

Nationality: Netherlands

Art Forms: Painting

Pieter Cornelis Mondriaan (Dutch: [ˈpitər ˈmɔndrijaːn]), after 1906 Piet Mondrian (, also US: , Dutch: [pit ˈmɔndrijɑn]; 7 March 1872 – 1 February 1944), was a Dutch painter and theoretician who ...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

Birthplace: Dronrijp, Kingdom of the Netherlands

Associated periods or movements: Academic art, Romanticism

Nationality: Netherlands, United Kingdom

Art Forms: Painting

Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, (; born Lourens Alma Tadema Dutch pronunciation: [ˈlʌurəns ˈɑlmaː ˈtaːdəˌmaː]; 8 January 1836 – 25 June 1912) was a Dutch painter of special British denizenship. Born ...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

Birthplace: Utrecht, Kingdom of the Netherlands

Associated periods or movements: De Stijl, Dada

Nationality: Netherlands

Art Forms: 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

Birthplace: Wilda, Poznań, Poznań, Poland

Nationality: Netherlands, France, Poland, Germany

Germaine Luise Krull (20 November 1897 – 31 July 1985) was a photographer, political activist, and hotel owner. Her nationality has been categorized as German, French, and Dutch, but she spent ...more
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Marlene Dumas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Artists from Netherlands
The Painter, Jen, Albino

Birthplace: Cape Town, South Africa

Associated periods or movements: Contemporary art

Nationality: Netherlands, South Africa

Art Forms: Painting

Marlene Dumas (born 1953) is a South African artist and painter.