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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

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Ary Scheffer is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Artists from Netherlands
Francesca da Rimini and Paolo Malatesta appraised by Dante and Virgil, Portrait of an Artist Ary Scheffer, was a Dutch-French Romantic painter.

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Kees van Dongen is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Artists from Netherlands
Woman with Large Hat, In the Plaza, or Women at the Balustrade Cornelis Theodorus Maria 'Kees' van Dongen was a Dutch painter and one of the Fauves. He gained a reputation for his sensuous, at times garish, portraits.

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Cornelis Drebbel is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Artists from Netherlands
Seven free Arts, Map of Alkmaar, Three Engravings Cornelis Jacobszoon Drebbel was the Dutch builder of the first navigable submarine in 1620. Drebbel was an innovator who contributed to the development of measurement and control systems, optics ...more

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Anton Corbijn is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Artists from Netherlands
Anton Johannes Gerrit Corbijn van Willenswaard is a Dutch photographer, music video director, and film director. He is the creative director behind the visual output of Depeche Mode and U2, ...more

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Bram van Velde is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Artists from Netherlands
Bram van Velde Composition grise noire et blanche, Lumière pâle, Le tout Bram van Velde was a Dutch painter known for an intensely colored and geometric semi-representational painting style related to Tachisme, and Lyrical Abstraction. He is often seen as member of ...more

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Frederick Franck is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Artists from Netherlands
Passion Still Life, Summer, East Hampton Frederick Sigfred Franck was a painter, sculptor, and author of more than 30 books on Buddhism and other subjects who was known for his interest in human spirituality. He was a native of The ...more

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Hugo van Lawick is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Artists from Netherlands
Hugo Arndt Rodolf, Baron van Lawick, known as Hugo van Lawick, was a Dutch wildlife filmmaker and photographer. Through his still photographs and films, Van Lawick helped popularize the study of ...more

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Jan Cox is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Artists from Netherlands
Jan Cox was a painter who spent the largest part of his creative life in the United States and Belgium. He was born in The Hague.

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M. C. Escher is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Artists from Netherlands
Puddle, Convex and Concave, Reptiles Maurits Cornelis Escher, usually referred to as M. C. Escher, was a Dutch graphic artist. He is known for his often mathematically inspired woodcuts, lithographs, and mezzotints. These feature ...more

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Werner van den Valckert is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Artists from Netherlands
Portrait of a Man with a Ring Werner van den Valckert was a Dutch Golden Age painter and engraver.

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Thom Hoffman is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Artists from Netherlands
Thomas Antonius Cornelis Ancion, known by the pseudonym Thom Hoffman, is a Dutch actor and photographer.

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Peter Lely is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Artists from Netherlands
Elizabeth, Countess of Falmouth (née Bagot), Elizabeth Sir Peter Lely was a painter of Dutch origin, whose career was nearly all spent in England, where he became the dominant portrait painter to the court.

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Jan Toorop is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Artists from Netherlands
The Prayer (Self Portrait), The Sea, Desire and Satisfaction Johannes Theodorus 'Jan' Toorop was a Dutch-Indonesian painter, who worked in various styles, including Symbolism, Art Nouveau, and Pointilism. His early work was influenced by the Amsterdam ...more

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Hans Gillisz. Bollongier is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Artists from Netherlands
Hans Gillisz. Bollongier Tulips in a Vase Hans Gillisz. Bollongier or Boulenger was a Dutch Golden Age still life flower painter.

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Jan Wils is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Artists from Netherlands
Jan Wils was a Dutch architect. He was born in Alkmaar and died in Voorburg. Wils was one of the founding members of the De Stijl movement, which also included artists as Piet Mondrian, Theo van ...more

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Pieter Brueghel the Elder is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Artists from Netherlands
Dull Gret, Landscape with the Fall of Icarus, The Peasant Wedding Pieter Bruegel the Elder was a Dutch Renaissance painter and printmaker from Brabant, known for his landscapes and peasant scenes. He is sometimes referred to as the "Peasant Bruegel". ...more

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Pieter Jansz. Saenredam is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Artists from Netherlands
Interior of the Church of St. Bavo in Haarlem, Interior of the Church of St. Odulphus in Assendelft, Interior of the Choir of St. Bavo at Haarlem Pieter Jansz. Saenredam was a painter of the Dutch Golden Age, known for his distinctive paintings of whitewashed church interiors.

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Hieronymus Cock is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Artists from Netherlands
Hieronymus Cock Hieronymus Cock, or Hieronymus Wellens de Cock was a Flemish painter and etcher as well as a publisher and distributor of prints. Cock was the most important print publisher of his time in ...more

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Jan van der Heyden is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Artists from Netherlands
The New Town Hall in Amsterdam, The Town Hall of Amsterdam, Room Corner with Curiosities Jan van der Heyden was a Dutch Baroque-era painter, draughtsman, printmaker, a mennonite and inventor who significantly contributed to contemporary firefighting. He improved the fire hose in ...more

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Gerrit Rietveld is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Artists from Netherlands
Zig-Zag Chair Gerrit Thomas Rietveld was a Dutch furniture designer and architect. One of the principal members of the Dutch artistic movement called De Stijl, Rietveld is famous for his Red and Blue Chair ...more

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Erik van Lieshout is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Artists from Netherlands
Erik Gerardus Franciscus van Lieshout is a Dutch contemporary artist most widely known for his installations.

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Caspar Netscher is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Artists from Netherlands
Portrait of Abraham van Lennep Caspar Netscher was a Dutch portrait and genre painter. He was a master in depicting oriental rugs, silk and brocade and introduced an international style to the Northern Netherlands.

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Hendrick ter Brugghen is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Artists from Netherlands
St. Sebastian, The Adoration of the Magi, The Calling of St Matthew Hendrick Jansz ter Brugghen was a Dutch painter and a leading member of the Dutch followers of Caravaggio – the so-called Dutch Caravaggisti. Along with Gerrit van Hondhorst and Dirck van ...more

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Frans Lanting is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Artists from Netherlands
1996 World Press Photo Award for Nature winning portfolio, Sifaka Pair in Tree, Antarctic Wildlife Frans Lanting, is a Dutch photographer specializing in wildlife photography.

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Rachel Ruysch is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Artists from Netherlands
Still Life with Flowers on a Marble Tabletop, Still-Life with Bouquet of Flowers and Plums, Flowers in a Vase Rachel Ruysch was a still life painter from the Northern Netherlands who specialized in flowers. She invented her own style and achieved international fame in her lifetime, being followed by Jan ...more