Culture

Famous Artists from Portugal

List of the most popular artists from Portugal, 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. Whether they're known for painting, sculpting, etching or drawing, the famous Portuguese 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 Portuguese artists, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

Examples of artists on this list: Vieira Portuense, João Hogan and many more.

This list answers the questions, "Which famous artists are from Portugal?" and "Who are the most well-known Portuguese artists?"

For further information on these historic Portuguese artists, click on their names. If you're a fine art lover use this list of celebrated Portuguese artists to discover some new paintings that you will enjoy.
  • Maria Helena Vieira da Silva
    Le Promeneur Invisible (The Invisible Stroller), Dance, Rotterdam
    • Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
    • Nationality: France, Portugal
    • Art Forms: Painting
  • Nadir Afonso
    Espacilimitado
    • Birthplace: Chaves Municipality, Portugal, Portugal
    • Nationality: Portugal
    • Art Forms: Painting
  • Paula Rego
    Dog Woman, Celestina's House, Olga
    • Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
    • Nationality: Portugal, United Kingdom
    • Art Forms: Painting
  • Álvaro Siza Vieira
    Alves Santos House, Povoa de Varzim, Portugal
    • Birthplace: Matosinhos, Portugal
    • Nationality: Portugal
  • Amadeo de Souza Cardoso
    The Leap of the Rabbit, Carnation Girl, The Green-eyed Mask
    • Birthplace: Amarante Municipality, Portugal, Portugal
    • Nationality: Portugal
    • Art Forms: Painting
  • José de Almada Negreiros
    Homenagem a Lucca Signorelli
    • Birthplace: Trindade, São Tomé and Príncipe
    • Nationality: Portugal
    • Art Forms: Painting
  • José Rodrigues
    O Pobre Rabequista
    • Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
    • Nationality: Portugal
    • Art Forms: Painting
  • Rigo 23
    Reward for Lost Yellow, Lost Rascal, HELP! My name is Baby!
    • Birthplace: Portugal
    • Nationality: Portugal, United States of America
    • Art Forms: Painting