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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Artists from Portugal
Maria Helena Vieira da Silva Le Promeneur Invisible (The Invisible Stroller), Dance, Rotterdam Maria Helena Vieira da Silva was a Portuguese-French abstractionist painter.

Maria Inês Ribeiro da Fonseca is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Artists from Portugal
Maria Inês Ribeiro da Fonseca Menez or Maria Inês Ribeiro da Fonseca, GOSE was a Portuguese painter. Her major body of work consists of paintings and drawings but she also produced ceramics, engravings, silk-screen ...more

Nadir Afonso is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Artists from Portugal
Nadir Afonso Espacilimitado Nadir Afonso, GOSE was a geometric abstractionist painter. Formally trained in architecture, which he practiced early in his career with Le Corbusier and Oscar Niemeyer, Nadir Afonso later ...more

Francisco Keil do Amaral is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Artists from Portugal
Francisco Keil do Amaral Prolific architect (and landscape architect) whose many works are usually purist modernist designs. He was one of the most influential architects of his generation. Many of his buildings still ...more

Paula Rego is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Artists from Portugal
Paula Rego Dog Woman, Celestina's House, Olga Dame Paula Rego is the mother of Victoria Willing.

Josefa de Óbidos is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Artists from Portugal
Josefa de Óbidos Josefa de Óbidos was a Spanish-born, Portuguese painter. Her birth name was Josefa de Ayala Figueira, but she signed her work as, "Josefa em Óbidos" or, "Josefa de ...more

Cristóvão Lopes is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Artists from Portugal
Cristóvão Lopes Cristóvão Lopes was a Portuguese painter. Cristóvão Lopes was the son and disciple of royal painter Gregório Lopes, who died in 1550. Cristóvão ...more

Álvaro Siza Vieira is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Artists from Portugal
Álvaro Siza Vieira Alves Santos House, Povoa de Varzim, Portugal Álvaro Joaquim de Melo Siza Vieira, GOSE, GCIH, is a Portuguese architect, and architectural educator. He is internationally known as Alvaro Siza.

Amadeo de Souza Cardoso is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Artists from Portugal
Amadeo de Souza Cardoso The Leap of the Rabbit, Carnation Girl, The Green-eyed Mask Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso was a Portuguese painter.

Henrique Pousão is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Artists from Portugal
Henrique Pousão Henrique César de Araújo Pousão was a Portuguese painter.

José de Almada Negreiros is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Artists from Portugal
José de Almada Negreiros Homenagem a Lucca Signorelli José Sobral de Almada Negreiros was a Portuguese artist. He was born in the colony of Portuguese São Tomé and Príncipe, the son of a Portuguese father, António ...more

Alfredo Keil is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Artists from Portugal
Alfredo Keil Alfredo Cristiano Keil was a Portuguese romantic composer and painter. Keil was born in Lisbon, the son of Johann Christian Keil and wife Maria Josefina Stellflug. He was of German origin, and ...more

Augusto Cabrita is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Artists from Portugal
Augusto Cabrita Augusto Cabrita was a Portuguese film director and photographer.

Francisco de Holanda is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Artists from Portugal
Francisco de Holanda Francisco de Holanda was a Portuguese humanist and painter. Considered to be one of the most important figures of the Portuguese Renaissance, he was also an essayist, architect, and historian. ...more

Abel Salazar is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Artists from Portugal
Abel Salazar Abel de Lima Salazar, was a Portuguese physician, lecturer, researcher, writer and painter who worked and lived in Porto. He was the son of Adolfo Barroso Pereira Salazar and wife Adelaide da ...more

Juno Doran is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Artists from Portugal
Juno Doran Juno Doran is an artist and filmmaker based in Cambridge, United Kingdom.

José Rodrigues is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Artists from Portugal
José Rodrigues O Pobre Rabequista José Rodrigues de Carvalho was a Portuguese painter. Considered his most famous work, O Pobre Rabequista, painted in 1855, was first shown in Paris at the Universal Exhibition in 1855 and ...more

Rigo 23 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Artists from Portugal
Rigo 23 Reward for Lost Yellow, Lost Rascal, HELP! My name is Baby! Rigo 23 is a Portuguese muralist, painter, and political artist residing in San Francisco, California. Although he is known particularly in the San Francisco community for having painted a ...more

Columbano Bordalo Pinheiro is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Artists from Portugal
Columbano Bordalo Pinheiro Columbano Bordalo Pinheiro, who is usually referred to as Columbano, was a Portuguese Realist painter. Usually considered the greatest Portuguese painter of the 19th century, he has been ...more

Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Artists from Portugal
Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro was a Portuguese artist known for his illustration, caricatures, sculpture and ceramics designs, and is considered the first Portuguese comics creator.

José Malhoa is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Artists from Portugal
José Malhoa José Vital Branco Malhoa, known simply as José Malhoa was a Portuguese painter. Malhoa was, with Columbano Bordalo Pinheiro, the leading name in Portuguese naturalist painting, in ...more

Mário Eloy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Artists from Portugal
Mário Eloy Mário Eloy was a Portuguese expressionist painter. Eloy was born in Lisbon. His style shows the influence of painters like van Gogh, Picasso and, mostly, from the German expressionist ...more

Mário Cesariny de Vasconcelos is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Artists from Portugal
Mário Cesariny de Vasconcelos Mário Cesariny de Vasconcelos also known as Mário Cesariny is among the most important Portuguese surrealist poets, having published several major works during a career spanning 50 ...more

Domingos Sequeira is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Artists from Portugal
Domingos Sequeira Domingos António de Sequeira was a famous Portuguese painter at the Royal Court of King John VI of Portugal.

Manuel Pereira da Silva is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Artists from Portugal
Manuel Pereira da Silva Manuel Pereira da Silva was a Portuguese sculptor. He was born in Oporto, Portugal. The workmanship of Manuel Pereira da Silva has an abstract formal orientation inspired in the human figure, in ...more

Carlos Botelho is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Artists from Portugal
Carlos Botelho Carlos Botelho, was a Portuguese painter, illustrator and caricaturist, whose works are shown at the Chiado Museum and at the Modern Art Centre José de Azeredo Perdigão / Calouste ...more

Aurélia de Souza is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Artists from Portugal
Aurélia de Souza Maria Aurélia Martins de Sousa was a Portuguese painter. Aurélia de Sousa was born in Valparaíso, Chile, the fourth of seven children to Portuguese emigrants António ...more

Ângelo de Sousa is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Artists from Portugal
Ângelo de Sousa Ângelo César Cardoso de Sousa was a Portuguese painter, sculptor, draftsman and professor, better known for continuously experimenting new techniques in his works. He was seen as a ...more

Henrique Medina is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Artists from Portugal
Henrique Medina Henrique Medina de Barros was a Portuguese painter, the son of a Portuguese mother and a Spanish father. In 1919, he interrupted his studies in the Fine Arts School of Porto, and resumed his ...more

Manuel Carmo is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Artists from Portugal
Manuel Carmo Jorge Manuel do Carmo Pereira de Almeida is a Portuguese artist and author. Having practised as a lawyer, he performed, in earlier years, as a deputy to the Chairmanship of the Council of ...more

Jose Alberto Gomes Pereira is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Artists from Portugal
Jose Alberto Gomes Pereira eat chocolates child, eat chocolates GOMES PEREIRA, José Alberto, portuguese painter (Riachos, Ribatejo, 1943) is a unique figure of portuguese painting. Educated in Lourenço Marques, now Maputo, Mozambique, he began ...more

Nuno de Campos is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Artists from Portugal
Nuno de Campos Nuno de Campos is a Portuguese painter, living in New York City, United States.

Luís Filipe Teixeira is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Artists from Portugal
Luís Filipe Teixeira Luis Filipe de Bragança e Sousa da Silva Teixeira, Portuguese essayist and University teacher. He has a PhD in Portuguese Studies and 19th Century Portuguese Culture by the Universidade ...more

Vieira Portuense is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Artists from Portugal
Vieira Portuense Francisco Vieira, who choose the artistic name of Vieira Portuense, was a Portuguese painter, one of the introducers of Neoclassicism in Portuguese painting. He was, in the neoclassical style, ...more

Carlos Botelho is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Artists from Portugal
Carlos Botelho Carlos Botelho or, Bottelho is a portuguese painter and sculptur, born in Chaves (Portugal), in 1964.

Eduardo Viana is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Artists from Portugal
Eduardo Viana Eduardo Afonso Viana was a Portuguese painter. He was one of the members of the first modern generation in Portuguese painting, like Amadeo de Souza Cardoso and Almada Negreiros. He was more ...more

João Hogan is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Artists from Portugal
João Hogan João Manuel Navarro Hogan was a Portuguese painter and printmaker. João Manuel Navarro Hogan attended the Academy of Fine Arts for one year and then the National Society of Fine ...more

Fernando Lanhas is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Artists from Portugal
Fernando Lanhas Fernando Lanhas, GOSE was a Portuguese painter and architect. Lanhas was born and died in Porto. He studied architecture but became known as the leading name in Portuguese abstract painting. He ...more

António Carneiro is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Artists from Portugal
António Carneiro António Teixeira Carneiro Júnior was a Portuguese Expressionist painter, illustrator, poet and art professor.

Gregório Lopes is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Artists from Portugal
Gregório Lopes Gregório Lopes was one of the most important Renaissance painters from Portugal. Gregório Lopes was educated in the workshop of Jorge Afonso, the court painter of King Manuel I. ...more

Vasco Fernandes is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Artists from Portugal
Vasco Fernandes Vasco Fernandes, better known as Grão Vasco, was one of the main Portuguese Renaissance painters. Vasco Fernandes was probably born in Viseu, in Northern Portugal, where he began his ...more

Luís Geraldes is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Artists from Portugal
Luís Geraldes Luís Pereira Geraldes, is a contemporary metaphysical Portuguese artist. He is more widely known for his oil painting although he has produced a vast amount of sculpture and drawing. His ...more

João Marques de Oliveira is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Artists from Portugal
João Marques de Oliveira João Marques da Silva Oliveira 23 August 1853, Porto - October 9 1927, Porto) was a Portuguese painter in the Naturalist style.

Nadir Afonso artworks is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Artists from Portugal
Nadir Afonso artworks This is a list of Nadir Afonso artworks: paintings, engravings, and architecture. All data was sourced from websites and from the books and catalogues listed in the main Nadir Afonso article.

Carruço is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Artists from Portugal
Carruço Rui Filipe Ferreira Carruço is a Portuguese painter.

Nuno Gonçalves is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Artists from Portugal
Nuno Gonçalves Saint Vincent Panels Nuno Gonçalves was a 15th-century Portuguese court painter for King Afonso V of Portugal. He is credited for the painting of the Saint Vincent Panels. The panels depict the main elements ...more

António Carvalho de Silva Port... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Artists from Portugal
António Carvalho de Silva Porto António Carvalho de Silva Porto was a Portuguese naturalist painter.

Pedro Portugal is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Artists from Portugal
Pedro Portugal Pedro Portugal is a Portuguese artist, with a wide production.

Garcia Fernandes is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Artists from Portugal
Garcia Fernandes Garcia Fernandes was a Portuguese Renaissance painter. Like many of painters of the time, Garcia Fernandes was a pupil in the Lisbon workshop of Jorge Afonso, who was the court painter of King ...more

António Dacosta is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Artists from Portugal
António Dacosta António Dacosta was a Portuguese painter, poet and art critic and a pioneer of the surrealistic movement in Portugal.