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List of the most popular artists from Russia, 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 Russian 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 Russian artists, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

Examples of artists on this list include Nina Silaeva and Anatolii Ivanovich Sivkov.

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

For further information on these historic Russian artists, click on their names. If you're a fine art lover use this list of celebrated Russian artists to discover some new paintings that you will enjoy.
Marc Chagall is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Artists from Russia
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Marc Zakharovich Chagall was a Russian-French artist. Art critic Robert Hughes referred to Chagall as "the quintessential Jewish artist of the twentieth century". An early modernist, he was associated with several major artistic styles and created works in virtually every artistic medium, including painting, book illustrations, stained glass, stage sets, ceramic, tapestries and fine art prints. According to art historian Michael J. Lewis, Chagall was considered to be "the last survivor of the first generation of European modernists". For decades, he "had also been respected as the world's preeminent Jewish artist". Using the medium of stained glass, he produced windows for the cathedrals of ...more

Artworks: I and the Village, White Crucifixion, The Circus Rider, Self-Portrait with Seven Fingers, La MariƩe, + more

Birthplace: Vitebsk, Belarus

Associated periods or movements: Fauvism, Cubism, Surrealism, Expressionism

Nationality: France, United States of America, Russia, Belarus

Art Forms: Painting

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Natalia Goncharova is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Artists from Russia
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Natalia Sergeevna Goncharova was a Russian avant-garde artist, painter, costume designer, writer, illustrator, and set designer. Her great-aunt was Nataliya Nikolaevna Goncharova, wife of the poet Alexander Pushkin. ...more

Birthplace: Russia

Associated periods or movements: Der Blaue Reiter, Cubism

Nationality: France, Russia

Art Forms: Painting

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Ilya Repin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Artists from Russia
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Ilya Yefimovich Repin was a Russian realist painter. He was the most renowned Russian artist of the 19th century, when his position in the world of art was comparable to that of Leo Tolstoy in literature. He played a major role in bringing Russian art into the mainstream of European culture. His major works include Barge Haulers on the Volga, Religious Procession in Kursk Province and Reply of the Zaporozhian Cossacks. Repin was born in Chuguyev, in the Kharkov Governorate of the Russian Empire into a military family. He entered military school in 1854 and in 1856 studied under Ivan Bunakov, a local icon painter. He began to paint around 1860. He met fellow artist Ivan Kramskoi and the ...more

Artworks: Portrait of Leonid Nikolayevich Andreyev, Portrait of Vsevolod Mikhailovich Garshin, Portrait of Alexey Bogolyubov, Portrait of the painter Isaak Izrailevich Brodsky, Self-Portrait, + more

Birthplace: Chuhuiv, Ukraine

Associated periods or movements: Realism, Realism

Nationality: Russia, Russian Empire

Art Forms: Sculpture, Painting

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Lyubov Popova is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Artists from Russia
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Lyubov Popova

Lyubov Sergeyevna Popova was a Russian avant-garde artist, painter and designer. ...more

Artworks: Subject From a Dyer's Shop, Painterly Architectonic

Birthplace: Russian Empire

Associated periods or movements: Cubo-Futurism, Cubism, Suprematism

Nationality: Russia

Art Forms: Painting