List of the most popular artists from Scotland, 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. Make sure to also check out famous Polish artists and famous artists from Ukraine. Whether they're known for painting, sculpting, etching or drawing, the famous Scottish 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 Scottish artists, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.
List artists include Douglas Gordon, Alison Watt, and many more.
This list answers the questions, "Which famous artists are from Scotland?" and "Who are the most well-known Scottish artists?"
For further information on these historic Scottish artists, click on their names. If you're a fine art lover use this list of celebrated Scottish artists to discover some new paintings that you will enjoy.
William Kennedy Laurie Dickson was a Scottish inventor who devised an early motion picture camera under the employment of Thomas Edison. ...more
Birthplace: Le Minihic-sur-Rance, France
Art Forms: Paintingsee more on William Kennedy Dickson
Ian Hamilton Finlay, CBE was a Scottish poet, writer, artist and gardener. ...more
Artworks: Little Sparta, The World Has Been Empty Since The Romans
Birthplace: Nassau, Bahamas
Nationality: United Kingdom
Art Forms: Sculpturesee more on Ian Hamilton Finlay
John Rankin Waddell, also known under his working name Rankin, is a British portrait and fashion photographer. ...more
Artworks: Josephine nude, Kate's closed, Tumanni & Lawi, Nude, Portrait, + more
Birthplace: Eurasia, United Kingdom, Scotland, Paisley, Renfrewshire, + more
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Sir Eduardo Luigi Paolozzi CBE RA was a Scottish sculptor and artist. ...more
Artworks: The Artist as Hephaestus, A Maximis Ad Minima, Athena, Newton (after Blake), Vulcan, + more
Birthplace: United Kingdom
Nationality: Scotland, United Kingdom
Art Forms: Sculpturesee more on Eduardo Paolozzi