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Famous Artists from Spain

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

List is made up of a variety of artists, including Pablo Picasso and Antoni Tàpies.

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

For further information on these historic Spanish artists, click on their names. If you're a fine art lover use this list of celebrated Spanish artists to discover some new paintings that you will enjoy.

  • 1

    Pablo Picasso

    Guernica, The Old Guitarist

    BirthplaceMálaga, Spain


    Art FormsSculpture, Ceramic art, Painting, Printmaking, Drawing

    Pablo Ruiz Picasso (UK: , US: , Spanish: [ˈpaβlo piˈkaso]; 25 October 1881 – 8 April 1973) was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright who spent most...  more

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  • 2

    Salvador Dalí

    The Persistence of Memory, Galatea of the Spheres

    BirthplaceFigueres, Spain


    Art FormsSculpture, Photography, Painting, Drawing

    Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, 1st Marquis of Dalí de Púbol (11 May 1904 – 23 January 1989), known professionally as Salvador Dalí (, Catalan: [səlβəˈðo ðəˈli], Spanish: [salβaˈðoɾ...  more

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  • 3

    Joan Miró

    Still Life with Old Shoe, The Farm

    BirthplaceBarcelona, Spain


    Art FormsSculpture, Mural, Ceramic art, Painting

    Joan Miró i Ferrà ( mi-ROH, also US: mee-ROH, Catalan: [ʒuˈam miˈɾo j fəˈra]; 20 April 1893 – 25 December 1983) was a Spanish painter, sculptor, and ceramicist born in Barcelona. A museum dedicated...  more
  • 4

    Francisco López

    Francisco López is an avant-garde experimental musician and sound artist. He has released a large amount of sound pieces with record labels from more than fifty countries and realized hundreds of...  more
  • 5

    Antoni Tàpies

    Infinit, Gran díptic de terra

    BirthplaceBarcelona, Spain


    Art FormsSculpture, Painting

    Antoni Tàpies i Puig, 1st Marquis of Tàpies (Catalan: [ənˈtɔni ˈtapi.əs]; 13 December 1923 – 6 February 2012) was a Spanish painter, sculptor and art theorist, who became one of the most famous...  more
  • 6

    Juan Gris

    Harlequin with Guitar, Glass of Beer and Playing Cards

    BirthplaceMadrid, Spain


    Art FormsSculpture, Painting

    José Victoriano (Carmelo Carlos) González-Pérez (23 March 1887 – 11 May 1927), better known as Juan Gris (Spanish: [ˈxwan ˈɡɾis]; French: [gʀi]), was a Spanish painter born in Madrid who lived and...  more
  • 7

    Óscar Domínguez

    Retrato de Roma, Máquina de coser electro-sexual

    BirthplaceSan Cristóbal de La Laguna, Spain

    NationalityFrance, Spain

    Oscar M. Domínguez (January 3, 1906 – December 31, 1957) was a Spanish surrealist painter. Born in San Cristóbal de La Laguna on the island of Tenerife, on the Canary Islands Spain, Domínguez spent...  more
  • 8

    Julio González

    Head, Woman Combing Her Hair

    BirthplaceBarcelona, Spain


    Art FormsSculpture, Painting

    Julio González i Pellicer (21 September 1876 - 27 March 1942) was a Spanish sculptor and painter who developed the expressive use of iron as a medium for modern sculpture....  more
  • 9
    Luis Royo (born 1954) is a Spanish artist. He is best known for his fantasy illustrations published in numerous art books, magazines such as Heavy Metal and various other media including book and...  more
  • 10

    Eduardo Úrculo

    Eduardo Úrculo (21 September 1938 – 31 March 2003), was a Spanish pop artist who also worked in other art movements, including Expressionism and Neo-Cubism. Both painter and sculptor, he is notable...  more
  • 11

    Remedios Varo

    Useless Science or the Alchemist, The Call

    BirthplaceAnglès, Girona, Spain


    Art FormsPainting

    Remedios Varo Uranga (16 December 1908 – 8 October 1963) was a Spanish surrealist artist working in Spain, France, and Mexico....  more
  • 12
    Juan van der Hamen y (Gómez de) León (baptized 8 April 1596 – 28 March 1631) was a Spanish painter, a master of still life paintings, also called bodegones. Prolific and versatile, he painted...  more
  • 13

    Juan Bautista Vázquez the Elder

    Juan Bautista Vázquez el Viejo (1510 in Pelayos, province of Salamanca Castile and Leon – 12 June 1588 in Llerena, province of Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain) was a Spanish sculptor....  more
  • 14

    Juan Sánchez Cotán

    St. Joseph leading the Infant Christ, Quince

    BirthplaceOrgaz, Spain


    Art FormsPainting

    Juan Sánchez Cotán (June 25, 1560 – September 8, 1627) was a Spanish Baroque painter, a pioneer of realism in Spain. His still lifes—also called bodegones—were painted in an austere style, especially...  more
  • 15
    Juan Bautista de Espinosa (1590–1641) was a Spanish painter. Much of his work, which included religious paintings and portraits, is now untraced, and his few known extant paintings are all still...  more
  • 16

    Federico García Lorca

    Bust of a Dead Man, Salvador Dalí

    BirthplaceFuente Vaqueros, Spain


    Federico del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús García Lorca (Spanish pronunciation: [feðeˈɾiko ðel saˈɣɾaðo koɾaˈθon de xeˈsuz ɣaɾˈθi.a ˈloɾka]; 5 June 1898 – 19 August 1936), known as Federico García Lorca...  more

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  • 17

    José Rizal

    The Triumph of Death over Life, Singapore lighthouse

    BirthplaceCalamba, Laguna, Philippines


    Art FormsPainting

    José Protasio Rizal Mercado y Realonda (Spanish pronunciation: [xoˈse riˈsal]; June 19, 1861 – December 30, 1896) was a Filipino nationalist and polymath during the tail end of the Spanish colonial...  more
  • 18
    Luis Eduardo Aute Gutiérrez (born 13 September 1943) is a Spanish singer, songwriter, film director, actor, sculptor, writer and painter....  more
  • 19

    Diego Velázquez

    Las Meninas, Portrait of Mother Jeronima de la Fuente

    BirthplaceSeville, Spain


    Art FormsPainting

    Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez (Spanish: [ˈdjeɣo βeˈlaθkeθ]; baptized June 6, 1599 – August 6, 1660) was a Spanish painter, the leading artist in the court of King Philip IV, and one of the...  more
  • 20

    Joan Brossa

    A de barca, Cap de bou

    BirthplaceBarcelona, Spain


    Art FormsSculpture

    Joan Brossa (Catalan pronunciation: [ʒuˈam ˈbɾɔsə]; 19 January 1919 – 30 December 1998) was a Catalan poet, playwright, graphic designer and visual artist. He wrote only in the Catalan language. He...  more
  • 21

    BirthplaceBenimàmet, Valencia

    NationalityUnited States of America, Spain

    Art FormsSculpture, Painting

    Santiago Calatrava Valls is a Spanish neofuturistic architect, structural engineer, sculptor and painter. He has offices in New York City, Doha, and Zürich, where he now resides....  more
  • 22

    Francisco Goya

    The Second of May 1808, The Third of May 1808

    BirthplaceFuendetodos, Spain


    Art FormsPainting, Printmaking, Drawing

    Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (; Spanish: [fɾanˈθisko xoˈse ðe ˈɣoʝa i luˈθjentes]; 30 March 1746 – 16 April 1828) was a Spanish romantic painter and printmaker. He is considered the most...  more

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  • 23

    Miquel Barcelo

    Sombrero, Sin título

    BirthplaceFelanitx, Spain


    Miquel Barceló Artigues (born 1957) is a Spanish painter....  more
  • 24
    Ursula Martinez (born 1966), also known as Ursula Lea, is a London-based Anglo-Spanish British writer, performer, and cult cabaret diva noted for her use of nudity and non-actors. Her latest show,...  more
  • 25
    Josefa de Óbidos (Portuguese: [ʒuˈzɛfɐ ð(j) ˈɔβiðuʃ]; ca. 1630 – 22 July 1684) was a Spanish-born Portuguese painter. Her birth name was Josefa de Ayala Figueira, but she signed her work as, "Josefa...  more