Famous Artists from Spain

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.

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  • Pablo Picasso
    Guernica, The Old Guitarist, Family of Saltimbanques
    • Birthplace: Málaga, Spain
    • Nationality: Spain
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Ceramic art, Painting, Printmaking, Drawing
  • Salvador Dalí
    The Persistence of Memory, Galatea of the Spheres, The Burning Giraffe
    • Birthplace: Figueres, Spain
    • Nationality: Spain
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Photography, Painting, Drawing
  • Joan Miró
    Still Life with Old Shoe, The Farm, Self-Portrait
    • Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain
    • Nationality: Spain
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Mural, Ceramic art, Painting
  • Antoni Tàpies
    Infinit, Gran díptic de terra, Núvol i cadira
    • Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain
    • Nationality: Spain
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Painting
  • Juan Gris
    Harlequin with Guitar, Glass of Beer and Playing Cards, Violin and Checkerboard
    • Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
    • Nationality: Spain
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Painting
  • Óscar Domínguez
    Retrato de Roma, Máquina de coser electro-sexual, Desir d'ete
    • Birthplace: San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Spain
    • Nationality: France, Spain
  • Julio González
    Head, Woman Combing Her Hair, Masque
    • Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain
    • Nationality: Spain
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Painting
  • Remedios Varo
    Useless Science or the Alchemist, The Call, Dragonfly Woman
    • Birthplace: Anglès, Girona, Spain
    • Nationality: Spain
    • Art Forms: Painting
  • Juan Sánchez Cotán
    St. Joseph leading the Infant Christ, Quince, Cabbage
    • Birthplace: Orgaz, Spain
    • Nationality: Spain
    • Art Forms: Painting
  • Federico García Lorca
    Bust of a Dead Man, Salvador Dalí
    • Birthplace: Fuente Vaqueros, Spain
    • Nationality: Spain
  • José Rizal
    The Triumph of Death over Life, Singapore lighthouse, A painting on a pair of mother-of-pearl
    • Birthplace: Calamba, Laguna, Philippines
    • Nationality: Philippines
    • Art Forms: Painting
  • Diego Velázquez
    Las Meninas, Portrait of Mother Jeronima de la Fuente, Portrait of a Man
    • Birthplace: Seville, Spain
    • Nationality: Spain
    • Art Forms: Painting
  • Joan Brossa
    A de barca, Cap de bou, Moscafera
    • Birthplace: Spain, Barcelona
    • Nationality: Spain
    • Art Forms: Sculpture
  • Santiago Calatrava
    Torso, Wave, Bou
    • Birthplace: Benimàmet, Valencia
    • Nationality: United States of America, Spain
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Painting
  • Francisco Goya
    The Second of May 1808, The Third of May 1808, Saturn Devouring His Son
    • Birthplace: Fuendetodos, Spain
    • Nationality: Spain
    • Art Forms: Painting, Printmaking, Drawing
  • Miquel Barcelo
    Sombrero, Sin título, Nu pujant escales
    • Birthplace: Spain, Felanitx
    • Nationality: Spain