Artists 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.

Pablo Picasso is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Artists from Spain
Pablo Picasso Guernica, The Old Guitarist, Family of Saltimbanques Pablo Ruiz y Picasso, also known as Pablo Picasso, was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright who spent most of his adult life in France. As one ...more

Salvador Dalí is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Artists from Spain
Salvador Dalí The Persistence of Memory, Galatea of the Spheres, The Burning Giraffe Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, 1st Marqués de Dalí de Pubol, known as Salvador Dalí, was a prominent Spanish surrealist painter born in ...more

Joan Miró is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Artists from Spain
Joan Miró Still Life with Old Shoe, The Farm, Self-Portrait Joan Miró i Ferrà was a Catalan, Spanish painter, sculptor, and ceramicist born in Barcelona. A museum dedicated to his work, the Fundació Joan Miró, was established ...more

Francisco López is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Artists from Spain
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 ...more

Antoni Tàpies is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Artists from Spain
Antoni Tàpies Infinit, Gran díptic de terra, Núvol i cadira Antoni Tàpies i Puig, 1st Marquess of Tàpies was a Spanish painter, sculptor and art theorist, who became one of the most famous European artists of his generation.

Juan Gris is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Artists from Spain
Juan Gris Harlequin with Guitar, Glass of Beer and Playing Cards, Violin and Checkerboard José Victoriano González-Pérez, better known as Juan Gris, was a Spanish painter and sculptor born in Madrid who lived and worked in France most of his life. Closely ...more

Óscar Domínguez is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Artists from Spain
Óscar Domínguez Retrato de Roma, Máquina de coser electro-sexual, Desir d'ete Oscar M. Domínguez was a Spanish surrealist painter. Born in San Cristóbal de La Laguna on the island of Tenerife, on the Canary Islands Spain, Domínguez spent his youth ...more

Julio González is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Artists from Spain
Julio González Head, Woman Combing Her Hair, Masque Juli González i Pellicer was a Spanish sculptor and painter who developed the expressive use of iron as a medium for modern sculpture.

Luis Royo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Artists from Spain
Luis Royo Luis Royo is a Spanish artist born in Olalla, a village in the Aragonese province of Teruel. He is best known for his fantasy illustrations published in numerous art books, magazines such as ...more

Eduardo Úrculo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Artists from Spain
Eduardo Úrculo Eduardo Úrculo, was a Spanish Basque pop artist who also worked in other art movements, including Expressionism and Neo-Cubism. Both painter and sculptor, he is notable for his portrayals ...more

Remedios Varo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Artists from Spain
Remedios Varo Useless Science or the Alchemist, The Call, Dragonfly Woman Remedios Varo Uranga was a Spanish-Mexican para-surrealist painter and anarchist. She was born María de los Remedios Alicia Rodriga Varo y Uranga in Anglès, a small town in the ...more

Juan van der Hamen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Artists from Spain
Juan van der Hamen Juan van der Hamen y León was a Spanish painter, a master of the still life paintings, also called bodegones. During his lifetime, he was prolific and versatile, painting allegories, ...more

Juan Bautista Vázquez the Elde... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Artists from Spain
Juan Bautista Vázquez the Elder Juan Bautista Vázquez el Viejo was a Spanish sculptor. Born in Pelayos, as a small child he moved with his family to Ávila, where the lived adjacent to the main market square. He ...more

Juan Sánchez Cotán is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Artists from Spain
Juan Sánchez Cotán St. Joseph leading the Infant Christ, Quince, Cabbage Juan Sánchez Cotán was a Spanish Baroque painter, a pioneer of realism in Spain. His still lifes—also called bodegones—were painted in an austere style, especially when compared to ...more

Juan Bautista de Espinosa is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Artists from Spain
Juan Bautista de Espinosa Juan Bautista de Espinosa 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 lifes. ...more

Federico García Lorca is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Artists from Spain
Federico García Lorca Bust of a Dead Man, Salvador Dalí Federico del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús García Lorca, known as Federico García Lorca was a Spanish poet, playwright, and theatre director. García Lorca achieved ...more

José Rizal is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Artists from Spain
José Rizal The Triumph of Death over Life, Singapore lighthouse, A painting on a pair of mother-of-pearl José Protasio Rizal Mercado y Alonso Realonda was a Filipino nationalist, novelist, poet, ophthalmologist, journalist, and revolutionary. He is widely considered one of the greatest ...more

Luis Eduardo Aute is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Artists from Spain
Luis Eduardo Aute Luis Eduardo Aute is a Spanish musician, singer-songwriter, film director, painter and poet.

Diego Velázquez is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Artists from Spain
Diego Velázquez Las Meninas, Portrait of Mother Jeronima de la Fuente, Portrait of a Man Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez was a Spanish painter who was the leading artist in the court of King Philip IV and one of the most important painters of the Spanish Golden ...more

Joan Brossa is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Artists from Spain
Joan Brossa A de barca, Cap de bou, Moscafera Joan Brossa was a Catalan poet, as well as a playwright, graphic designer and visual artist. He wrote his huge literary work in the Catalan language only. He was one of the founders of both the ...more

Santiago Calatrava is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Artists from Spain
Santiago Calatrava Torso, Wave, Bou 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.

Francisco Goya is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Artists from Spain
Francisco Goya The Second of May 1808, The Third of May 1808, Saturn Devouring His Son Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes was a Spanish romantic painter and printmaker regarded both as the last of the Old Masters and the first of the moderns. Goya was court painter to the ...more

Miquel Barcelo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Artists from Spain
Miquel Barcelo Sombrero, Sin título, Nu pujant escales Miquel Barceló is a Spanish painter from Felanitx, Majorca.

Ursula Martinez is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Artists from Spain
Ursula Martinez Ursula Martinez 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, "My ...more

Josefa de Óbidos is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Artists from Spain
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

El Greco is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Artists from Spain
El Greco Saint Martin and the Beggar, Holy Trinity, The Adoration of the Shepherds El Greco, born Doménikos Theotokópoulos, was a painter, sculptor and architect of the Spanish Renaissance. "El Greco" was a nickname, a reference to his Greek origin, and ...more

Edgar Neville is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Artists from Spain
Edgar Neville Edgar Neville Romrée, Count of Berlanga de Duero was a Spanish playwright and film director, a member of the "other" Generation of '27.

Marià Fortuny is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Artists from Spain
Marià Fortuny A House on the Spanish Countryside, The Court of the Alhambra, Viejo desnudo al sol Marià Fortuny i Marsal, known more simply as Marià Fortuny or Mariano Fortuny, was the leading Catalan painter of his day, with an international reputation. His brief career ...more

Alonso Sánchez Coello is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Artists from Spain
Alonso Sánchez Coello Portrait of Anna of Austria, Portrait of Philip II, Portrait of Don Juan of Austria Alonso Sánchez Coello was a Spanish portrait painter, of Portuguese origin, of the Spanish Renaissance and one of the pioneers of the great tradition of Spanish portrait painting.

Alonso Berruguete is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Artists from Spain
Alonso Berruguete Seated man with head bent, Salome, Adoration of the Magi Alonso González de Berruguete was a Spanish painter, sculptor and architect. He is considered to be the most important sculptor of the Spanish Renaissance, and is known for his emotive ...more

Juan Antonio Ribera is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Artists from Spain
Juan Antonio Ribera Juan Antonio Ribera Fernandez, also Juan Antonio de Ribera was a Spanish painter.

Eduardo Zamacois y Zabala is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Artists from Spain
Eduardo Zamacois y Zabala Eduardo Zamacois y Zabala ca. 1841 – 12 January 1871 was a Spanish academic painter who was born in Bilbao, Spain in 1841 or 1842. He moved to Madrid in 1859, where he enrolled in the Real ...more

Fernando Allende is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Artists from Spain
Fernando Allende Luis Fernando Allende Arenas is a Mexican singer, actor, painter, film producer, and film director. Allende began singing in 1959, at the age of seven.

Angela de la Cruz is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Artists from Spain
Angela de la Cruz Angela de la Cruz (born 1965) is a Spanish sculptor and painter.

Mati Klarwein is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Artists from Spain
Mati Klarwein Abdul Mati Klarwein was a painter best known for his works used on the covers of music albums. The art and culture magazine Juxtapoz wrote about him, the man literally responsible for every ...more

Luis de Morales is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Artists from Spain
Luis de Morales Piet Luis de Morales was a Spanish painter born in Badajoz, Extremadura. Known as "El Divino", most of his work was of religious subjects, including many representations of the Madonna and ...more

Juan de Flandes is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Artists from Spain
Juan de Flandes Crucifixion Juan de Flandes was an Early Netherlandish painter who was active in Spain from 1496 to 1519; his actual name is unknown, although an inscription Juan Astrat on the back of one work suggests a ...more

Joaquín Sorolla is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Artists from Spain
Joaquín Sorolla Children on the Seashore, And They Still Say Fish are Expensive!, Self Portrait Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida was a Spanish painter. Sorolla excelled in the painting of portraits, landscapes, and monumental works of social and historical themes. His most typical works ...more

Cristóvão Lopes is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Artists from Spain
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

Manolo Valdés is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Artists from Spain
Manolo Valdés Las Meninas, Dama a caballo V, Irene Manolo Valdés is a Spanish artist residing in New York, working in paint, sculpture, and mixed media. He introduced to Spain a form of expression that combined political and social ...more

Antonio Palomino is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Artists from Spain
Antonio Palomino Acislo Antonio Palomino de Castro y Velasco was a Spanish painter of the Baroque period, and a writer on art, author of El Museo pictórico y escala óptica, which contains a large ...more

Juan Muñoz is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Artists from Spain
Juan Muñoz Last Conversation Piece, Conversation Piece V, Towards the Corner Juan Muñoz was a Spanish sculptor, working primarily in paper maché, resin and bronze. He was also interested in the auditory arts and created compositions for the radio. He was a ...more

Manolo Millares is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Artists from Spain
Manolo Millares Manolo Millares was a Spanish painter. Self-taught as an artist, Millares was introduced to Surrealism in 1948. In 1953, he moved to Madrid and became an abstract painter. In 1957, Millares ...more

Pedro Berruguete is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Artists from Spain
Pedro Berruguete Portrait of Federico da Montefeltro with His Son Guidobaldo Pedro Berruguete was a Spanish painter; his art is regarded as a transitional style between gothic and Renaissance. Berruguete painted famous paintings of the Inquisition. Born in Paredes de ...more

Micaela Flores Amaya is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Artists from Spain
Micaela Flores Amaya Micaela Flores Amaya is an actress.

Jorge Castillo is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Artists from Spain
Jorge Castillo Jorge José Castillo Casalderrey is a Spanish-born painter and sculptor. For most of his childhood, he and his family lived in Argentina. Since 1962, he has maintained residences in both ...more

Antonio López García is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Artists from Spain
Antonio López García The Apparition Antonio López García is a Spanish painter and sculptor, known for his realistic style. He is criticized by some art critics for neo-academism, but praised by others, such as Robert ...more

Jusepe de Ribera is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Artists from Spain
Jusepe de Ribera Pietà, Drunken Silenus, Martyrdom of St. Philip José de Ribera was a Spanish Tenebrist painter and printmaker, better known as Jusepe de Ribera or Giuseppe Ribera. He also was called Lo Spagnoletto by his contemporaries and early ...more

Jesús Carles de Vilallonga is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Artists from Spain
Jesús Carles de Vilallonga Jesús Carles de Vilallonga is a Catalan painter, sculptor, printmaker and designer. Born in Girona, Spain, he has witnessed first-hand the political and historical changes of the early ...more

Vicente Segrelles is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Artists from Spain
Vicente Segrelles Vicente Segrelles is a Spanish comic book artist and writer. Segrelles gained popularity in Europe for his painted comic book epic The Mercenary, started in 1980. Set in a medieval fantasy ...more