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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.

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Pablo Picasso is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Artists from Spain
Guernica, The Old Guitarist, Family of Saltimbanques

Birthplace: Málaga, Spain

Nationality: Spain

Art Forms: Sculpture, 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 ...more

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Salvador Dalí is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Artists from Spain
The Persistence of Memory, Galatea of the Spheres, The Burning Giraffe

Birthplace: Figueres, Spain

Nationality: Spain

Art Forms: Sculpture, 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 (, ...more

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Joan Miró is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Artists from Spain
Still Life with Old Shoe, The Farm, Self-Portrait

Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain

Nationality: Spain

Art Forms: Sculpture, 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 ...more

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#7 of 65 The Greatest Famous Surrealist Artists #29 of 1,234 Every Person Who Has Been Immortalized in a Google Doodle

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

Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

Nationality: Spain

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
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Antoni Tàpies is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Artists from Spain
Infinit, Gran díptic de terra, Núvol i cadira

Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain

Nationality: Spain

Art Forms: Sculpture, 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 ...more

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#25 of 76 Famous Abstract Expressionist Artists #522 of 1,234 Every Person Who Has Been Immortalized in a Google Doodle

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Juan Gris is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Artists from Spain
Harlequin with Guitar, Glass of Beer and Playing Cards, Violin and Checkerboard

Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

Nationality: Spain

Art Forms: Sculpture, 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 ...more

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Óscar Domí... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Artists from Spain
Retrato de Roma, Máquina de coser electro-sexual, Desir d'ete

Birthplace: San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Spain

Nationality: France, 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 ...more
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Julio González is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Artists from Spain
Julio González Head, Woman Combing Her Hair, Masque

Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain

Nationality: Spain

Art Forms: Sculpture, 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.
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Luis Royo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Artists from Spain

Birthplace: Olalla, Washington

Nationality: Spain

Art Forms: Sculpture, Painting

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 ...more
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Eduardo Úrculo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Artists from Spain
Eduardo Úrculo

Birthplace: Santurtzi, Spain

Nationality: Spain

Art Forms: Sculpture, Painting

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 ...more

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#79 of 85 The Best Pop Art Artists #59 of 101 Famous Expressionist Artists #52 of 63 Famous Cubist Artists, Ranked

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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

Birthplace: Anglès, Girona, Spain

Nationality: Spain

Art Forms: Painting

Remedios Varo Uranga (16 December 1908 – 8 October 1963) was a Spanish surrealist artist working in Spain, France, and Mexico.
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Juan van der Hamen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Artists from Spain

Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

Nationality: Spain

Art Forms: Painting

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, ...more
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Juan Bautista Váz... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Artists from Spain
Juan Bautista Vázquez the Elder

Nationality: Spain

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.
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Juan Sánchez Cot&... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Artists from Spain
St. Joseph leading the Infant Christ, Quince, Cabbage

Birthplace: Orgaz, Spain

Nationality: Spain

Art Forms: Painting

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

Nationality: Spain

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
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Federico García L... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Artists from Spain
Bust of a Dead Man, Salvador Dalí

Birthplace: Fuente Vaqueros, Spain

Nationality: 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 ...more

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José Rizal is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Artists from Spain
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

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 ...more
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Luis Eduardo Aute is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Artists from Spain

Birthplace: Metropolitan Manila, Manila, Municipalities of the Philippines, Philippines

Nationality: Philippines, Spain

Art Forms: Painting

Luis Eduardo Aute Gutiérrez (born 13 September 1943) is a Spanish singer, songwriter, film director, actor, sculptor, writer and painter.
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Diego Velázquez ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Artists from Spain
Las Meninas, Portrait of Mother Jeronima de la Fuente, Portrait of a Man

Birthplace: Seville, Spain

Nationality: Spain

Art Forms: Painting

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, ...more
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Joan Brossa is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Artists from Spain
A de barca, Cap de bou, Moscafera

Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain

Nationality: Spain

Art Forms: Sculpture

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

Birthplace: Benimàmet, Valencia

Nationality: United States of America, Spain

Art Forms: Sculpture, 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.
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Francisco Goya is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Artists from Spain
The Second of May 1808, The Third of May 1808, Saturn Devouring His Son

Birthplace: Fuendetodos, Spain

Nationality: Spain

Art Forms: Painting, 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 ...more
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Miquel Barcelo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Artists from Spain
Sombrero, Sin título, Nu pujant escales

Birthplace: Felanitx, Spain

Nationality: Spain

Miquel Barceló Artigues (born 1957) is a Spanish painter.
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Ursula Martinez is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Artists from Spain

Nationality: Spain, United Kingdom

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

Birthplace: Seville, Spain

Nationality: Portugal, Spain

Art Forms: Painting

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 ...more