Culture 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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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 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
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 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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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 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 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