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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.

  • Pablo Picasso1

    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... more on Wikipedia

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  • Salvador Dalí2

    Salvador Dalí

    The Persistence of Memory, Galatea of the Spheres

    BirthplaceSpain, Figueres


    Art FormsSculpture, Photography, Painting, Drawing

    Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, 1st Marquis of Dalí de Púbol (11 May 1904 –... more on Wikipedia

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  • Joan Miró3

    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 –... more on Wikipedia
  • Francisco López4

    Francisco López

    Francisco López is an avant-garde experimental musician and sound artist. He has released a... more on Wikipedia
  • Antoni Tàpies5

    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... more on Wikipedia
  • Juan Gris6

    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... more on Wikipedia
  • Óscar Domínguez7

    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... more on Wikipedia
  • Julio González8

    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... more on Wikipedia
  • Luis Royo9
    Luis Royo (born 1954) is a Spanish artist. He is best known for his fantasy illustrations... more on Wikipedia
  • Eduardo Úrculo10

    Eduardo Úrculo

    Eduardo Úrculo (21 September 1938 – 31 March 2003), was a Spanish pop artist who also worked... more on Wikipedia
  • Remedios Varo11

    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... more on Wikipedia
  • Juan van der Hamen12
    Juan van der Hamen y (Gómez de) León (baptized 8 April 1596 – 28 March 1631) was a Spanish... more on Wikipedia
  • Juan Bautista Vázquez the Elder13

    Juan Bautista Vázquez the Elder

    Juan Bautista Vázquez el Viejo (1510 in Pelayos, province of Salamanca Castile and Leon – 12... more on Wikipedia
  • Juan Sánchez Cotán14

    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... more on Wikipedia
  • Juan Bautista de Espinosa15
    Juan Bautista de Espinosa (1590–1641) was a Spanish painter. Much of his work, which included... more on Wikipedia
  • Federico García Lorca16

    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... more on Wikipedia

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  • José Rizal17

    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 –... more on Wikipedia
  • Luis Eduardo Aute18
    Luis Eduardo Aute Gutiérrez (born 13 September 1943) is a Spanish singer, songwriter, film... more on Wikipedia
  • Diego Velázquez19

    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 –... more on Wikipedia

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  • Joan Brossa20

    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... more on Wikipedia
  • Santiago Calatrava21

    BirthplaceBenimàmet, Valencia

    NationalityUnited States of America, Spain

    Art FormsSculpture, Painting

    Santiago Calatrava Valls is a Spanish neofuturistic architect, structural engineer, sculptor... more on Wikipedia
  • Francisco Goya22

    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... more on Wikipedia
  • Miquel Barcelo23

    Miquel Barcelo

    Sombrero, Sin título

    BirthplaceFelanitx, Spain


    Miquel Barceló Artigues (born 1957) is a Spanish painter.
  • Ursula Martinez24
    Ursula Martinez (born 1966), also known as Ursula Lea, is a London-based Anglo-Spanish British... more on Wikipedia
  • Josefa de Óbidos25
    Josefa de Óbidos (Portuguese: [ʒuˈzɛfɐ ð(j) ˈɔβiðuʃ]; ca. 1630 – 22 July 1684) was a... more on Wikipedia