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List of famous male painters, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male painters list contains the most prominent and top males known for being painters. There are thousand of males working as painters in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic painters have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a painter then the people below should give you inspiration.

Everything from Vincent van Gogh to Philippe Berry is included on this list. Featuring the most popular artists, this list has it all. 

While this isn't a list of all male painters, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male painters?" and "Who are the best male painters?"
Winston Churchill is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Painters
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Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, DL, FRS, RA was a British politician who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. Widely regarded as one of the greatest wartime leaders of the 20th century, Churchill was also an officer in the ...more

Age: Died at 91 (1874-1965)

Birthplace: Blenheim Palace, United Kingdom

Profession: Statesman, Painter, Politician, Journalist, Orator, + more

Credits: Young Winston, Churchill's People, The First World War, The Finest Hours

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Viggo Mortensen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Painters
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Viggo Peter Mortensen, Jr. is a Danish American actor, poet, musician, photographer and painter. He made his film debut in Peter Weir's 1985 thriller Witness, and subsequently appeared in many notable films of the 1990s, including The Indian Runner, Carlito's Way, Crimson Tide, Daylight, The ...more

Age: 58

Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Painter, Poet, Musician, Film Producer, Author, + more

Credits: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, A History of Violence, The Road

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Leonardo da Vinci is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Painters
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Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci was an Italian polymath, painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest painters of all time and perhaps the most diversely talented ...more

Age: Died at 67 (1452-1519)

Birthplace: Vinci, Italy

Profession: Military Engineer, Musician, Scientist, Inventor, Architect, + more

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Vincent van Gogh is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Painters
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Vincent Willem van Gogh was a major Post-Impressionist painter. He was a Dutch artist whose work had a far-reaching influence on 20th-century art. His output includes portraits, self portraits, landscapes and still lifes of cypresses, wheat fields and sunflowers. Van Gogh drew as a child but did not ...more

Age: Died at 37 (1853-1890)

Birthplace: Zundert, Kingdom of the Netherlands

Profession: Painter, Artist

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