List of famous male visual artists, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male visual artists list contains the most prominent and top males known for being visual artists. There are thousand of males working as visual artists in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic visual artists have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a visual artist then the people below should give you inspiration.
List ranges from Robert Cook to John Waters, plus much more.While this isn't a list of all male visual artists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male visual artists?" and "Who are the best male visual artists?"
- David Keith Lynch (born January 20, 1946) is an American filmmaker, painter, musician, actor, and photographer. He is best known for the acclaimed films Blue Velvet (1986) and Mulholland Drive (2001), regarded by some critics as among the best films of their respective decades, and for his successful 1990–91 television series Twin Peaks, which led to him being labeled "the first popular Surrealist" by noted film critic Pauline Kael. His 1977 debut film Eraserhead is regarded as a widely influential cult film. A recipient of an Academy Honorary Award in 2019, he has received three Academy Award nominations for Best Director, and has won France's César Award for Best Foreign Film twice, as... more on Wikipedia
- Age: 74
- Birthplace: Missoula, Montana, United States of America
- Lee Alexander McQueen, CBE (17 March 1969 – 11 February 2010) was a British fashion designer and couturier. He worked as chief designer at Givenchy from 1996 to 2001, and founded his own fort Alexander McQueen label in 1992. His achievements in fashion earned him four British Designer of the Year awards (1996, 1997, 2001 and 2003), as well as the CFDA's International Designer of the Year award in 2003. McQueen died by suicide in 2010, at the age of 40, at his home in Mayfair, London.... more on Wikipedia
- Age: Dec. at 41 (1969-2010)
- Birthplace: Eurasia, Greater London, United Kingdom, London, London Borough of Lewisham
- John Michael Stipe (born January 4, 1960) is an American singer-songwriter and was the lead singer of the alternative rock band R.E.M. from their formation in 1980 until their dissolution in 2011. Possessing a distinctive voice, Stipe has been noted for the "mumbling" style of his early career. Since the mid 80's, Stipe sings in "wailing, keening, arching vocal figures" that R.E.M. biographer David Buckley compared to Celtic folk artists and Muslim muezzin. He was in charge of R.E.M.'s visual aspect, often selecting album artwork and directing many of the band's music videos. Outside the music industry, he owns and runs two film production studios, C-00 and Single Cell Pictures. As a member... more on Wikipedia
- Age: 60
- Birthplace: Decatur, Georgia, United States of America
- John Milton Cage Jr. (September 5, 1912 – August 12, 1992) was an American composer, music theorist, artist, and philosopher. A pioneer of indeterminacy in music, electroacoustic music, and non-standard use of musical instruments, Cage was one of the leading figures of the post-war avant-garde. Critics have lauded him as one of the most influential composers of the 20th century. He was also instrumental in the development of modern dance, mostly through his association with choreographer Merce Cunningham, who was also Cage's romantic partner for most of their lives.Cage is perhaps best known for his 1952 composition 4′33″, which is performed in the absence of deliberate sound; musicians who... more on Wikipedia
- Age: Dec. at 80 (1912-1992)
- Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America