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List of notable or famous painters from Mexico, with bios and photos, including the top painters born in Mexico and even some popular painters who immigrated to Mexico. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Mexican painters then this list is the perfect resource for you. These painters are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known painter from Mexico is included when available.

List people include Anthony Quinn, Diego Rivera and more.

This historic painters from Mexico list can help answer the questions "Who are some Mexican painters of note?" and "Who are the most famous painters from Mexico?" These prominent painters of Mexico may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Mexican painters.

Use this list of renowned Mexican painters to discover some new painters that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (10 items)
Anthony Quinn is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Painters from Mexico
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Antonio Rodolfo Quinn Oaxaca (April 21, 1915 – June 3, 2001), known as Anthony Quinn, was a Mexican-Irish-American actor, painter, writer and film director. He starred in numerous critically acclaimed and commercially successful films, including La Strada, The Guns of Navarone, Zorba the Greek, Guns for San Sebastian, Lawrence of Arabia, The Shoes of the Fisherman, The Message, Lion of the Desert, Last Action Hero and A Walk in the Clouds. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor twice: for Viva Zapata! in 1952 and Lust for Life in 1956. In addition, he received two Academy Award nominations in the Best Leading Actor category, along with five Golden Globe nominations. In 1987, he ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 86 (1915-2001)

Birthplace: Chihuahua, Chihuahua Municipality, Mexico

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David Alfaro Siqueiros ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Painters from Mexico
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David Alfaro Siqueiros (born José de Jesús Alfaro Siqueiros, December 29, 1896, in Chihuahua – January 6, 1974, in Cuernavaca, Morelos) was a Mexican social realist painter, better known for his large murals in fresco. Along with Diego Rivera and José Clemente Orozco, he established "Mexican Muralism." He was a Stalinist in support of the Soviet Union and a member of the Mexican Communist Party who led an unsuccessful attempt to assassinate Leon Trotsky in May 1940. His surname would normally be Alfaro by Spanish naming customs; like Picasso (Pablo Ruiz y Picasso) and Lorca (Federico García Lorca), Siqueiros used his mother's surname. It was long believed that he was born in Camargo in ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 78 (1896-1974)

Birthplace: Chihuahua, Mexico

Diego Rivera is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Painters from Mexico
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Diego María de la Concepción Juan Nepomuceno Estanislao de la Rivera y Barrientos Acosta y Rodríguez, known as Diego Rivera (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈdjeɣo riˈβeɾa]; December 8, 1886 – November 24, 1957) was a prominent Mexican painter. His large frescoes helped establish the Mexican mural movement in Mexican art. Between 1922 and 1953, Rivera painted murals in, among other places, Mexico City, Chapingo, Cuernavaca, San Francisco, Detroit, and New York City. In 1931, a retrospective exhibition of his works was held at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Rivera had a volatile marriage with fellow Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 71 (1886-1957)

Birthplace: Guanajuato, Mexico

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Federico Cantú Ga... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Painters from Mexico
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Federico Heraclio Cantú Garza (March 3, 1907 – January 29, 1989) was a Mexican painter, engraver and sculptor. While considered to be a member of the Mexican muralism movement, his style was noticeably different, mostly for adhering to older and more academic forms of painting and sculpture. He had his most success exhibiting in the United States and Europe, but he did murals and sculptures in Mexico. His best known work is a sculpture called La maternidad which was adapted as the logo of the Instituto Mexicano de Seguro Social (IMSS). ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 82 (1907-1989)

Birthplace: Cadereyta Jiménez, Nuevo León, Mexico