This list contains information about famous people who are secret artists, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Several famous actors, musicians, and politicians have hidden talents as painters and sketchers. Some of these celebrities use pseudonyms when showing their work at exhibitions, while others use their famous names. Two famous actors' paintings can be seen in their films.
Who is the most famous person who is a secret artist? Jennifer Aniston tops our list. A painting by Jennifer Aniston was shown at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York when she was just 11 years old. George W. Bush started painting in 2012, and two years later, he hosted an exhibition of his work at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum. Johnny Depp has painted portraits of his famous friends like music stars Bob Dylan, Patti Smith, and Keith Richards.
James Franco has been painting since he was in high school. His original artwork can be seen in the movie This Is the End. Viggo Mortensen is a painter and photographer. His original paintings can be seen in the film A Perfect Murder.
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- David Bowie is a painter and sculptor whose work has been shown all over the world. He has also written about art for Modern Painter Magazine.
- Photo: flickr / CC0Tony Bennett wanted to be a painter long before he became a famous singer. He regularly creates watercolors, oil paintings, and sketches under his given name, Anthony Benedetto.
- Prince Charles has a passion for painting watercolors. In 2013, he created an online display of his work entitled Life in Pictures.
- Jane Seymour is a painter and sculptor. Discussing her love of painting, Seymour said, "I want to capture those moments and images that impact me emotionally and create a memory. Painting is very therapeutic too and once I start it's impossible to stop; I get lost in the process and go into another world."