List of the most famous portrait paintings in the world, listed as ranked by user votes with pictures of the art when available. The popular portrait paintings on this list are considered to be some of the most recognizable works of art on the planet, so save yourself a trip to the museum and check out this artwork from the comfort of your own home. Portrait is an extremely important genre in the art world, so it's no surprise that some of the most recognizable
Everything from Mona Lisa to Whistler's Mother is featured on this list, so cast your votes below.
This list answers the questions, "What are examples of portrait paintings?" and "What are the most famous portrait paintings?"