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List of famous Rococo artists, with images, bios, and information about their notable works. All the greatest artists associated with the Rococo movement are included here, along with clickable names for more details on that particular painter or sculptor. These notable Rococo period artists are organized by popularity, so the best artists are at the top of the list. If you think the best Rococo artist isn't as high as they should be then be sure to give them an upvote.

This list below has everything from Henrietta Johnston to Giovanni Battista Tiepolo.

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Jean-Honoré Fragonard is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Rococo Artists
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Jean-Honoré Fragonard was a French painter and printmaker whose late Rococo manner was distinguished by remarkable facility, exuberance, and hedonism. One of the most prolific artists active in the last decades of the Ancien Régime, Fragonard produced more than 550 paintings, of which only five are dated. Among his most popular works are genre paintings conveying an atmosphere of intimacy and veiled eroticism. ...more on Wikipedia

Artworks: Portrait of a Man, The Bathers, The Bolt, The Swing, The Beloved Child, + more

Birthplace: Grasse, France

Associated periods or movements: Rococo

Nationality: France

Art Forms: Painting, Drawing

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François Boucher is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Rococo Artists
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François Boucher


François Boucher was a French painter in the Rococo style. Boucher is known for his idyllic and voluptuous paintings on classical themes, decorative allegories, and pastoral scenes. He was perhaps the most celebrated painter and decorative artist of the 18th century. He also painted several portraits of his patroness, Madame de Pompadour. ...more on Wikipedia

Artworks: The Toilet of Venus, Portrait of Marie-Louise O'Murphy, Are They Thinking about the Grape?, The Breakfast

Birthplace: Paris, France

Associated periods or movements: Rococo

Nationality: France

Art Forms: Painting

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Giovanni Battista Tiepolo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Rococo Artists
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Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, also known as Gianbattista or Giambattista Tiepolo, was an Italian painter and printmaker from the Republic of Venice. He was prolific, and worked not only in Italy, but also in Germany and Spain. Successful from the beginning of his career, he has been described by Michael Levey as "the greatest decorative painter of eighteenth-century Europe, as well as its most able craftsman." ...more on Wikipedia

Artworks: Madonna and Child with Saints Dominic and Hyacinth, Armida Abandoned by Rinaldo, Rinaldo and Armida in Her Garden, Rinaldo Enchanted by Armida, A Seated Man and a Girl with a Pitcher, + more

Birthplace: Venice, Scorzè, Italy

Associated periods or movements: Baroque, Rococo

Nationality: Italy

Art Forms: Fresco, Painting, Drawing

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Jean-Antoine Watteau is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Rococo Artists
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Jean-Antoine Watteau


Jean-Antoine Watteau, better known as Antoine Watteau, was a French painter whose brief career spurred the revival of interest in colour and movement, as seen in the tradition of Correggio and Rubens. He revitalized the waning Baroque style, shifting it to the less severe, more naturalistic, less formally classical Rococo. Watteau is credited with inventing the genre of fêtes galantes, scenes of bucolic and idyllic charm, suffused with a theatrical air. Some of his best known subjects were drawn from the world of Italian comedy and ballet. ...more on Wikipedia

Artworks: The Embarkation for Cythera, The Dreamer (La Rveuse), Pierrot, L'Enseigne de Gersaint, Fte champtre (Pastoral Gathering)

Birthplace: Valenciennes, France

Associated periods or movements: Rococo

Nationality: France

Art Forms: Painting, Drawing

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