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List of famous Trompe l'oeil artists, with images, bios, and information about their notable works. All the greatest artists associated with the Trompe l'oeil movement are included here, along with clickable names for more details on that particular painter or sculptor. These notable Trompe l'oeil period artists are organized alphabetically, but you may sort this information by clicking any column. Every well-known or influential figure in this movement is listed below. You can use the artists in this list to create a new list, re-rank it to fit your views, then share it on Facebook, Twitter or any other social networks you belong to. Items on this list include Sara Watson and Aaron Bohrod. (6 items)

Aaron Bohrod was an American artist best known for his trompe-l'oeil still-life paintings. ...more

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Associated periods or movements: Regionalism, Social realism, Trompe-l'œil

Nationality: United States of America

Art Forms: Painting

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Ellery Kurtz is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Trompe L'oeil Artists
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1986: Vertical Horizons (GAS) (G-481) - Ellery Kurtz, artist Howard Wishnow, Project Coordinator. An art conservation experiment sent into outer space on board the Space Shuttle Columbia. The experiment was enclosed in a G.A.S. canister from Nasa and placed in the cargo bay on a special mounting. Included in the canister as part of the experiment were 4 original oil paintings by Ellery Kurtz and other artistic materials in order to evaluate the effects of spaceflight on fine art materials.  http://www.nytimes.com/1985/11/22/arts/art-people-ellery-kurtz-paintings-will-orbit-earth.htmlhttp://www.arsastronautica.com/article.php?news_id=8 ...more

Artworks: Space art

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Associated periods or movements: Trompe-l'œil, Photorealism

Nationality: United States of America

Art Forms: Painting

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Rainer Maria Latzke is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Trompe L'oeil Artists
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Rainer Maria Latzke


Rainer Maria Latzke is a German artist working in the field of Trompe l'oeil and mural painting. He is teaching at the Utah State University and is founder of the Institute of Frescography. Latzke is Honorary Professor of the Fudan University, Shanghai, Guest Professor of the Shanghai Institute of Visual Art and Master for Mural painting and Decorative Wall Art of the Beijing DeTao Masters Academy. Latzke is named by the Forbes magazine as one of the most influential painters of the 90´s decade and ranked by Artists Trade Union of Russia amongst the world-best artists of the last four centuries. He is a cousin of Poland´s wealthiest entrepreneur Jan Kulczyk. ...more

Birthplace: Germany

Associated periods or movements: Surrealism, Italian Renaissance, Renaissance, Trompe-l'œil

Nationality: Germany

Art Forms: Mural, Painting

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Joanne Gair


Joanne "Kiwi Jo" or "Kiwi Joe" Gair is a New Zealand-born and raised make-up artist and body painter whose body paintings have been featured in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue from 1999 to the most recent edition. She is considered the world's leading trompe-l'œil body painter and make-up artist, and she became famous with a Vanity Fair Demi's Birthday Suit cover of Demi Moore in a body painting in 1992. Her Disappearing Model was featured on the highest rated episode of Ripley's Believe It or Not. She is the daughter of George Gair. In addition to achieving pop culture prominence and respect in the fashion and art worlds starting with her body painting of Demi Moore, she is an ...more

Artworks: Demi's Birthday Suit

Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand

Associated periods or movements: Trompe-l'œil

Nationality: New Zealand