Artists List of Famous Printmakers

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List of famous printmakers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top printmakers in the world? This includes the most prominent printmakers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable printmakers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic printmakers were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned printmakers.

A list made up of famous printmaking artists like Andy Warhol and William Blake. Featuring contemporary printmakers, lino artists, modern printmaking artists, and more, this list has it all. 

From reputable, prominent, and well known printmakers to the lesser known printmakers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the printmaker field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous printmakers ever?" and "What are the names of famous printmakers?" then you're in the right place.

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Andy Warhol is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Printmakers
Dec. at 59 (1928-1987) Andy Warhol was an American artist who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture and ...more

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Pablo Picasso is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Printmakers
Dec. at 92 (1881-1973) Pablo Ruiz y Picasso, also known as Pablo Picasso, was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright who spent most of his adult life in France. As one ...more

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William Blake is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Printmakers
Dec. at 70 (1757-1827) William Blake was an English painter, poet and printmaker. Largely unrecognised during his lifetime, Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of the poetry and visual arts of the ...more

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Gloria Stuart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Printmakers
Dec. at 100 (1910-2010) Gloria Stewart, known as Gloria Stuart, was an American actress and artist. Stuart began her acting career in the theater. In the 1930s and 1940s, she performed in little theater and summer ...more

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Jasper Johns is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Printmakers
age 87 Jasper Johns is an American painter and printmaker.

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Francisco Goya is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Printmakers
Dec. at 82 (1746-1828) Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes was a Spanish romantic painter and printmaker regarded both as the last of the Old Masters and the first of the moderns. Goya was court painter to the ...more

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Winslow Homer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Printmakers
Dec. at 74 (1836-1910) Winslow Homer was an American landscape painter and printmaker, best known for his marine subjects. He is considered one of the foremost painters in 19th-century America and a preeminent figure ...more

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J. M. W. Turner is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Printmakers
Dec. at 76 (1775-1851) Joseph Mallord William "J. M. W." Turner, RA was an English Romanticist landscape painter, water-colourist, and printmaker. Turner was considered a controversial figure in his day, but ...more

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Auguste Rodin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Printmakers
Dec. at 77 (1840-1917) François-Auguste-René Rodin, known as Auguste Rodin, was a French sculptor. Although Rodin is generally considered the progenitor of modern sculpture, he did not set out to rebel ...more

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Edward Hopper is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Printmakers
Dec. at 85 (1882-1967) Edward Hopper was a prominent American realist painter and printmaker. While he was most popularly known for his oil paintings, he was equally proficient as a watercolorist and printmaker in ...more

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Mark Rothko is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Printmakers
Dec. at 67 (1903-1970) Mark Rothko was an American painter of Russian Jewish descent. He is generally identified as an Abstract Expressionist. With Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning, he is one of the most famous ...more

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Henri Matisse is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Printmakers
Dec. at 85 (1869-1954) Henri-Émile-Benoît Matisse was a French artist, known for his use of colour and his fluid and original draughtsmanship. He was a draughtsman, printmaker, and sculptor, but is known ...more

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Paul Gauguin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Printmakers
Dec. at 55 (1848-1903) Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin was a French Post-Impressionist artist who was not well appreciated until after his death. Gauguin was later recognized for his experimental use of color and ...more

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Salvador Dalí is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Printmakers
Dec. at 85 (1904-1989) Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, 1st Marqués de Dalí de Pubol, known as Salvador Dalí, was a prominent Spanish surrealist painter born in ...more

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Robert Rauschenberg is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Printmakers
Dec. at 83 (1925-2008) Robert Rauschenberg did not originally set out to become an artist. Born in Texas in the 1920s, Rauschenberg grew up in a fairly strict and frugal Christian household. As a teenager, he hoped to ...more

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Roy Lichtenstein is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Printmakers
Dec. at 74 (1923-1997) Roy Fox Lichtenstein was an American pop artist. During the 1960s, along with Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, and James Rosenquist among others, he became a leading figure in the new art movement. ...more

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Camille Pissarro is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Printmakers
Dec. at 73 (1830-1903) Camille Pissarro was a Danish-French Impressionist and Neo-Impressionist painter born on the island of St Thomas. His importance resides in his contributions to both Impressionism and ...more

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Giovanni Battista Tiepolo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Printmakers
Dec. at 74 (1696-1770) 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, ...more

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Claire Van Vliet is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Printmakers
Claire Van Vliet age 85 Claire Van Vliet is a fine artist, illustrator and typographer who founded Janus Press in San Diego, California in 1955. Van Vliet received the Bachelor of Arts in 1952 from San Diego State ...more

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Don Freeman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Printmakers
Dec. at 70 (1908-1978) Don Freeman was an American painter, printmaker, cartoonist, and an illustrator and writer of children's books.

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Arman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Printmakers
Dec. at 77 (1928-2005) Arman was a French-born American artist. Born Armand Fernandez in Nice, France, Arman is a painter who moved from using objects for the ink or paint traces they leave to using them as the ...more

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Robert Motherwell is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Printmakers
Dec. at 76 (1915-1991) Robert Motherwell was an American painter, printmaker, and editor. He was one of the youngest of the New York School, which also included Philip Guston, Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, and ...more

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Elizabeth Murray is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Printmakers
Dec. at 67 (1940-2007) Elizabeth Murray was an American painter, printmaker and draughtsman. Her works are in many major public collections, including those of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Hirshhorn Museum ...more

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Jules Olitski is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Printmakers
Dec. at 85 (1922-2007) Jules Olitski was an American abstract painter, printmaker, and sculptor.

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William Hogarth is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Printmakers
Dec. at 67 (1697-1764) William Hogarth was an English painter, printmaker, pictorial satirist, social critic, and editorial cartoonist who has been credited with pioneering western sequential art. His work ranged from ...more

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Frank Stella is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Printmakers
age 81 Frank Stella is an American painter and printmaker, noted for his work in the areas of minimalism and post-painterly abstraction. Stella continues to live and work in New York.

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Xu Bing is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Printmakers
age 63 Xu Bing is a Chinese-born artist who lived in the United States for eighteen years. Currently residing in Beijing, he serves as the president of the Central Academy of Fine Arts. He is most ...more

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Wolf Huber is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Printmakers
Wolf Huber Dec. at 68 (1485-1553) Wolf Huber was an Austrian painter, printmaker, and architect, a leading member of the Danube School.

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Thomas Moran is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Printmakers
Dec. at 89 (1837-1926) Thomas Moran from Bolton, England was an American painter and printmaker of the Hudson River School in New York whose work often featured the Rocky Mountains. Moran and his family took residence ...more

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Peggy Bacon is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Printmakers
Dec. at 92 (1895-1987) Margaret Frances "Peggy" Bacon was an American printmaker, illustrator, painter and writer. Bacon was known for her humorous and ironic etchings and drawings, as well as for her ...more

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Larry Zox is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Printmakers
Dec. at 69 (1937-2006) Lawrence "Larry" Zox was an American painter and printmaker who is classified as an Abstract expressionist, Color Field painter and a Lyrical Abstractionist, although he did not ...more

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Betty Goodwin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Printmakers
Dec. at 85 (1923-2008) Betty Roodish Goodwin, OC was a Canadian printmaker, sculptor, painter, and installation artist.

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Ferenc Cakó is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Printmakers
age 67 Ferenc Cakó is a screewriter, film and television director.

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Doris Lee is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Printmakers
Dec. at 78 (1905-1983) Doris Emrick Lee was an American painter known for her figurative painting and printmaking. She won the Logan Medal of the Arts from the Chicago Art Institute in 1935. She is known as one of the ...more

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Édouard Vuillard is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Printmakers
Dec. at 72 (1868-1940) Edouard Vuillard (1868-1940) was a French painter and printmaker.

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Florence Este is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Printmakers
Dec. at 66 (1860-1926) Florence Esté (1860 - 1926) was an American painter and printmaker.

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Patrick Caulfield is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Printmakers
Dec. at 69 (1936-2005) Patrick Joseph Caulfield, CBE, RA, was an English painter and printmaker known for his bold canvases, which often incorporated elements of photorealism within a pared-down scene. Examples of his ...more

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Toimi Kiviharju is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Printmakers
Dec. at 63 (1912-1975) Toimi Kiviharju is an actor, painter, and printmaker.

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Jacques Villon is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Printmakers
Dec. at 88 (1875-1963) Jacques Villon was a French cubist painter and printmaker.

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Hans Holbein the Younger is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Printmakers
Dec. at 46 (1497-1543) Hans Holbein the Younger was a German artist and printmaker who worked in a Northern Renaissance style. He is best known as one of the greatest portraitists of the 16th century. He also produced ...more

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Ethel Gabain is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Printmakers
Dec. at 67 (1883-1950) Ethel Gabain was a French-English artist.

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Howard Hodgkin is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Printmakers
age 85 Sir Gordon Howard Eliot Hodgkin CH, CBE is a British painter and printmaker. His work is most often associated with abstraction.

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Melanie Yazzie is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Printmakers
age 52 Melanie Yazzie is a Navajo sculptor, painter and printmaker.

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John Walker is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Printmakers
John Walker age 78 John Walker is an English painter and printmaker. He has been called "one of the standout abstract painters of the last 50 years." Walker studied in Birmingham at the Moseley School of ...more

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Líviusz Gyulai is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Printmakers
Líviusz Gyulai age 80 Líviusz Gyulai is a Hungarian graphic artist, printmaker, illustrator.

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Eugene Higgins is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Printmakers
Dec. at 84 (1874-1958) Eugene Higgins (1874 - 1958) was an American social realist painter and printmaker.

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Rudolf Hausner is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Printmakers
Rudolf Hausner Dec. at 81 (1914-1995) Rudolf Hausner was an Austrian painter, draughtsman, printmaker and sculptor. Hausner has been described as a "psychic realist" and "the first psychoanalytical painter".

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Hiroshige is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Printmakers
Dec. at 61 (1797-1858) Utagawa Hiroshige, also Andō Hiroshige was a Japanese ukiyo-e artist, considered the last great master of that tradition. Hiroshige is best known for his landscapes, such as the series The ...more

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Barbara Rae is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Printmakers
age 74 Barbara Rae (1943 -) is a British painter.

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Jean-Honoré Fragonard is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Printmakers
Dec. at 74 (1732-1806) 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 ...more