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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.
Andy Warhol is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Printmakers
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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 advertisement that flourished by the 1960s. After a successful career as a commercial illustrator, Warhol became a renowned and sometimes controversial artist. The Andy Warhol Museum in his native city, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, holds an extensive permanent collection of art and archives. It is the largest museum in the United States dedicated to a single artist. Warhol's art used many types of media, including hand drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, silk screening, sculpture, film, and music. ...more

Age: Died at 59 (1928-1987)

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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Pablo Picasso is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Printmakers
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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 of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century, he is known for co-founding the Cubist movement, the invention of constructed sculpture, the co-invention of collage, and for the wide variety of styles that he helped develop and explore. Among his most famous works are the proto-Cubist Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, and Guernica, a portrayal of the Bombing of Guernica by the German and Italian airforces at the behest of the Spanish nationalist government during the Spanish Civil ...more

Age: Died at 92 (1881-1973)

Birthplace: Málaga, Spain

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William Blake is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Printmakers
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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 Romantic Age. His prophetic poetry has been said to form "what is in proportion to its merits the least read body of poetry in the English language". His visual artistry led one contemporary art critic to proclaim him "far and away the greatest artist Britain has ever produced". In 2002, Blake was placed at number 38 in the BBC's poll of the 100 Greatest Britons. Although he lived in London his entire life, he produced a diverse and symbolically rich oeuvre, which embraced the imagination as "the body ...more

Age: Died at 70 (1757-1827)

Birthplace: Soho, London, United Kingdom

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Gloria Stuart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Printmakers
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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 stock on both coasts. Her career in the movies spanned from 1932 to 2004—with a twenty-nine year break. Her iconic film role was the 100-year-old elder Rose Dawson in James Cameron's 1997 film Titanic, for which she received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Receiving her nomination at eighty-seven, she is the oldest person ever nominated for an Academy Award for acting. ...more

Age: Died at 100 (1910-2010)

Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States of America

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