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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)

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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)

Birthplace: Málaga, Spain

Pablo Ruiz Picasso (UK: , US: , Spanish: [ˈpaβlo piˈkaso]; 25 October 1881 – 8 April 1973) was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright who spent ...more

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William Blake is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Printmakers
Dec. at 70 (1757-1827)

Birthplace: Soho, London, United Kingdom

William Blake (28 November 1757 – 12 August 1827) was an English poet, painter, and printmaker. Largely unrecognised during his lifetime, Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history ...more

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Gloria Stuart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Printmakers
Dec. at 100 (1910-2010)

Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States of America

Gloria Frances Stuart (née Gloria Stewart; July 4, 1910 – September 26, 2010) was an American actress, visual artist, and activist. She was initially known for her roles in Pre-Code ...more

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Jasper Johns is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Printmakers
Age: 88

Birthplace: Augusta, Georgia, United States of America

Jasper Johns (born May 15, 1930) is an American painter, sculptor and printmaker whose work is associated with abstract expressionism, Neo-Dada, and pop art. He is well known for his depictions ...more

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Francisco Goya is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Printmakers
Dec. at 82 (1746-1828)

Birthplace: Fuendetodos, Spain

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (; Spanish: [fɾanˈθisko xoˈse ðe ˈɣoʝa i luˈθjentes]; 30 March 1746 – 16 April 1828) was a Spanish romantic painter and printmaker. He is considered ...more
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Winslow Homer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Printmakers
Dec. at 74 (1836-1910)

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts

Winslow Homer (February 24, 1836 – September 29, 1910) was an American landscape painter and printmaker, best known for his marine subjects. He is considered one of the foremost painters in ...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)

Birthplace: Covent Garden, London, England

Joseph Mallord William Turner (23 April 1775 – 19 December 1851), known contemporarily as William Turner, was an English Romantic painter, printmaker and watercolourist. He is known for his ...more
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Auguste Rodin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Printmakers
Dec. at 77 (1840-1917)

Birthplace: Paris, France

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)

Birthplace: Nyack, New York

Edward Hopper (July 22, 1882 – May 15, 1967) was an American realist painter and printmaker. While he is best known for his oil paintings, he was equally proficient as a watercolorist and ...more
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Mark Rothko is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Printmakers
Dec. at 67 (1903-1970)

Birthplace: Daugavpils, Latvia

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)

Birthplace: Le Cateau-Cambrésis, France

Henri Émile Benoît Matisse (French: [ɑ̃ʁi emil bənwɑ matis]; 31 December 1869 – 3 November 1954) was a French artist, known for both his use of colour and his fluid and original ...more

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Paul Gauguin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Printmakers
Dec. at 55 (1848-1903)

Birthplace: Paris, France

Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin (UK: , US: ; French: [øʒɛn ɑ̃ʁi pɔl ɡoɡɛ̃]; 7 June 1848 – 8 May 1903) was a French post-Impressionist artist. Unappreciated until after his death, Gauguin ...more

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Salvador Dalí is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Printmakers
Dec. at 85 (1904-1989)

Birthplace: Europe, Catalonia, Province of Girona, Southern Europe, Spain, + more

Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, 1st Marquis of Dalí de Púbol (11 May 1904 – 23 January 1989), known professionally as Salvador Dalí (, ...more

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Robert Rauschenberg is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Printmakers
Dec. at 83 (1925-2008)

Birthplace: Port Arthur, Texas, United States of America

Milton Ernest "Robert" Rauschenberg (October 22, 1925 – May 12, 2008) was an American painter and graphic artist whose early works anticipated the pop art movement. Rauschenberg is ...more

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Roy Lichtenstein is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Printmakers
Dec. at 74 (1923-1997)

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

Roy Fox Lichtenstein (; October 27, 1923 – September 29, 1997) was an American pop artist. During the 1960s, along with Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, and James Rosenquist among others, he became a ...more

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Camille Pissarro is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Printmakers
Dec. at 73 (1830-1903)

Birthplace: Charlotte Amalie, Saint Thomas, United States Virgin Islands, United States, with Territories, + more

Camille Pissarro ( piss-AR-oh, French: [kamij pisaʁo]; 10 July 1830 – 13 November 1903) was a Danish-French Impressionist and Neo-Impressionist painter born on the island of St Thomas (now in ...more

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

Birthplace: Venice, Scorzè, Italy

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo ( tee-EP-ə-loh, Italian: [dʒoˈvanni batˈtista ˈtjɛːpolo]; March 5, 1696 – March 27, 1770), also known as Giambattista (or Gianbattista) Tiepolo, was an Italian painter ...more
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Claire Van Vliet is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Printmakers
Claire Van Vliet Age: 86

Birthplace: Ottawa, Canada

Claire Van Vliet (born 1933 in Ottawa, Ontario) is an artist, illustrator, and typographer who founded Janus Press in San Diego, California in 1955.
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Don Freeman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Printmakers
Dec. at 70 (1908-1978)

Birthplace: San Diego, California

Don Freeman (August 11, 1908 – January 1, 1978) was an American painter, printmaker, cartoonist, and an illustrator and writer of children's books. He was active from the 1930s to the 1970s and ...more
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Arman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Printmakers
Dec. at 77 (1928-2005)

Birthplace: Nice, France

Arman (November 17, 1928 – October 22, 2005) was a French-born American artist. Born Armand Fernandez in Nice, France, Arman was a painter who moved from using objects for the ink or paint ...more
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Robert Motherwell is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Printmakers
Dec. at 76 (1915-1991)

Birthplace: Aberdeen, Washington

Robert Motherwell (January 24, 1915 – July 16, 1991) was an American painter, printmaker, and editor. He was one of the youngest of the New York School, which also included Philip Guston, Willem ...more
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Elizabeth Murray is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Printmakers
Dec. at 67 (1940-2007)

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Elizabeth Murray (September 6, 1940 – August 12, 2007) was an American painter, printmaker and draughtsman. Her works are in many major public collections, including those of the Solomon R. ...more
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Jules Olitski is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Printmakers
Dec. at 85 (1922-2007)

Birthplace: Shchors, Ukraine

Jevel Demikovski (March 27, 1922 – February 4, 2007), known professionally as Jules Olitski, was an American 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)

Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

William Hogarth FRSA (; 10 November 1697 – 26 October 1764) was an English painter, printmaker, pictorial satirist, social critic, and editorial cartoonist. His work ranged from realistic ...more