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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

    Andy Warhol

    Dec. at 59 (1928-1987)

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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    Pablo Picasso is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Printmakers

    Pablo Picasso

    Dec. at 92 (1881-1973)

    BirthplaceMálaga, Spain

    Pablo Ruiz Picasso (UK: , US: , Spanish: [ˈpaβlo piˈkaso]; 25 October 1881 – 8 April 1973) was... more on Wikipedia

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    William Blake is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Printmakers

    William Blake

    Dec. at 70 (1757-1827)

    BirthplaceSoho, London, United Kingdom

    William Blake (28 November 1757 – 12 August 1827) was an English poet, painter, and... more on Wikipedia

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    Gloria Stuart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Printmakers

    Gloria Stuart

    Dec. at 100 (1910-2010)

    BirthplaceSanta Monica, California, United States of America

    Gloria Frances Stuart (née Gloria Stewart; July 4, 1910 – September 26, 2010) was an... more on Wikipedia

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

    BirthplaceAugusta, Georgia, United States of America

    Jasper Johns (born May 15, 1930) is an American painter, sculptor and printmaker whose work is... more on Wikipedia

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    Francisco Goya is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Printmakers

    Francisco Goya

    Dec. at 82 (1746-1828)

    BirthplaceFuendetodos, Spain

    Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (; Spanish: [fɾanˈθisko xoˈse ðe ˈɣoʝa i luˈθjentes]; 30... more on Wikipedia

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    Winslow Homer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Printmakers

    Winslow Homer

    Dec. at 74 (1836-1910)

    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts

    Winslow Homer (February 24, 1836 – September 29, 1910) was an American landscape painter and... more on Wikipedia

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    J. M. W. Turner is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Printmakers

    J. M. W. Turner

    Dec. at 76 (1775-1851)

    BirthplaceCovent Garden, London, England

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    Auguste Rodin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Printmakers

    Auguste Rodin

    Dec. at 77 (1840-1917)

    BirthplaceParis, France

    François-Auguste-René Rodin, known as Auguste Rodin, was a French sculptor. Although Rodin is... more on Wikipedia
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    Edward Hopper is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Printmakers

    Edward Hopper

    Dec. at 85 (1882-1967)

    BirthplaceNyack, New York

    Edward Hopper (July 22, 1882 – May 15, 1967) was an American realist painter and printmaker.... more on Wikipedia
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    Mark Rothko is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Printmakers

    Mark Rothko

    Dec. at 67 (1903-1970)

    BirthplaceDaugavpils, Latvia

    Mark Rothko was an American painter of Russian Jewish descent. He is generally identified as... more on Wikipedia
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    Henri Matisse is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Printmakers

    Henri Matisse

    Dec. at 85 (1869-1954)

    BirthplaceLe Cateau-Cambrésis, France

    Henri Émile Benoît Matisse (French: [ɑ̃ʁi emil bənwɑ matis]; 31 December 1869 – 3 November... more on Wikipedia

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    Paul Gauguin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Printmakers

    Paul Gauguin

    Dec. at 55 (1848-1903)

    BirthplaceParis, France

    Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin (UK: , US: ; French: [øʒɛn ɑ̃ʁi pɔl ɡoɡɛ̃]; 7 June 1848 – 8 May... more on Wikipedia
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    Salvador Dalí is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Printmakers

    Salvador Dalí

    Dec. at 85 (1904-1989)

    BirthplaceSpain, Figueres

    Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, 1st Marquis of Dalí de Púbol (11 May 1904 –... more on Wikipedia
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    Robert Rauschenberg is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Printmakers

    Robert Rauschenberg

    Dec. at 83 (1925-2008)

    BirthplacePort Arthur, Texas, United States of America

    Milton Ernest "Robert" Rauschenberg (October 22, 1925 – May 12, 2008) was an American painter... more on Wikipedia
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    Roy Lichtenstein is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Printmakers

    Roy Lichtenstein

    Dec. at 74 (1923-1997)

    BirthplaceManhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

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    Camille Pissarro is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Printmakers

    Camille Pissarro

    Dec. at 73 (1830-1903)

    BirthplaceCharlotte Amalie, Saint Thomas, United States Virgin Islands, United States, with Territories

    Camille Pissarro ( piss-AR-oh, French: [kamij pisaʁo]; 10 July 1830 – 13 November 1903) was a... more on Wikipedia

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    Giovanni Battista Tiepolo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Printmakers

    Giovanni Battista Tiepolo

    Dec. at 74 (1696-1770)

    BirthplaceVenice, Scorzè, Italy

    Giovanni Battista Tiepolo ( tee-EP-ə-loh, Italian: [dʒoˈvanni batˈtista ˈtjɛːpolo]; March 5,... more on Wikipedia

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    Claire Van Vliet is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Printmakers

    Claire Van Vliet

    Age: 87

    BirthplaceOttawa, Canada

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    Don Freeman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Printmakers

    Don Freeman

    Dec. at 70 (1908-1978)

    BirthplaceSan Diego, California

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    Arman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Printmakers


    Dec. at 77 (1928-2005)

    BirthplaceNice, France

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    Robert Motherwell is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Printmakers

    Robert Motherwell

    Dec. at 76 (1915-1991)

    BirthplaceAberdeen, Washington

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    Elizabeth Murray is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Printmakers

    Elizabeth Murray

    Dec. at 67 (1940-2007)

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

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    Jules Olitski is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Printmakers

    Jules Olitski

    Dec. at 85 (1922-2007)

    BirthplaceShchors, Ukraine

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    William Hogarth is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Printmakers

    William Hogarth

    Dec. at 67 (1697-1764)

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

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