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List of famous painters, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top painters in the world? This includes the most prominent painters, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable painters is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic painters 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 painters.

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From reputable, prominent, and well known painters to the lesser known painters of today, these are some of the best professionals in the painter field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous painters ever?" and "What are the names of famous painters?" then you're in the right place. (1630 items)
Lucy Liu is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Painters
Lucy Alexis Liu is an American actress, model, artist, and occasional producer and director. She became known for playing the role of the vicious and ill-mannered Ling Woo in the television ...more
Winston Churchill is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Painters
Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, DL, FRS, RA was a British politician who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. Widely ...more
Corey Haim is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Painters
Corey Ian Haim was a Canadian actor, known for a 1980s Hollywood career as a teen idol. He starred in a number of films, such as Lucas, Silver Bullet, Murphy's Romance, License to Drive, and ...more
Viggo Mortensen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Painters
Viggo Peter Mortensen, Jr. is a Danish American actor, poet, musician, photographer and painter. He made his film debut in Peter Weir's 1985 thriller Witness, and subsequently appeared in many ...more
Jared Leto is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Painters
Jared Leto is an American actor, singer, songwriter, and director. After starting his career with television appearances in the early 1990s, Leto achieved recognition for his role as Jordan ...more
Leonardo da Vinci is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Painters
Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci was an Italian polymath, painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer. He is ...more
Andy Warhol is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Painters
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
Vincent van Gogh is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Painters
Vincent Willem van Gogh was a major Post-Impressionist painter. He was a Dutch artist whose work had a far-reaching influence on 20th-century art. His output includes portraits, self portraits, ...more
Salvador Dalí is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Painters
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
John Huston is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Painters
John Marcellus Huston was an American film director, screenwriter and actor. He wrote the screenplays for most of the 37 feature films he directed, many of which are today considered classics: ...more
Jonathan Winters is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Painters
Jonathan Harshman Winters III was an American comedian, actor, author, and artist. Beginning in 1960, Winters recorded many classic comedy albums for the Verve Records label. He also had records ...more
Jeff Hardy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Painters
Jeffrey Nero "Jeff" Hardy is an American professional wrestler, singer-songwriter, painter and musician who is currently signed to Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, He is also known for ...more
Michelangelo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Painters
Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, commonly known as Michelangelo, was an Italian sculptor, painter, architect, poet, and engineer of the High Renaissance who exerted an unparalleled ...more
Norman Reedus is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Painters
Mark Norman Reedus, better known as Norman Reedus, is an American model-turned-actor. He is most recognized for his role as Daryl Dixon. Reedus is also well known for his Prada clothing modeling ...more
Pablo Picasso is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Painters
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
Barbara Carrera is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Painters
Barbara Carrera is a Nicaraguan American film and television actress and former model. She is best known for her roles as Bond girl Fatima Blush in Never Say Never Again and as Angelica Nero on ...more
Teller is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Painters
Teller is an American magician, illusionist, actor, comedian, writer, director and usually silent half of the comedy magic duo Penn & Teller, along with Penn Jillette. Teller is an atheist, ...more
David Lynch is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Painters
David Keith Lynch is an American film director, television director, visual artist, musician, actor, and author. Known for his surrealist films, he has developed a unique cinematic style. The ...more
Jack Kerouac is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Painters
Jack Kerouac was an American novelist and poet. He is considered a literary iconoclast and, alongside William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg, a pioneer of the Beat Generation. Kerouac is ...more
Paul Sorvino is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Painters
Paul Anthony Sorvino is an American actor. He often portrays authority figures on both sides of the law, and is possibly best known for his roles as Paulie Cicero and Sgt. Phil Cerreta on the ...more
Heather Hunter is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Painters
Heather Keisha Hunter is an American former film actress, who is now a rap artist, painter, and author.
Derren Brown is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Painters
Derren Brown is an English illusionist, mentalist, trickster, hypnotist, painter, writer, and sceptic. He is known for his appearances in television specials, stage productions, and British ...more
Anthony Quinn is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Painters
Antonio Rodolfo Quinn Oaxaca, more commonly known as Anthony Quinn, was a Mexican American actor, as well as a painter and writer. He starred in numerous critically acclaimed and commercially ...more
Frida Kahlo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Painters
Frida Kahlo de Rivera was a Mexican painter who is best known for her self-portraits. Kahlo's life began and ended in Mexico City, in her home known as the Blue House. Her work has been ...more
Pier Paolo Pasolini is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Painters
Pier Paolo Pasolini was an Italian film director, poet, writer and intellectual. Pasolini distinguished himself as a poet, journalist, philosopher, novelist, playwright, filmmaker, newspaper and ...more