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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.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different people, like Winston Churchill and Leonardo da Vinci.

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. (1629 items)
Lucy Liu is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Painters
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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 series Ally McBeal, for which she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress ...more

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Winston Churchill is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Painters
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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 regarded as one of the greatest wartime leaders of the 20th century, Churchill was also an officer in the ...more

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Corey Haim is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Painters
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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 Dream a Little Dream. His best-known role was alongside Corey Feldman in The Lost Boys, which made Haim a ...more

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Viggo Mortensen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Painters
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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 notable films of the 1990s, including The Indian Runner, Carlito's Way, Crimson Tide, Daylight, The ...more

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