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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
Lucy Liu 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
Winston Churchill 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 Haim 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 Mortensen 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 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 da Vinci 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 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 van Gogh 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 Dalí 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 Huston 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 Winters 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
Jeff Hardy 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 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
Norman Reedus Mark Norman Reedus, better known as Norman Reedus, is an American model-turned-actor. He is most recognized for his role as Daryl Dixon in the The Walking Dead, an AMC television horror drama ...more

Pablo Picasso is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Painters
Pablo Picasso 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 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 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 Lynch 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 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 Sorvino 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, a portrayal of Paul Vario in ...more

Heather Hunter is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Painters
Heather Hunter Heather Keisha Hunter is an American former pornographic 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 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
Anthony Quinn 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 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 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

Matthew Gray Gubler is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Painters
Matthew Gray Gubler Matthew Gray Gubler is an American actor, director, fashion model, painter and filmmaker. He is best known for his role as criminal profiler Dr. Spencer Reid in the CBS television show Criminal ...more

August Strindberg is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Painters
August Strindberg Johan August Strindberg was a Swedish playwright, novelist, poet, essayist and painter. A prolific writer who often drew directly on his personal experience, Strindberg's career spanned four ...more

Billy Dee Williams is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Painters
Billy Dee Williams William December "Billy Dee" Williams, Jr. is an American actor, artist, singer, and writer best known for his role as Lando Calrissian in the Star Wars film franchise, as well as ...more

Sarah McLachlan is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Painters
Sarah McLachlan Sarah Ann McLachlan, OC, OBC is a Canadian musician, singer, songwriter, and pianist. Known for her emotional ballads and mezzo-soprano vocal range, as of 2009, she has sold over 40 million ...more

Jack Palance is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Painters
Jack Palance Jack Palance was an American actor. During half a century of film and television appearances, Palance was nominated for three Academy Awards, all for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, winning in ...more

Janet Gaynor is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Painters
Janet Gaynor Janet Gaynor was an American film, stage and television actress and painter. Gaynor began her career as an extra in shorts and silent films. After signing with Fox Film Corporation in 1926, she ...more

Claude Monet is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Painters
Claude Monet Oscar-Claude Monet was a founder of French Impressionist painting, and the most consistent and prolific practitioner of the movement's philosophy of expressing one's perceptions before nature, ...more

Federico García Lorca is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Painters
Federico García Lorca Federico del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús García Lorca, known as Federico García Lorca was a Spanish poet, playwright, and theatre director. García Lorca achieved ...more

Elke Sommer is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Painters
Elke Sommer Elke Sommer, born Elke Baronesse von Schletz, is a German actress, entertainer and artist.

Lauren Storm is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Painters
Lauren Storm Lauren Marlene Storm is an American actress. She is perhaps best known for her role as Taylor Hagan in the television series Flight 29 Down and as Teresa Kilmer in the 2009 film I Love You, Beth ...more

Jack Kevorkian is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Painters
Jack Kevorkian Jacob "Jack" Kevorkian, was an American pathologist, euthanasia activist, painter, author, composer, and instrumentalist. He is best known for publicly championing a terminal patient's ...more

Jemima Kirke is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Painters
Jemima Kirke Jemima Kirke is an actress.

Joni Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Painters
Joni Mitchell Roberta Joan "Joni" Mitchell, CC, is a Canadian singer-songwriter and painter. Mitchell began singing in small nightclubs in Saskatchewan and Western Canada and then busking in the ...more

Cecil Beaton is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Painters
Cecil Beaton Sir Cecil Walter Hardy Beaton CBE was an English fashion, portrait and war photographer, diarist, painter, interior designer and an Academy Award–winning stage and costume designer for films and ...more

Gus Van Sant is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Painters
Gus Van Sant Gus Green Van Sant, Jr. is an American film director, screenwriter, painter, photographer, musician and author. He is a two-time nominee of the Academy Award for Best Director—for the drama Good ...more

Raphael is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Painters
Raphael Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino, known as Raphael, was an Italian painter and architect of the High Renaissance. His work is admired for its clarity of form, ease of composition, and visual ...more

Rembrandt is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Painters
Rembrandt Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn was a Dutch painter and etcher. He is generally considered one of the greatest painters and printmakers in European art and the most important in Dutch history. ...more

Grace Slick is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Painters
Grace Slick Grace Slick is an American singer, songwriter, artist, and former model, best known as one of the lead singers of the rock groups The Great Society, Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, and ...more

Joan Snyder is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Painters
Joan Snyder Joan Snyder is an American painter from New York. She is a MacArthur Fellow and a Guggenheim Fellow. Her paintings have been exhibited at several museums, including the de Saisset Museum and the ...more

Holly Johnson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Painters
Holly Johnson Holly Johnson is an English artist, musician and writer, best known as the lead vocalist of Frankie Goes to Hollywood, who achieved huge commercial success in the mid-1980s. Prior to that, in ...more

Fred Gwynne is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Painters
Fred Gwynne Frederick Hubbard "Fred" Gwynne was an American actor. Gwynne was best known for his roles in the 1960s sitcoms Car 54, Where Are You? and The Munsters, as well as his later roles in ...more

Jean-Michel Basquiat is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Painters
Jean-Michel Basquiat Jean-Michel Basquiat was an American artist, musician, and producer. He first achieved notoriety as part of SAMO, an informal graffiti group who wrote enigmatic epigrams in the cultural hotbed ...more

Clive Barker is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Painters
Clive Barker Clive Barker is an English writer, film director, and visual artist best known for his work in both fantasy and horror fiction. Barker came to prominence in the mid-1980s with a series of short ...more

Samuel Morse is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Painters
Samuel Morse Samuel Finley Breese Morse was an American painter and inventor. After having established his reputation as a portrait painter, in his middle age Morse contributed to the invention of a ...more

Enrique Granados is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Painters
Enrique Granados Enrique Granados Campiña was a Spanish pianist and composer of classical music. His music is in a uniquely Spanish style and, as such, is representative of musical nationalism.