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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
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Winston Churchill is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Painters
Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965) was a British politician, army officer, and writer. He was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945, when ...more
Corey Haim is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Painters
Corey Ian Haim (December 23, 1971 – March 10, 2010) 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, ...more
Viggo Mortensen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Painters
Viggo Peter Mortensen Jr. (; Danish: [viːko ˈmɒːtn̩sn̩]; born October 20, 1958) is a Danish-American actor, author, musician, photographer, poet, and painter. Born in New York to a Danish father ...more
Jared Leto is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Painters
Jared Joseph Leto (; born December 26, 1971) is an American actor, singer, songwriter, and director. After starting his career with television appearances in the early 1990s, Leto achieved ...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 (Dutch: [ˈvɪnsɛnt ˈʋɪləm vɑŋ ˈɣɔx] (listen); 30 March 1853 – 29 July 1890) was a Dutch post-impressionist painter who is among the most famous and influential figures in ...more
Salvador Dalí is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Painters
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
John Huston is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Painters
John Marcellus Huston (; August 5, 1906 – August 28, 1987) was an American film director, screenwriter, and actor. Huston was a citizen of the United States by birth but renounced U.S. ...more
Jonathan Winters is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Painters
Jonathan Harshman Winters III (November 11, 1925 – April 11, 2013) was an American comedian, actor, author, television host, and artist. Beginning in 1960, Winters recorded many classic comedy ...more
Jeff Hardy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Painters
Jeffrey Nero Hardy (born August 31, 1977) is an American professional wrestler, singer-songwriter, painter, and musician. He is currently signed to WWE, where he performs on the SmackDown brand. ...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
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Pablo Picasso is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Painters
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
Barbara Carrera is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Painters
Barbara Carrera (born Barbara Kingsbury; December 31, 1945) is a Nicaraguan American film and television actress and former model. She is known for her roles as SPECTRE assassin Fatima Blush in ...more
Teller is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Painters
Teller
Teller (born Raymond Joseph Teller on February 14, 1948) is an American magician, illusionist, writer, actor, painter, and film director. He is half of the comedy magic duo Penn & Teller, ...more
David Lynch is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Painters
David Keith Lynch (born January 20, 1946) is an American filmmaker, painter, musician, actor, and photographer. He is best known for the acclaimed films Blue Velvet (1986) and Mulholland Drive ...more
Jack Kerouac is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Painters
Jack Kerouac (; born Jean-Louis Kérouac (though he called himself Jean-Louis Lebris de Kérouac); March 12, 1922 – October 21, 1969) was an American novelist and poet of ...more
Paul Sorvino is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Painters
Paul Anthony Sorvino (, Italian: [sorˈviːno]; born April 13, 1939) is an American actor, opera singer, businessman, writer, and sculptor. He often portrays authority figures on both sides of the ...more
Heather Hunter is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Painters
Heather Hunter
Heather Keisha Hunter (born October 1, 1969) (nicknamed Double H) 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 (born 27 February 1971) is an English mentalist, illusionist, and author. Since his television debut with Derren Brown: Mind Control in 2000, Brown has produced several other shows ...more
Anthony Quinn is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Painters
Antonio Rodolfo Quinn Oaxaca (April 21, 1915 – June 3, 2001), known as Anthony Quinn, was a Mexican-Irish-American actor, painter, writer and film director. He starred in numerous critically ...more
Frida Kahlo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Painters
Frida Kahlo (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈfɾiða ˈkalo]; born Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderón; 6 July 1907 – 13 July 1954) was a Mexican painter known for her many portraits, ...more
Pier Paolo Pasolini is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Painters
Pier Paolo Pasolini (Italian: [ˌpjɛr ˈpaːolo pazoˈliːni]; 5 March 1922 – 2 November 1975) was an Italian film director, poet, writer, and intellectual, who also distinguished himself as an ...more