READ
68.3k readers

List of Famous Visual Artists

Updated June 8, 2017 68.3k views440 items

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

A list made up of people like Alexander McQueen and David Lynch.

From reputable, prominent, and well known visual artists to the lesser known visual artists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the visual artist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous visual artists ever?" and "What are the names of famous visual artists?" then you're in the right place. {#nodes}
...more
  • David Keith Lynch (born January 20, 1946) is an American filmmaker, painter, musician, actor,...  more

    More David Lynch 

    26 David Lynch Memes You'll Only Appreciate If You Like David Lynch#13 of 250 The Greatest Living Directors, Ranked

  • Lee Alexander McQueen, CBE (17 March 1969 – 11 February 2010) was a British fashion designer...  more

    More Alexander McQueen 

    #18 of 154 The Most Influential People in Fashion#4 of 69 The Most Influential Fashion Designers Of All Time

  • John Michael Stipe (born January 4, 1960) is an American singer-songwriter and was the lead...  more

    More Michael Stipe 

    #126 of 185 The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like#206 of 316 The Greatest Singers of the Past 30 Years

  • John Milton Cage Jr. (September 5, 1912 – August 12, 1992) was an American composer, music...  more

    More John Cage 

    #287 of 368 The Best Classical Composers#317 of 525 Which Artist Would You Bring Back From The Dead To Write One More Song?

  • Brian Peter George St John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno, RDI (; born Brian Peter George Eno, 15...  more

    More Brian Eno 

    The Best Brian Eno Albums of All Time#525 of 1,728 The Best Rock Bands of All Time

  • Victor Marie Hugo (French: [viktɔʁ maʁi yɡo] (listen); 26 February 1802 – 22 May 1885) was a...  more

    More Victor Hugo 

    The Best Victor Hugo Quotes#8 of 1,172 The Best Writers of All Time

  • Janet Gaynor (born Laura Augusta Gainor; October 6, 1906 – September 14, 1984) was an American...  more

    More Janet Gaynor 

    #840 of 1,883 The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History#74 of 76 The Best Actresses to Ever Win Oscars for Best Actress

  • Grace Barnett Wing Slick (born October 30, 1939) is an American singer-songwriter, musician,...  more

    More Grace Slick 

    #81 of 489 The Best Rock Vocalists#550 of 739 The Best Singers Of All Time

  • Clive Barker (born 5 October 1952) is an English writer, film director, and visual artist....  more
  • Francis Bacon (28 October 1909 – 28 April 1992) was an Irish-born British figurative painter...  more

    More Francis Bacon 

    #12 of 22 Weird Personal Quirks of Historical Artists#5 of 40 The Best LGBTQ+ Painters Of All Time

  • John Joseph Lydon (born 31 January 1956), also known by his stage name Johnny Rotten, is an...  more

    More John Lydon 

    #198 of 227 The Greatest Living Rock Songwriters#1214 of 1,355 The Greatest Minds of All Time

  • John Samuel Waters Jr. (born April 22, 1946) is an American film director, screenwriter,...  more

    More John Waters 

    #85 of 120 The Best Comedy Directors in Film History#668 of 904 Celebrity Death Pool 2021

  • Mathangi Arulpragasam (born 18 July 1975), better known as M.I.A., is an English rapper,...  more

    More M.I.A. 

    #87 of 198 The Greatest New Female Vocalists of the Past 10 Years#222 of 235 The Greatest Rappers Of All Time

  • Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris, who was better known as Le Corbusier, was a Swiss-French...  more
  • Malcolm Robert Andrew McLaren (22 January 1946 – 8 April 2010) was an English impresario,...  more
  • Michael Kenji Shinoda (, born February 11, 1977) is an American musician, singer, songwriter,...  more

    More Mike Shinoda 

    #86 of 114 The Best Asian Rappers of All Time#151 of 187 The Best Rappers From Los Angeles

  • Oscar Ribeiro de Almeida Niemeyer Soares Filho, known as Oscar Niemeyer, was a Brazilian...  more
  • Gregory Jacobs (August 25, 1963 – April 22, 2021), known professionally as Shock G (and his...  more

    More Shock G 

    #184 of 232 The Best New York Rappers#58 of 131 The Best West Coast Rappers

  • Anohni (styled as ANOHNI; born Antony Hegarty, October 24, 1971) is an English-born singer,...  more
  • Dimitris Papaioannou (Greek: Δημήτρης Παπαϊωάννου; born 21 June 1964) is a Greek experimental...  more
  • Grayson Perry (born 24 March 1960) is an English contemporary artist. He is known for his...  more
  • Brandon Charles Boyd (born February 15, 1976) is an American singer, songwriter, musician,...  more

    More Brandon Boyd 

    #207 of 272 The Sexiest Musical Artists of All Time#139 of 200 The Ages of 200 Rock Stars

  • Buffy Sainte-Marie

    Buffy Sainte-Marie, OC (born Beverly Sainte-Marie, c. February 20, 1941) is a...  more

    More 

    #1387 of 1,891 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time#307 of 602 The Best Female Vocalists Ever

  • Guy Berkeley "Berke" Breathed (; born June 21, 1957) is an American cartoonist, children's...  more
  • Peter Fuller

    Peter Michael Fuller was a British art critic and magazine editor who was educated at Epsom...  more