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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. (442 items)
David Lynch is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Visual Artists
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
Alexander McQueen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Visual Artists
Lee Alexander McQueen, CBE was a British fashion designer and couturier. He is known for having worked as chief designer at Givenchy from 1996 to 2001 and for founding his own Alexander McQueen ...more
Michael Stipe is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Visual Artists
John Michael Stipe is an American singer, lyricist, film producer and visual artist. He was the lead singer of the alternative rock band R.E.M. from their formation in 1980 until their ...more
John Cage is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Visual Artists
John Milton Cage Jr. was an American composer, music theorist, writer, and artist. A pioneer of indeterminacy in music, electroacoustic music, and non-standard use of musical instruments, Cage ...more
Brian Eno is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Visual Artists
Brian Peter George St. John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno, RDI, professionally known as Brian Eno or simply Eno, is an English musician, composer, record producer, singer, and visual artist, known ...more
Victor Hugo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Visual Artists
Victor Marie Hugo was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement. He is considered one of the greatest and best known French writers. In France, Hugo's literary fame comes ...more
Janet Gaynor is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Visual Artists
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
Grace Slick is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Visual Artists
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
Clive Barker is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Visual Artists
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
Francis Bacon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Visual Artists
Francis Bacon was an Irish-born British figurative painter known for his bold, emotionally charged and raw imagery. His painterly abstracted figures are typically isolated in glass or steel ...more
John Lydon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Visual Artists
John Joseph Lydon, also known by his former stage name Johnny Rotten, is an English singer, songwriter, and musician. He is the lead singer of the post-punk band Public Image Ltd, which he ...more
John Waters is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Visual Artists
John Samuel Waters Jr. is an American film director, screenwriter, actor, stand-up comedian, journalist, visual artist, and art collector, who rose to fame in the early 1970s for his ...more
M.I.A. is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Visual Artists
Mathangi "Maya" Arulpragasam, better known by her stage name M.I.A., is an English recording artist of Sri Lankan Tamil heritage. She is also a songwriter, painter and director. ...more
Le Corbusier is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Visual Artists
Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris, who was better known as Le Corbusier, was a Swiss-French architect, designer, painter, urban planner, writer, and one of the pioneers of what is now called ...more
Malcolm McLaren is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Visual Artists
Malcolm Robert Andrew McLaren was a British musician, impresario, visual artist, performer, clothes designer and boutique owner, notable for combining these activities in an inventive and ...more
Mike Shinoda is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Visual Artists
Michael Kenji "Mike" Shinoda LHD is an American musician, record producer, and artist. He co-founded Linkin Park in 1996 and is the band's rhythm guitarist, songwriter, keyboardist, ...more
Oscar Niemeyer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Visual Artists
Oscar Ribeiro de Almeida Niemeyer Soares Filho, known as Oscar Niemeyer, was a Brazilian architect who is considered to be one of the key figures in the development of modern architecture. ...more
Shock G is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Visual Artists
Humpty Hump is an actor and musician.
Anohni is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Visual Artists
Anohni (styled as ANOHNI; born Antony Hegarty, October 24, 1971) is an English-born singer, composer, and visual artist. She was formerly known as Antony, the lead singer of the band Antony and ...more
Dimitris Papaioannou is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Visual Artists
Dimitris Papaioannou is a Greek experimental theater stage director, choreographer and visual artist who drew media attention and acclaim with his creative direction of the Opening Ceremony of ...more
Grayson Perry is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Visual Artists
Grayson Perry, CBE is an English artist, known mainly for his ceramic vases and cross-dressing. Perry's vases have classical forms and are decorated in bright colours, depicting subjects at odds ...more
Brandon Boyd is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Visual Artists
Brandon Charles Boyd is an American musician, author, and visual artist. He is best known as the lead vocalist of the American rock band Incubus.
Buffy Sainte-Marie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Visual Artists
Buffy Sainte-Marie, OC is a Canadian-American Cree singer-songwriter, musician, composer, visual artist, educator, pacifist, and social activist. Throughout her career in all of these areas, her ...more
Berkeley Breathed is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Visual Artists
Guy Berkeley "Berke" Breathed is an American cartoonist, children's book author/illustrator, director and screenwriter, best known for Bloom County, a 1980s cartoon-comic strip that ...more
Peter Fuller is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Visual Artists
Peter Fuller
Peter Michael Fuller was a British art critic and magazine editor who was educated at Epsom College and Peterhouse, Cambridge. Fuller was born in 1947 in Damascus, Syria. In the early 1970s he ...more