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Famous Still Life Artists

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A list of the most famous still life artists with names and images of their masterpieces. These painters bring life to the most inanimate objects, using intense color palettes and great skill. Still life artists often placed religious symbolism within their artwork, which for the most part can't be seen at first glance. These famous still life artists are best known for their work with inanimate objects and have great skill in turning an ordinary scene into a still life masterpiece.

Still life painters are known to play with the composition of objects and negative space to develop certain looks to their work. While early still life work usually had religious themes and tones, some modern still life artists break the two-dimensional boundary and add graphic elements to their work. 

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    Juan Sánchez Cotán (June 25, 1560 – September 8, 1627) was a Spanish Baroque painter, a pioneer of realism in Spain. His still lifes—also called bodegones—were painted in an austere style, especially when compared to similar works in the Netherlands and Italy....  more
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    Georg Flegel (1566 Olomouc – 23 March 1638, Frankfurt-am-Main) was a German painter, best known for his still life works....  more
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    Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder (18 January 1573 – 1621) was a still life painter of the Dutch Golden Age....  more
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    Floris van Dyck, also called Floris van Dijck or Floris Claesz. van Dyck (c.1575 – before 26 April 1651) was a Dutch Golden Age still life painter....  more