What makes an artist important? The exact chemical equation varies in every case, but typically involves some combination of the skill and originality of their practice, a compelling biography, their presence in important gallery and museum exhibitions, art fairs, biennials, and auctions, and their popular appeal. The most influential artists hail from every period, school, and movement. They can be Old Masters like Canaletto and Pieter Bruegel, bon vivants who frequented Parisian cabarets like Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and Edouard Manet, or rigorous modernists like Piet Mondrian and Jasper Johns. All are indisputably important, but they took very different paths to entering the canon. 


More often than not, an engaging life story is key. Jean-Michel Basquiat, for instance, was hailed during his tragically short lifetime, but has grown in importance as collectors have sent the market for his work skyrocketing. His appeal to museumgoers and collectors alike has always been bound up with his personal story, which epitomizes the romantic narrative of the doomed genius. Vincent van Gogh’s biography, though markedly more tragic since he never received recognition during his short lifetime, has likewise become inseparable from his incredibly popular and visionary paintings. Even Caravaggio, an aesthetic rebel in his time who has become one of the quintessential Old Masters, was notorious for getting into bar fights and died in exile at age 38 after killing a man in Rome.


Affiliation with a revered movement can often boost an artist’s status. The Italian painter Giorgio de Chirico may not be the first Surrealist most people think of, but his unique and distinctively eerie urban vistas helped lay the groundwork for that movement. Georges Braque kept at Cubist painting throughout his career, and is indelibly associated with it, even while his friend Pablo Picasso continued to evolve, becoming the quintessential modernist genius. Paul Signac is forever associated with Pointillism, and though that movement was very short-lived, his work remains hugely popular.


At the same time, many artists become marked as important specifically because their work stands out from any movement or classification. In this category, you have Francis Bacon, with his violently surreal, psychologically charged, and hugely popular figurative paintings, which blend elements of surrealism and expressionism with nods to classical portraiture. Similarly, Wassily Kandinsky may have been a co-founder of the Blue Rider group of Expressionists, but his work evolved into a singular and distinctive genre of dynamic abstraction that continues to seduce art lovers young and old.


In short, an artist’s importance is an impossible thing to gauge and notoriously difficult to predict. Some may remain consistently popular, like Lucian Freud, while others reemerge after their oeuvre is re-appraised, like Lucio Fontana. Whatever the case, the artists who continue to rank as most important always offer some combination of biographical intrigue, market desirability, institutional support, and a distinctive, visionary aesthetic.


  • 1. Pablo Picasso

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  • 2. Andy Warhol

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  • 3. Claude Monet

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  • 4. Pierre-Auguste Renoir

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  • 5. Henri Matisse

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  • 6. Gerhard Richter

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  • 7. Francis Bacon

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  • 8. Marc Chagall

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  • 9. Alberto Giacometti

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  • 10. Edgar Degas

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  • 11. Paul Cezanne

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  • 12. Joan Miro

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  • 13. Amedeo Modigliani

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  • 14. Zhang Daqian

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  • 15. Mark Rothko

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  • 16. Fernand Leger

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  • 17. Jean-Michel Basquiat

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  • 18. Roy Lichtenstein

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  • 19. Vincent van Gogh

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  • 20. Willem de Kooning

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  • 21. Qi Baishi

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  • 22. Alexander Calder

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  • 23. Camille Pissarro

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  • 24. Lucio Fontana

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  • 25. Rene Magritte

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  • 26. Paul Gauguin

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  • 27. Egon Schiele

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  • 28. Damien Hirst

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  • 30. Gustav Klimt

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  • 31. Pierre Bonnard

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  • 32. Kees van Dongen

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  • 33. Edvard Munch

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  • 34. Maurice de Vlaminck

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  • 35. Yves Klein

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  • 36. Jeff Koons

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  • 37. Jean Dubuffet

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  • 38. Wassily Kandinsky

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  • 39. Wu Guanzhong

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  • 40. Zao Wou-Ki

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  • 41. Auguste Rodin

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  • 42. Cy Twombly

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  • 43. Alfred Sisley

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  • 44. Xu Beihong

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  • 45. Georges Braque

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  • 46. Jasper Johns

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  • 47. Paul Signac

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  • 48. Salvador Dali

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  • 49. Canaletto

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  • 50. Alexej Jawlensky

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  • 51. Fu Baoshi

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  • 52. Paul Klee

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  • 53. Edouard Manet

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  • 54. Raoul Dufy

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  • 55. Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn

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  • 56. Giorgio de Chirico

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  • 57. Juan Gris

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  • 58. Lucian Freud

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  • 59. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

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  • 60. Max Ernst

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  • 62. Emil Nolde

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  • 63. Jackson Pollock

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  • 64. Li Keran

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  • 65. Maurice Utrillo

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  • 66. Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

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  • 67. Richard Prince

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  • 68. Joseph Mallord William Turner

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  • 69. Peter Paul Rubens

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  • 70. Chaim Soutine

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  • 71. Joan Mitchell

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  • 72. Piet Mondrian

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  • 73. Donald Judd

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  • 74. Edouard Vuillard

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  • 75. Lin Fengmian

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  • 76. Clyfford Still

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  • 78. Zeng Fanzhi

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  • 80. Sam Francis

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  • 81. Robert Rauschenberg

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  • 82. Francesco Guardi

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  • 83. Giorgio Morandi

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  • 84. Tom Wesselmann

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  • 85. Laurence Stephen Lowry

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  • 86. Edward Ruscha

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  • 87. Eugene Boudin

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  • 88. Franz Kline

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  • 89. Constantin Brancusi

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  • 90. Piero Manzoni

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  • 91. Richard Diebenkorn

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  • 92. Lyonel Feininger

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  • 93. Fernando Botero

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  • 94. Max Beckmann

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  • 95. Chu Teh-Chun

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  • 96. Jean Baptiste Camille Corot

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  • 97. Ferdinand Hodler

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  • 98. Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky

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  • 99. Frank Stella

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  • 100. Marino Marini

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  • 101. Raphael

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  • 103. Gustave Caillebotte

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  • 105. Rufino Tamayo

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  • 106. Bernard Buffet

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  • 107. Paul Delvaux

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  • 108. Andre Derain

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  • 109. Tsuguharu Foujita

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  • 110. John Singer Sargent

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  • 111. San-Yu

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  • 112. David Hockney

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  • 114. Sigmar Polke

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  • 115. Lu Yanshao

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  • 116. Serge Poliakoff

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  • 117. Aristide Maillol

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  • 119. Wu Changshuo

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  • 120. Christopher Wool

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  • 121. Henri Fantin-Latour

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  • 122. Francis Picabia

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  • 123. Nicolas de Stael

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  • 124. Frederic Remington

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  • 125. Karel Appel

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  • 126. Georges Rouault

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  • 127. Huang Binhong

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  • 128. Peter Doig

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  • 129. Philip Guston

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  • 130. Albert Marquet

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  • 131. Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida

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  • 132. Norman Rockwell

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  • 133. Odilon Redon

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  • 134. William Adolphe Bouguereau

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  • 135. Diego Giacometti

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  • 136. George Stubbs

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  • 137. Jean Arp

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  • 138. Tamara de Lempicka

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  • 139. Georgia O Keeffe

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  • 140. Georg Baselitz

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  • 141. Huang Zhou

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  • 143. Marie Laurencin

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  • 144. Anders Zorn

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  • 145. Agnes Martin

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  • 146. Yue Minjun

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  • 148. Takashi Murakami

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  • 149. Natalia Goncharova

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  • 151. Barnett Newman

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  • 152. Lawrence Alma-Tadema

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  • 153. Georges Seurat

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  • 154. Winslow Homer

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  • 155. Albert Anker

    Albert Anker (1831-1910)Albert Anker was a Swiss painter and illustrator, noted for his almost photographic portrayal of rural communities in the 19th... More
  • 156. Henri Jean Guillaume Martin

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  • 157. Max Liebermann

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  • 158. Moise Kisling

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  • 159. Keith Haring

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  • 160. Jean-Paul Riopelle

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  • 161. Anselm Kiefer

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  • 162. John Constable

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  • 164. Max Pechstein

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  • 165. Pierre Soulages

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  • 166. Antoni Tapies

    Antoni Tapies (1923-2012)Date of Birth: December 13, 1923Date of Death: February 6, 2012Place of Birth: Barcelona, SpainOccupation: Painter, Drau... More
  • 167. Frank Auerbach

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  • 168. Wifredo Lam

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  • 169. Robert Indiana

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  • 170. Arman

    Occupation: Painting, Sculpture, PrintmakingMovement: Nouveau RéalismeEducation: École Nationale d’Art Decoratif, Nice; École du Louvre, ParisQuo... More
  • 171. Edward Hopper

    Edward HopperAmerican, b.1882 – d.1967Place of Birth: New York, U.S.A.Place of Death: New York, U.S.A.Movement: Modern Art, RealismEarly life and Ca... More
  • 172. Jean Leon Gerome

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  • 173. Andreas Gursky

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  • 174. Albert Bierstadt

    Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902)Date of Birth: January 7, 1830Date of Death: February 18, 1902Place of Birth: Solingen, GermanyOccupation: PainterMov... More
  • 175. Chen Yifei

    Chen Yifei (1946-2005)Chen Yifei was a painter and film director, best known for his contribution to the development of oil painting in contemporary C... More
  • 176. Henri le Sidaner

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  • 177. Louise Bourgeois

    Occupation: Sculpture, Painting, PrintmakingMovement: Confessional ArtEducation: Sorbonne, Paris; Académie de la Grande Chaumière, Paris;École... More
  • 178. Bada Shanren

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  • 179. Gino Severini

    Gino Severini (1883-1966)Date of Birth: April 7, 1883Date of Death: February 26, 1966Place of Birth: Cortona, ItalyOccupation: Painting, Mosaic, ... More
  • 180. Alberto Burri

    Alberto Burri (1915-1995)Date of Birth: March 12, 1915Date of Death: February 15, 1995Place of Birth: Città di Castello, Umbria, ItalyOccupation... More
  • 181. Henri Lebasque

    Henri Lebasque (1865 - 1937)Date of Birth: September 25, 1865Date of Death: August 7, 1937Place of Birth: Champigné, FranceOccupation: Painter M... More
  • 182. Alighiero e Boetti

    Alighiero e BoettiItalian – b.1940 – d.1994Place of birth: Turin, Italy Movement: Arte PoveraEarly Life and WorkAlighiero Fabrizio Boetti was... More
  • 183. Maqbool Fida Husain

    Maqbool Fida Husain Indian b.1915 – d.2011Place of birth: Pandharpur, Mumbai, Maharashtra Movement: Indian Modern ArtMaqbool Fida Husain i... More
  • 184. Jan Brueghel the Elder

    Jan Brueghel the Elder (1568-1625)Jan Brueghel the Elder was a Flemish Mannerist painter, active in Belgium in the Baroque period. He was nicknamed ... More
  • 185. Josef Albers

    Josef Albers was a German-born sculptor, painter, teacher and art theorist whose belief that ideas and concepts could be expressed through simple geom... More
  • 186. Ellsworth Kelly

    Ellsworth Kelly (b.1923)Nationality: AmericanDate of Birth: May 21, 1923Place of birth: Newburgh, New YorkOccupation: Painter, SculptorMovement: Minim... More
  • 187. Irma Stern

    Irma Stern was a South African artist who became famous for her paintings and sculptures inspired by African society. She became famous in her time, a... More
  • 188. Thomas Gainsborough

    Thomas Gainsborough (1727 – 1788)Date of Birth: Unknown, 1727Date of Death: August 2, 1788Place of Birth: Sudbury, Suffolk, EnglandOccupation: Lands... More
  • 189. Franz Marc

    Movement: ExpressionismEducation: Academy of Fine Arts, MunichQUOTES“Blue is the male principle, stern and spiritual. Yellow the female principle, g... More
  • 191. Anish Kapoor

    Anish Kapoor (1954 –)Date of Birth: March 12, 1954Place of Birth: Bombay, India Movement: Contemporary ArtEducation: The Doon School, Dehra Dun... More
  • 192. Charles M Russell

    Charles Marion Russell (1864-1926)Date of Birth: March 19, 1864Date of Death: October 24, 1926Place of Birth: St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A.Occupation: P... More
  • 193. Christo

    Christo, the primary artist and designer of the duo's projects, was born 13 June 1935 in Gabrovo, Bulgaria. His father, Vladimir Javacheff, was a ... More
  • 194. Ju Ming

    Ju Ming (1938- )Year of Birth: 1938Place of Birth: Tunghsiao, TaiwanOccupation: SculptorMovement: Modernist, FormalistEducation: Apprentice to Lee Chi... More
  • 195. Diego Rivera

    Diego Rivera (1886-1957)MexicanBorn: December 8, 1886Died: November 24, 1957One of the most important artists of his era, Diego Rivera was a Mexican p... More
  • 197. Sayed Haider Raza

    Syed Haider RazaIndian, b. 1922Place of birth: Madhya Pradesh, IndiaMovement: Indian Modern ArtSayed Haider Raza (S. H. Raza) is one of the most renow... More
  • 198. Kasimir Malevich

    Kasimir Malevich (1879-1935)Date of Birth: February 23, 1879Date of Death: May 15, 1935Place of Birth: Kiev, UkraineMovement: Cubism; SuprematismEduca... More
  • 199. Karl Schmidt-Rottluff

    Karl Schmidt-Rottluff (1884 – 1976)Date of Birth: December 1, 1884 Date of Death: August 10, 1976Place of Birth: Rotluff, Saxony, GermanyOccupa... More
  • 200. Giovanni Giacometti

    Giovanni Giacometti (1868 – 1933)Date of Birth: March 7, 1868Date of Death: June 25, 1933Place of Birth: Stampa, SwitzerlandOccupation: PainterMovem... More
  • 201. Andrew Wyeth

    Andrew Newell Wyeth (July 12, 1917 – January 16, 2009) was a visual artist, primarily a realist painter, working predominantly in a regionalist styl... More
  • 202. Francis Newton Souza

    Francis Newton SouzaIndian, b.1924 – d.2002Place of birth: Saligao, Goa Movement: Indian Modern Art Francis Newton Souza was an Indian art... More
  • 203. Berthe Morisot

    Berthe Morisot (1841 - 1895)Date of Birth: January 14, 1841Date of Death: March 2, 1895Place of Birth: Bourges, FranceOccupation: PainterMovement: Imp... More
  • 204. Yves Tanguy

    YVES TANGUY (1900 – 1955)Date of Birth: January 5, 1900Date of Death: January 15, 1955Place of Birth: Paris, FranceOccupation: PainterMovement: Surr... More
  • 205. Cindy Sherman

    Cindy Sherman is an American photographer and film director, best known for her series of conceptual portraits of archetypical characters, all of whom... More
  • 206. Louis Valtat

    Louis Valtat (1869 – 1952)Date of Birth: August 8, 1869Date of Death: January 2, 1952Place of Birth: Dieppe, FranceOccupation: PainterMovement: Post... More
  • 207. Wang Hui

    Wang Hui(1632-1717)Date of Birth: 1632Date of Death: 1717Place of Birth: Changshu, ChinaMovement: Ming OrthodoxEducation: Studied under Zhang Ke, Wang... More
  • 208. Thomas Moran

    Thomas Moran was a British-born American landscape artist.Early LifeMoran was born in Bolton, England on January 12, 1837. His father, Thomas Moran Sr... More
  • 209. Bernardo Bellotto

    Bernardo Bellotto (1721-1780)Date of Birth: January 30, 1721Date of Death: October 17, 1780Place of Birth: Venice, ItalyOccupation: Painter, Printmake... More
  • 210. Miguel Barcelo

    Miquel Barceló (1957- )Date of Birth: January 8, 1957Place of Birth: Felanitx, Mallorca, SpainOccupation: Painting, Drawing, Ceramics, SculptureMovem... More
  • 211. Asger Jorn

    Occupation: PainterMovement: COBRAEducation: Royal Danish Academy of Fine ArtsAsger Oluf Jorn was a Danish artist, known for helping establish the ava... More
  • 212. George Bellows

    George Bellows (b. 1882 – d. 1925)Date of Birth: August 12, 1882Place of Birth: Columbus, OhioDate of Death: January 8, 1925Place of Death: New York... More
  • 213. Rembrandt Bugatti

    Rembrandt Bugatti (1884-1916)Date of Birth: October 16, 1884Date of Death: January 8, 1916Place of Birth: Milan, ItalyOccupation: SculptorMovement: Mo... More
  • 214. Jack Butler Yeats

    The landscape painter Jack Butler Yeats is often referred to as the best-known Irish artist of the 20th century. He was also a cartoonist, illustrator... More
  • 216. Maximilien Luce

    Maximilien Luce (1858 — 1941)Date of Birth: October 13, 1858Date of Death: February 6, 1941Place of Birth: Paris, FranceOccupation: Painter, Printma... More
  • 217. Zhou Chunya

    Zhou Chunya (1955- )Date of Birth: 1955Place of Birth: Chongqing, ChinaOccupation: PainterMovement: Hyperrealism; Neo-ExpressionismEducation: Sichuan ... More
  • 218. Lawren Stewart Harris

    Lawren Stewart Harris (1885 – 1970)Date of Birth: October 23, 1885Date of Death: January 29, 1970Place of Birth: Brantford, Ontario, CanadaOccupatio... More
  • 219. Ben Nicholson

    Ben Nicholson (1894 – 1982)Date of Birth: April 10, 1894Date of Death: February 6, 1982Place of Birth: Denham, Buckinghamshire, U.K.Occupation: Pain... More
  • 220. August Macke

    August Macke (1887-1914)Date of Birth: January 3, 1887Date of Death: September 26, 1914Place of Birth: Meschede, GermanyOccupation: PainterMovement: E... More
  • 221. Jean Honore Fragonard

    Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732-1806)Date of Birth: April 5, 1732 Date of Death: August 22, 1806Place of Birth: Grasse, FranceOccupation: Painter, P... More
  • 222. Stanley Spencer

    STANLEY SPENCER (1891-1959)Stanley Spencer was an English artist. A religious man, his work reflected his often-complicated relationship with the Chri... More
  • 224. Yayoi Kusama

    Yayoi Kusama (1929-)Date of Birth: March 22, 1929Place of Birth: Matsumoto, Nagano, JapanOccupation: Painter, Sculptor, Installation Artist, Performan... More
  • 225. Gustave Courbet

    Gustave Courbet was a painter of French origin who pioneered the early Realist movement in the mid-19th century. He was known for his bold subject mat... More
  • 226. Victor Vasarely

    Victor Vasarely (1906-1997)Date of Birth: April 6, 1906Date of Death: March 15, 1997Place of Birth: Pecs, Austro-Hungarian MonarchyOccupation: Pa... More
  • 227. Robert Motherwell

    Robert Motherwell (1915-1991)Date of Birth: January 24, 1915Date of Death: July 16, 1991Place of Birth: Aberdeen, Washington, USAEducation: Calif... More
  • 228. Andre Masson

    André Masson (1896-1987)Date of Birth: January 4, 1896Date of Death: October 28, 1987Place of Birth: Oise, FranceOccupation: Painter, Sculptor, Graph... More
  • 229. Francois Boucher

    FRANÇOIS BOUCHER (1703-1770)FrenchBorn: September 29, 1703Died: May 30, 1770Francois Boucher was a French artist, who is best known for the Rococo st... More
  • 230. John Chamberlain

    John ChamberlainJohn Angus Chamberlain was an American artist who gained fame for his sculptures made from automobile parts. He was a part of the Abst... More
  • 231. Arshile Gorky

    Arshile Gorky (April 15, 1904 – July 21, 1948) was an Armenian-born American painter who had a seminal influence on Abstract Expressionism.Gorky was... More
  • 232. Salomon van Ruysdael

    Salomon van Ruysdael (1602-1670)Year of Birth: 1602Date of Death: November 3, 1670Place of Birth: Naarden, NetherlandsPlace of Death: Haarlem, Netherl... More
  • 233. Giovanni Boldini

    Giovanni BoldiniItalian, b.1842 – d.1931Place of Birth: Ferrara, Italy Movement: Realism/Impressionism Giovanni Boldini was a renowned por... More
  • 235. Robert Ryman

    Robert Ryman (1930-)Date of Birth: May 30, 1930Place of Birth: Nashville, United States of AmericaOccupation: PainterMovement: Conceptual Art, Minimal... More
  • 236. Felix Vallotton

    Felix Vallotton (1865-1925)Date of Birth: December 28, 1865Date of Death: December 29, 1925Place of Birth: Lausanne, SwitzerlandOccupation: Painter, P... More
  • 237. James Jacques Joseph Tissot

    James-Joseph-Jacques Tissot (1836 - 1902)Date of Birth: October 15, 1836Date of Death: August 8, 1902Place of Birth: Nantes, FranceOccupation: Pa... More
  • 238. Alfons Karpinski

    Alfons Karpinski (1875-1961)Date of Birth: February 20, 1875Date of Death: June 6, 1961Place of Birth: Rozwadow, Poland Occupation: PainterEducat... More
  • 239. John Atkinson Grimshaw

    John Atkinson Grimshaw (1836 - 1893)Date of Birth: September 6, 1836Date of Death: October 13, 1893Place of Birth: Leeds, EnglandOccupation: PainterMo... More
  • 240. Konstantin Alekseevich Korovin

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  • 241. Hubert Robert

    Occupation: PainterMovement: Veduti, CapricciHubert Robert was a French artist. Extremely popular during his own lifetime, he was known for painting i... More
  • 242. Joseph Vernet

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  • 243. Francisco Jose de Goya y Lucientes

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  • 244. Martin Kippenberger

    Martin Kippenberger (1953-1997)Date of Birth: February 25, 1953Date of Death: March 7, 1997Place of Birth: Dortmund, GermanyOccupation: Painter, Sculp... More
  • 245. Frans Hals

  • 246. Gustave Loiseau

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  • 247. Maurizio Cattelan

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  • 248. Pu Ru

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  • 249. Carl Larsson

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  • 250. Morris Louis

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  • 251. Titian

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  • 252. Man Ray

    Emmanuel Radnitzky (August 27, 1890–November 18, 1976), known professionally as Man Ray, was an American artist who spent most of his career in Pari... More
  • 253. Gaspar van Wittel

    Gaspar van Wittel (1653-1736)Year of Birth: 1652 or 1653Date of Death: September 13, 1736Place of Birth: AmersfoortOccupation: PainterMovement: Landsc... More
  • 254. John Lavery

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  • 255. Joshua Reynolds

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  • 257. Milton Avery

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  • 258. Liu Ye

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  • 259. Brett Whiteley

    Brett Whiteley (1939-1992)Date of Birth: April 7, 1939Date of Death: June 15, 1992Place of Birth: Sydney, AustraliaOccupation: PainterMovement: Avant-... More
  • 260. Bruno Liljefors

    Bruno Liljefors (1860-1939)Date of Birth: May 14, 1860Place of Birth: Uppsala, SwedenDate of Death: December 18, 1939Place of Death: Stockholm, Sweden... More
  • 261. Cesar

    Cesar Baldaccini (1921-1998)Date of Birth: January 1, 1921Date of Death: December 6, 1998Place of Birth: Marseille, FranceMovement: Nouveau RealismeOc... More
  • 262. Xie Zhiliu

    Occupation: Painter, Calligrapher, Educator, CollectorMovement: Shanghai SchoolFAMOUS WORKS"Elegance of Narcissus," 1944"Bamboo and Rock," 1948"Sailin... More
  • 263. Pan Tianshou

    Pan Tianshou (1897-1971)Date of Birth: March 14, 1897Date of Death: September 5, 1971Place of Birth: Guanzhuang, ChinaStyle: Traditional Chinese Paint... More
  • 264. Fang Lijun

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  • 265. Giacomo Balla

    Giacomo Balla (1871-1958)Date of Birth: July 18, 1871Date of Death: March 1, 1958Place of Birth: Turin, ItalyOccupation: Painter, Sculptor, Stage Desi... More
  • 266. Wang Guangyi

    Occupation: PainterMovement: Political PopEducation: Zhejiang Academy of Fine ArtsWang Guangyi is a contemporary Chinese painter, best known for his c... More
  • 267. Eduardo Chillida

    Eduardo Chillida (1924-2002)Date of Birth: 10 January 1924Date of Death: 19 August 2002Place of Birth: San Sebastian, SpainOccupation: SculptureMoveme... More
  • 268. Marsden Hartley

    Marsden Hartley (1877 – 1943)Date of Birth: January 4, 1877Date of Death: September 2, 1943Place of Birth: Lewistown, Maine, USAOccupation: Pai... More
  • 269. Eugene Delacroix

    Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863)Date of Birth: April 26, 1798Date of Death: August 13, 1863Place of Birth: Charenton-Saint-Maurice, near ParisOccupation:... More
  • 270. Adolph Gottlieb

    Adolph Gottlieb (1903-1974)Date of Birth: March 14, 1903Date of Death: March 4, 1974Place of Birth: New York, United States of AmericaOccupation: Pain... More
  • 272. Yoshitomo Nara

    Yoshimoto Nara (1959-)Yoshitomo Nara is a Japanese artist who has been active since the 1980s, exhibiting widely around the globe. He was born in Hiro... More
  • 273. Jacques Lipchitz

    Jacques Lipchitz (1891-1973)Jacques Lipchitz was a sculptor of Russian-Lithuanian descent, who ultimately became an American citizen. He was known as ... More
  • 274. Brice Marden

    Brice Marden (1938-)Date of Birth: October 15, 1938Place of Birth: New York, USAOccupation: PaintingMovement: MinimalismEducation: Boston University o... More
  • 275. Maurice Prendergast

    MAURICE PRENDERGAST (1858-1924)Maurice Prendergast was an American artist who is best known for his monotone, oil, and watercolor paintings in th... More
  • 276. Balthus

    Balthus (1908-2001)Balthus was a Polish-French painter, best known for his sexualized imagery of pubescent girls. Early LifeBorn in Paris on the ... More
  • 277. Jean Fautrier

    Jean Fautrier (1898-1964)Date of Birth: May 16, 1898Date of Death: July 21, 1964Place of Birth: Paris, FranceOccupation: Painter, Illustrator, Pr... More
  • 278. Barbara Hepworth

    Barbara Hepworth (1903 – 1975)Date of Birth: January 10, 1903Date of Death: May 20, 1975Place of Birth: Wakefield, England Alma Mater: Leeds Sc... More
  • 279. Giovanni Paolo Panini

    Giovanni Paolo PaniniItalian, b.1691 – d.1765Place of Birth: Piacenza, Italy Place of Death: Rome, ItalyMovement: Veduta (view paintings)Giovan... More
  • 280. Julio Gonzalez

    Julio Gonzalez (1876-1942)Date of Birth: September 21, 1876Date of Death: March 27, 1942Place of Birth: Barcelona, SpainMovement: CubismEducation: Esc... More
  • 281. Martin Johnson Heade

    Martin Johnson Heade (1819-1904)Date of Birth: August 11, 1819Date of Death: September 4, 1904Place of Birth: Lumberville, Pennsylvania, USAOccup... More
  • 283. Cuno Amiet

    CunoAmiet (1868-1961)Date of Birth: March 28, 1868Date of Death: July 6, 1961Place of Birth: Solothurn, SwitzerlandOccupation: Painter, Printmake... More
  • 284. Erich Heckel

    Erich Heckel (1883-1970)Date of Birth: July 31, 1883Place of Birth: Döbeln, Saxony, GermanyDate of Death: January 27, 1970Occupation: PainterMovement... More
  • 285. Nikolai Konstantinovitch Roerich

    Nicholas Roerich (1874-1947)Date of Birth: October 9, 1874Date of Death: December 13, 1947Place of Birth: Saint Petersburg, RussiaNationality: Russian... More
  • 286. Andre Lanskoy

    Andre Lanskoy (1902-1976)Date of Birth: March 31, 1902Date of Death: August 24, 1976Place of Birth: Moscow, RussiaOccupation: Painter, Printmaker... More
  • 287. Arthur Merric Bloomfield Boyd

    Occupation: Painting, Ceramics, Sculpture, Set DesignMovement: AntipodeansEducation: National Gallery School, MelbourneArthur Merric Bloomfield Boyd w... More
  • 288. Georges Mathieu

    GEORGES MATHIEU (1921-2012)FrenchBorn: January 27, 1921Died: June 10, 2012Georges Mathieu was a French artist who is considered the founder of the Lyr... More
  • 289. Maxfield Parrish

    Maxfield Parrish (1870-1966)Date of Birth: July 25, 1870Date of Death: March 30, 1966Place of Birth: Philadelphia, USAOccupation: Painter, Illust... More
  • 290. Otto Dix

    W.H. Otto Dix (1891 – 1969) Otto Dix was a German painter and printmaker, who was born in Germany in 1891 and died in 1969. He was famous for h... More
  • 291. Alexander Archipenko

    Alexander Archipenko (1887-1964)Date of Birth: May 30, 1887Date of Death: February 25, 1964Place of Birth: Kiev, UkraineMovement: CubismEducation: Kie... More
  • 292. Jean Francois Millet

    Jean-Françoise Millet (1814-1875)Date of Birth: October 4, 1814Place of Birth: Gruchy, Normandy, FranceDate of Death: January 20, 1875Occupation... More
  • 293. Marlene Dumas

    Marlene Dumas (1953 -)Date of Birth: August 3, 1953Place of Birth: Cape Town, South AfricaAlma Mater: University of Cape Town, South Africa; Ateliers ... More
  • 294. Jean Metzinger

    Jean Metzinger was a French artist and writer. He was associated with the development of Cubism along with figures like Pablo Picasso and Georges Braq... More
  • 295. Rudolf Stingel

    Rudolf Stingel (1956- )Date of Birth: 1956Place of Birth: Merano, ItalyOccupation: Graphic artist, PainterMovement: Italian Post-ModernistQUOTES“Art... More
  • 296. Bruce Nauman

    Bruce Nauman (born December 6, 1941, in Fort Wayne, Indiana) is a contemporary American artist. His practice spans a broad range of media including sc... More
  • 298. Armand Guillaumin

    Armand Guillaumin (1841-1927)Date of Birth: February 16, 1841Date of Death: June 26, 1927Place of Birth: Paris, FranceOccupation: Painter, Lithog... More
  • 299. Maria Elena Vieira da Silva

    Maria Helena Vieira da Silva (1908-1992)Date of Birth: June 13, 1908Date of Death: March 6, 1992Place of Birth: Lisbon, PortugalOccupation: Paint... More
  • 300. Niki de Saint Phalle

    NIKI DE SAINT PHALLE (1930-2002)Niki de Saint Phalle was a French sculptor, painter, and filmmaker, known for her multifaceted oeuvre that spans ... More
  • 301. Aert van der Neer

    Aert van der Neer (1603-1677)Date of Birth: Unknown, 1603Date of Death: November 9, 1677Place of Birth: Gorinchem, NetherlandsOccupation: Painter... More
  • 302. Akbar Padamsee

    India-born Akbar Padamsee undoubtedly shaped the direction of this school of art in India in particular, and the world by exploring various media, be ... More
  • 304. Alexander Young Jackson

    Alexander Young Jackson (1882-1974)Date of Birth: October 3, 1882Date of Death: April 5, 1974 Place of Birth: Montreal, CanadaOccupation: Painter... More
  • 305. Alexis Harlamoff

    Alexis Harlamov (1840-1925)Date of Birth: October 18, 1840Date of Death: April 10, 1925Place of Birth: Dyachevka, RussiaOccupation: PainterEducat... More
  • 306. Andre Lhote

    Andre Lhote (1885-1962)Date of Birth: July 5, 1885Date of Death: January 24, 1962Place of Birth: Bordeaux, FranceOccupation: PainterMovement: Cub... More
  • 307. Antonio Joli

    Antonio Joli (1700-1777)Year of Birth: 1700Date of Death: April 29, 1777Place of Birth: Modena, ItalyOccupation: Painter, Stage DesignerMovement:... More
  • 308. August Strindberg

    August Strindberg (1849–1912)Date of Birth: January 22, 1849Date of Death: May 14, 1912Place of Birth: Stockholm, SwedenOccupation: Playwright,... More
  • 309. Auguste Herbin

    Auguste Herbin (1882-1960)Date of Birth: April 29, 1882Date of Death:  January 30, 1960Place of Birth: Quiévy, Nord, France Occupation... More
  • 311. Bartolome Esteban Murillo

    Bartolome Esteban Murillo (1617-1682)Date of Birth: December 31, 1617Date of Death: April 3, 1682Place of Birth: Seville, SpainOccupation: Painte... More
  • 312. Boris Grigoriev

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  • 313. Bridget Riley

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  • 314. Carl Spitzweg

    Carl Spitzweg (1808 - 1885)Date of Birth: February 5, 1808Date of Death: September 23, 1885Place of Birth: Unterpfaffenhofen, GermanyOccupation: Paint... More
  • 315. Cornelis Springer

    Cornelis Springer was a Dutch painter known for his paintings of townscapes. A prolific artist, his work is known for its topographical accuracy and u... More
  • 316. Edouard Cortes

    Édouard Cortés (1882-1969)Date of Birth: August 8, 1882Date of Death: November 28, 1969Place of Birth: Lagny-sur-Marne, ParisOccupation: Painte... More
  • 317. El Greco

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  • 318. Emile Othon Friesz

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  • 319. Etienne Alphonse Dinet

    Alphonse-Étienne Dinet(1861–1929)Date of Birth: March 28, 1861Date of Death: December 24, 1929Place of Birth: Paris, FranceMovement: Orientali... More
  • 320. Eugen von Blaas

    Eugene Von BlaasItalian, b.1843 – d.1932Place of Birth: Albano, Italy Movement: Academic ArtEugene von Blaas was an Italian painter who lived a... More
  • 321. Frederic Edwin Church

    Frederic Edwin Church (1826 – 1900) Frederic Edwin Church was an American painter from the Hudson River School of landscape painting. His large... More
  • 322. Frederick Carl Frieseke

    Frederick Carl Frieseke (1874-1939)Date of Birth: April 7, 1874Date of Death: August 28, 1939Place of Birth: Owosso, Michigan, USAOccupation: PainterE... More
  • 323. Gabriele Munter

    Gabriele Munter (1877-1962)Date of Birth: February 19, 1877Place of Birth: Berlin, GermanyDate of Death: May 19, 1962Occupation: PainterMovement: Expr... More
  • 324. George Russell Drysdale

    George Russell Drysdale (1912–1981)Date of Birth: February 7, 1912Date of Death: June 29, 1981Place of Birth: Bognor Regis, EnglandOccupation: Paint... More
  • 325. Helen Frankenthaler

    Helen Frankenthaler was an American painter, best known for her association with the Abstract Expressionist movement of the mid-20th century. Like Pol... More
  • 326. Helene Schjerfbeck

    Helene Schjerfbeck (1862-1946)Date of Birth: July 10, 1862Date of Death: January 23, 1946Place of Birth: Helsinki, FinlandOccupation: PainterMovement:... More
  • 327. Henri Edmond Cross

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  • 328. Isaac Israels

    Isaac Israels was an Impressionist painter of Dutch origin, best known for his candid representation of street scenes, military activities and portrai... More
  • 329. Jacob Salomonsz. van Ruysdael

    Jacob Salomonsz van Ruysdael (1629-1681)Year of Birth: 1629Year of Death: 1681Place of Birth: Haarlem, NetherlandsOccupation: PainterMovement: Dutch G... More
  • 330. James Ensor

    James Ensor was an Expressionist writer and painter of British and Belgian origin, active in the Surrealist movement of the early 20th century. He was... More
  • 332. Jan van Huysum

    Occupation: PainterFamous Artworks "Vase of Flowers," 1722 "Fruit Piece," 1722 "Bouquet of Flowers in an Urn," 1724 "Flowers in a ... More
  • 333. Jean Antoine Watteau

    Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684-1721)Date of Birth: October 10, 1684Date of Death: July 18, 1721 Place of Birth: Valenciennes, FranceOccupation: Paint... More
  • 334. Jean le Mayeur

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  • 335. Joaquin Torres-Garcia

    Joaquin Torres-Garcia (1874-1949)Date of Birth: July 28, 1874Date of Death: August 8, 1949Place of Birth: Montevideo, Uruguay Occupation: Plastic... More
  • 337. John William Godward

    John William Godward (1861-1922)Date of Birth: August 9, 1861Date of Death: December 13, 1922Place of Birth: Wilton Grove, EnglandOccupation: PainterM... More
  • 338. John William Waterhouse

    Occupation: PainterMovement: Pre-Raphaelite  John William Waterhouse was an English painter well-known for painting beautiful female figures from... More
  • 339. Joseph Henry Sharp

    Occupation: PainterMovement: Taos Society of ArtistsEducation: McMicken School of Design, Cincinnati; Cincinnati Art Academy; Royal Academy of Fine Ar... More
  • 340. Jusepe de Ribera

    Jusepe de Ribera (1591-1652)Date of Birth: January 12, 1591Date of Death: September 2, 1652Place of Birth: Xativa, SpainOccupation: PainterMovement: B... More
  • 341. Karl Hofer

    Karl Hofer (1878-1955)Date of Birth: October 11th, 1878Date of Death: April 3rd, 1955Place of Birth: Karlsruhe, GermanyPlace of Death: Berlin, Ge... More
  • 342. Konstantin Makovsky

    Konstantin Makovsky (1839-1915)Date of Birth: June 20, 1839Date of Death: September 17, 1915Place of Birth: Moscow, RussiaOccupation: PainterMovement:... More
  • 343. Konstantin Somov

    Konstantin Somov (1869-1939)Date of Birth: November 30, 1869Date of Death: May 6, 1939Place of Birth: Saint Petersburg, RussiaOccupation: PainterPerio... More
  • 344. Luca Carlevaris

    Luca Carlevaris (1663-1729)Date of Birth: January 20, 1663Date of Death: February 12, 1729Place of Birth: Udine, ItalyOccupation: Painter, Engrav... More
  • 345. Massimo Campigli

    Massimo Campigli (1895-1971)Date of Birth: July 4, 1895Date of Death: May 31, 1971Place of Birth: BerlinOccupation: Painter, Muralist, Printmaker... More
  • 346. Matta

  • 347. Meindert Hobbema

    Meindert Hobbema (1638-1709)Date of Birth: October 31, 1638Date of Death: December 7, 1709Place of Birth: AmsterdamOccupation: PainterMovement: D... More
  • 348. Michele Marieschi

    Michele Marieschi (1710-1744)Date of Birth: December 8, 1710Date of Death: January 18, 1743Place of Birth: Venice, ItalyPlace of Death: Venice, I... More
  • 349. Montague Dawson

    Montague Dawson (1895 – 1973)Year of Birth: 1895Year of Death: 1973Place of Birth: London, England Movement: Maritime Art Montague Dawson ... More
  • 350. Newell Convers Wyeth

    Newell Convers Wyeth (1882-1945)Date of Birth: October 22, 1882Date of Death: October 19, 1945Place of Birth: Needham, MassachusettsOccupation: I... More
  • 351. Paul Fischer

    Paul Gustav Fischer (1860 – 1934)Date of Birth: July 22, 1860Date of Death: May 1, 1934Place of Birth: Copenhagen, DenmarkOccupation: PainterEducati... More
  • 352. Paul Henry

    Paul Henry  (1877 – 1958)Date of Birth: April 11, 1877Date of Death: August 24, 1958Place of Birth: Belfast, IrelandOccupation: PainterMovement... More
  • 353. Philips Wouwerman

    Philips Wouwerman (1619-1668)Date of Birth: May 24, 1619Date of Death: May 19, 1668Place of Birth: Haarlem, NetherlandsPlace of Death: Haarlem, Nether... More
  • 354. Pierre Alechinsky

    Pierre AlechinskyBelgian, b. 1927 - PresentPlace of birth: Brussels, Belgium Movement: Modern ArtPierre Alechinsky, a Belgian artist is best know... More
  • 355. Piotr Petrovich Konchalovsky

    Occupation: PainterMovement: Jack of DiamondsEducation: Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, Moscow; Academie Julian, Paris; Imperia... More
  • 356. Ram Kumar

    Occupation: Painter Movement: Indian Modern ArtEducation: Sharda Ukil School of Art, New DelhiRam Kumar, one of India’s leading painters, is kn... More
  • 357. Reuven Rubin

    Occupation: PainterStyle: Eretz-YisraelEducation: Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem; Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts, ParisReuven... More
  • 358. Rudolph Ernst

    Occupation: Painting, Ceramics, PrintmakingMovement: OrientalistRudolph Ernst was a painter of Austrian origin who settled in France. He is known for ... More
  • 359. Samuel John Peploe

    Occupation: PainterMovement: Post-ImpressionistEducation: Acadamie Julian, Paris; Académie Colarossi, ParisSamuel John Peploe was a Post-Impressionis... More
  • 360. Sidney Nolan

    Occupation: Painter, PrintmakerMovement: Angry PenguinsEducation: National Gallery of Victoria Art School, Victoria, AustraliaSidney Nolan was one of ... More
  • 361. Stuart Davis

    Occupation: Painter, Muralist, PrintmakerMovement: American ModernismStuart Davis was an American artist. He was known for his paintings inspired by j... More
  • 362. Subodh Gupta

    Subodh Gupta (1964-)Year of Birth: 1964Place of Birth: Khagaul, Bihar, IndiaEducation: College of Art and Crafts, Patna, BiharOccupation: Visual Artis... More
  • 363. Takanari Oguiss

    Takanori Oguiss was a Japanese Expressionist painter who was active in the Parisian art world in the early 20th century. He is noted for capturing the... More
  • 364. Theo van Rysselberghe

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  • 365. Theodore Gericault

    THEODORE GÉRICAULT (1792-1824)Theodore Géricault was a French artist who painted in the Romantic style. Although he died young, his influence o... More
  • 366. Thomas Hart Benton

    Thomas Hart Benton (1889 – 1975) Date of Birth: April 15, 1889Date of Death: January 19, 1975Place of Birth: Neosho, MissouriMovement: Reg... More
  • 368. Victor Brauner

    Occupation: Painter, SculptorMovement: SurrealismVictor Brauner was a painter and sculptor of Romanian origin who eventually settled in France. He wor... More
  • 369. William Merritt Chase

    One of America’s Impressionist masters, William Merritt Chase achieved extraordinary success as an artist and art instructor at the turn of the twen... More
  • 370. Yan Pei Ming

    Occupation: Painter, Gallery OwnerMovement: Modern ArtEducation: Ecole des Beaux-Arts, DijonYan Pei-Ming is a contemporary Chinese painter, best known... More