Famous Artists & Painters - List of Famous Artists & Painters

Painters may refer to people who are involved in the creation of art work through the use of paint. A painter is one who paints in order to earn his living or he/she may also practice it as a recreational activity. The world most ancient paintings were created by cavemen, who created murals on the caves. Some of the oldest know paintings were created in France, at the Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc Cave, these paintings are considered to be 32, 000 years old. Visual art was also produced in India as early as the 3rd millennium BC. Paintings were also done in the caves of central India in the pre-historic times, from 30,000 BCE. The different types of painters include surrealistic painters, abstract painters, modernist painters, impressionistic painters, modern painters and realistic painters. The different kinds of paintings include cubism, geometric art, pop art; outsider art, photorealism, and ink wash painting among many others. In the 21st century, the art industry is one of the most booming multibillion dollar industries that provides opportunities to an array of artists and painters. Here is a compilation of a list of famous painters from across the world, learn more fascinating facts and details about them with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

The Most Famous Artists & Painters

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Micheline Roquebrune1929French, MoroccanMicheline Roquebrune is a petite Moroccan-French painter best known as the third wife the legendary Scottish actor Sir Sean Connery
Akira ToriyamaApril 5, 1955JapaneseAkira Toriyama is a Japanese manga artist
Yvonne McGuinnessOctober 12, 1972IrishYvonne McGuinness is an Irish multimedia artist
Bob RossOctober 29, 1942AmericanBob Ross was a celebrated, creative American painter and an art instructor
Margaret KeaneSeptember 15, 1927AmericanMargaret Keane is an artist known for creating the ‘big-eyed waifs’
Matthew Gray GublerMarch 9, 1980AmericanMatthew Gray Gubler is a popular American actor, director, painter and model
Yayoi KusamaMarch 22, 1929JapaneseYayoi Kusama is a Japanese contemporary artists
Pablo PicassoOctober 25, 1881SpanishPablo Picasso was one of the greatest painters of the 20th century
Jwan YosefSeptember 6, 1984Swedish, SyrianJwan Yosef is a Syrian-born Swedish artist and painter
Paul KleeDecember 18, 1879German, SwissPaul Klee was a Swiss-German painter counted among the greatest painters of the 20th century

Hieronymus Bosch

Hieronymus Bosch was a famous Dutch/Netherlandish painter and draftsman who lived during the Middle Ages

Dutch145084 views

Kenneth Noland

Kenneth Noland was an American abstract painter

AmericanApril 10, 1924193 views

Arshile Gorky

Arshile Gorky was a talented Armenian born American painter

AmericanApril 15, 1904125 views

Robert Motherwell

Robert Motherwell was a prominent painter and writer from America

AmericanJanuary 24, 191591 views

Andrea Pozzo

Andrea dal Pozzo was a famous Italian Jesuit painter, architect, stage designer and art theoretician

ItalianNovember 30, 1642159 views

Aelbert Cuyp

Aelbert Jacobsz Cuyp was one of the leading Dutch landscape painters

DutchOctober 20, 1620101 views

Paulus Potter

Paulus Potter was a celebrated Dutch painter during seventeenth century

DutchNovember 20, 162583 views

Max Ernst

Max Ernst was a famous German painter, sculptor and graphic artist

GermanApril 2, 1891119 views

Charles Le Brun

Charles Le Brun was a famous French painter during 17th century

FrenchFebruary 24, 1619120 views

Jan Steen

Jan Steen was a famous Dutch genre painter, born in the seventeenth century

Dutch162685 views