Famous Artists - List of Famous Artists

A person who is involved in any form of art work is referred to as an artist. Artists are skilled people who are well versed with the basic concepts of art and produces art in any form that has aesthetic value. An artist may nor may not have a degree in fine arts but may produce art either way. An artist may refer to a sculptor, painter or a photographer. The different types of artists include abstract painters, conceptual artist, portrait painters, sketch artists, illustrators, digital artists, printmakers, textile artists, glass artists, mixed media artists and jewelry artists among many other types of artists. People involved in the creation of films, may also be referred to as artist. Artistic activities also include dancing, acting, writing and music. Therefore any activity for which the imagination is used and creativity is unleashed is referred to as an artistic activity. Art history as a full-fledged academic discipline developed in the 19th century. In ancient times cave paintings, petroglyphs sculptures and rock paintings were done, which was around 40,000 years ago. Dig out more intriguing facts about many famous artists in the world, with this compilation of biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

The Most Famous Artists

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Akira ToriyamaApril 5, 1955JapaneseAkira Toriyama is a Japanese manga artist
Bob RossOctober 29, 1942AmericanBob Ross was a celebrated, creative American painter and an art instructor
Banksy1974BritishBanksy is the pseudonym of an English-based graffiti artist known for his politically themed and often controversial graffiti
Margaret KeaneSeptember 15, 1927AmericanMargaret Keane is an artist known for creating the ‘big-eyed waifs’
Gloria VanderbiltFebruary 20, 1924AmericanGloria Vanderbilt is an American author, actor, socialite, artist, heiress, and fashion designer
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
Paul GauguinJune 7, 1848FrenchPaul Gauguin was a leading French Post Impressionist painter known for his use of bold colours and synthetist style
Pablo PicassoOctober 25, 1881SpanishPablo Picasso was one of the greatest painters of the 20th century
Susan Mikula1958AmericanSusan Mikula is an American artist and photographer

Gloria Vanderbilt

Gloria Vanderbilt is an American author, actor, socialite, artist, heiress, and fashion designer

AmericanFebruary 20, 1924386 views

Shigeru Miyamoto

Shigeru Miyamoto is a Japanese video game designer and producer

JapaneseNovember 16, 1952165 views

Hieronymus Bosch

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

Dutch145084 views

Barbara Kruger

Barbara Kruger is an American conceptual artist best known for her black and white photographs overlaid with powerful captions

AmericanJanuary 26, 1945108 views

Barbara Hepworth

Barbara Hepworth was an English artist and sculptor

BritishJanuary 10, 190395 views

Mikhail Lomonosov

Mikhail Lomonosov was a Russian scientist, poet, geologist and astronomer

RussianNovember 19, 1711189 views

Jean-Michel Basquiat

Jean-Michel Basquiat was an American graffiti artist who was one of the leading lights of the neo expressionist era in the 1980s

AmericanDecember 22, 1960311 views

Norman Lindsay

Norman Lindsay was an Australian artist, etcher, sculptor, writer, illustrator, scale modeler, and amateur boxer

Cy Twombly

Cy Twombly was a renowned American painter and sculptor

AmericanApril 25, 1928108 views

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol was a famous American illustrator

AmericanAugust 6, 1928209 views