Although impossible to bring the wide range of fantastic artists that our world has known back to only 10 All Stars, you will find a comprehensive overview of the Top 10 Most Famous Painters of All Time below. These are the painters that everyone has heard of, and has seen a painting by, even if only from an image in a book or on a website.
1. Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519). Place of Birth: Vinci, Italy. Known for: Mona Lisa, The Last Supper, Bacchus and the Adoration of the Magi.
2. Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890). Place of birth: Zundert, The Netherlands. Known for: The Starry Night, The Potato Eaters, Vase of Fifteen Sunflowers, Portrait of Adeline Ravoux and Portrait of Dr. gachet.
3. Michelangelo (1475-1564). Place of Birth: Caprese Michelangelo, Italy. Known for: David, The Creation of Adam and the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.
4. Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669). Place of birth: Leiden, The Netherlands. Known for: The Night Watch, Artemisia, David and Uriah, Self Portraits and Storm on the Sea of Galilee.
5. Pablo Picasso (1881-1973). Place of Birth: Málaga, Spain. Known for: Guernica, Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, Las Meninas (after Velázquez).
6. Caravaggio (1571-1610). Place of Birth: Milan, Italy. Known for: Bacchus, Supper at Emmaus, The Concerto, The Calling of Matthew and Medusa.
7. Claude Monet (1840-1926). Known for: Water Lilies, the Japanese Footbridge and Water Lily Pool and Giverny.
8. Salvador Dali (1904-1989). Place of Birth: Figueres, Spain. Known for: The Persistence of Memory, Enchanting Beach with the Three Liquid Graces, The Elephants and The Temptation of Saint Anthony.
9. Jackson Pollock (1912-1956). Known for: action painting. Place of Birth: Cody, Grant Village, Wyoming, United States.
10. Andy Warhol (1928-1987). Known for: Marilyn Monroe. Place of Birth: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.
There have been so many more fantastic artists who meant a lot for Art such as a Basquiat, Vermeer, Banksy, Edvard Munch, Wassily Kandinsky to name a few. We probably should have made a Top 100 Artists of All Time.. Maybe for a next blogpost!