Here is the list of the top 10 famous painters.
1. Leonardo da Vinci
Leonardo da Vinci was born in 1452 and he is one of the most famous artists, inventors, and scientists. He is often referred to as “the Renaissance man.”
He was a painter, sculptor, architect, inventor, anatomist, geologist, musician, and engineer who revolutionized art and science during his time with his genius mind. Some of his achievements include painting The Mona Lisa which has become one of the most famous paintings in history; designing a helicopter; developing anatomical studies; creating an early version of a
2. Vincent van Gogh
Vincent van Gogh is known as one of the most influential and best-known artists of the nineteenth century. His works have been celebrated worldwide, and he is widely considered to be one of the greatest painters of all time.
Vincent was born in 1853 in Groot-Zundert, Netherlands. His mother died when he was just a year old, and his father remarried to a woman named Anna Carbentus. Vincent had a difficult relationship with his stepmother, who was very strict with him. Vincent’s father also became mentally ill after the death of his first wife and died when Vincent was 12 years old. After his father’s death, Vincent’s family went into financial difficulties and they were forced to move from their home to Amsterdam in 1873.
3. Pablo Picasso
Pablo Picasso is a Spanish artist born in 1881. He is considered as one of the most influential artists of the 20th century.
Pablo Picasso was born in Spain on October 25, 1881. He was a son of a painter and his mother died when he was just eleven years old. His father remarried and had another four children with his second wife. Pablo did not like living with his stepmother and siblings so he lived with relatives in Barcelona until he moved to Paris at age 17 to study painting at the Académie Julian.
Pablo Picasso is known as one of the most influential artists of the 20th century because of his innovative style – Cubism, which combined multiple perspectives into one image – and because he was one of the first artists to experiment with collage, or assemblage, which involves taking different materials such as newspaper clippings, scraps from magazines or other objects and creating new work.
4. Claude Monet
Claude Monet is known as one of the most influential artists in the history of art.
Claude Monet was born on November 14, 1840, in Paris, France. He was a French painter and one of the founders of Impressionism. Monet’s work focused on capturing light and color. His paintings are often associated with water and reflections.
Claude Monet is best known for his painting “Impression: Sunrise”
5. Edgar Degas
Edgar Degas is a French painter known for his paintings, sculptures, prints, and drawings.
Edgar Degas was born on November 3, 1834 in Paris. He was the son of Louis-Auguste Degas and Louise-Victorine-Adelaïde Labille. His father was a banker and his mother was a domestic servant. He had two sisters: Zoé (born 1836) and Marie (born 1843).
He began drawing at the age of five or six years old. In 1850 he went on to study art at the École des Beaux-Arts under Jean-Léon Gérôme and Prix Jean-Léon Gérôme before studying under Thomas Couture from 1853 to 1855.
6. Henri Matisse
Henri Matisse was a French artist who is renowned for his paintings, sculptures, prints, and drawings. He was born in 1869 and died in 1954.
Matisse’s art is characterized by bold colors, fluid lines, and unique textures. He has been credited with moving painting away from the naturalism of the 19th century towards modern art.
Matisse was born in 1869 to a modest family of farmers near Le Cateau-Cambrésis in northern France. His father was a successful butcher and owned a small shop on the main street of town. Henri began drawing at an early age as he would sketch figures from nature or people watching him sell meat outside his shop window. As he grew older, he became more interested in painting than drawing or sketching for pleasure.
7. Paul Gauguin
Gauguin was a French painter who lived from 1848 to 1903. He is best known for his landscapes and for painting in an Impressionist style with rich, vibrant colors.
Paul Gauguin was born on June 7th, 1848 in Paris, France. He was the son of a successful stockbroker and part of a large family. Gauguin had many siblings, including two sisters and four brothers. His father died when he was young and his mother remarried twice more after his father’s death. Gauguin’s stepfathers were both art dealers who encouraged him to pursue art as a career.
In 1871 at age 20 he moved to Paris where he studied at the École des Beaux-Arts under Gustave Courbet and later became friends with Émile Bernard and Georges Seurat who were also studying at the school at that time. After leaving the school in 1874, he worked as an
8. Diego Rivera
Diego Rivera was a Mexican painter and muralist who is considered to be one of the most influential artists of the 20th century.
Diego Rivera is an artist who was born on July 22, 1886, in Guanajuato, Mexico. He died on November 24, 1957, in Mexico City. He painted murals and did frescoes for the Mexican government. His work can be found all over the world in museums and galleries.
Diego Rivera was a Communist during his lifetime and he had a huge influence on Mexican culture as well as Latin American culture as a whole. Diego Rivera’s works were mostly political but he also painted many scenes from everyday life like farmers working or children playing games with flowers in their hair.
9. Jackson Pollock
Jackson Pollock was a famous American artist. He is best known for his drip paintings, which he created by pouring and splattering paint onto a canvas.
Jackson Pollock was born in 1876 in the small town of Mural, New Mexico. He studied at the Art Students League of New York under Thomas Hart Benton and later with Hans Hofmann. In 1912, he moved to New York City and began painting with large canvases that were soaked through with paint.
He became associated with the abstract expressionist movement in the United States during the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s and died in 1956 at age 44 from a heart attack caused by alcoholism.
10. Wassily Kandinsky
Wassily Kandinsky is a Russian painter and art theorist. He was born in Moscow in 1866 and he passed away in 1944.
Wassily Kandinsky was a Russian painter, artist, and art theorist who is considered to be one of the most influential artists of the 20th century.
Wassily Kandinsky studied at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture from 1882 to 1884 before moving on to study at the Munich Academy from 1885 to 1886. Kandinsky’s work was strongly influenced by his studies of ancient artworks such as those found in Egypt.