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List of Famous Artists N to Z – Including Best Painters of All Time

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Famous Artists Nationality Born Died Eras / Movements / Notes Famous Works (and creation dates)
Newman, Barnett American 1905 1970 Abstract Art Notable art works by Barnett Newman:
  • Dionysius (1949)
  • Vir Heroicus Sublime (1950/1951)
  • Who’s afraid of Red, Yellow & Blue? (1967)
Nolde, Emil German 1867 1956 Expressionism ,Die Brücke member Notable art works by Emil Nolde:
  • Red Flowers (1906)
  • Dancers (1920)
  • The Burial (1915)
  • Autumn Clouds (1929)
  • Moving Sea (1948)
Pechstein, Max German 1881 1955 Expressionism, Die Brücke member Notable art works by Max Pechstein:
  • River Landscape (1907)
  • Sitting Girl (1910)
  • Three Nudes in a Landscape (1911)
  • Der Tanz / The Dance (1912)
  • Nude Sitting (1918)
  • Morning Sun (1929)
Picasso, Pablo Spanish 1881 1973 Cubism, Surrealism Notable art works by Pablo Picasso, one of the best painters of all time:
  • “Blue Period” (1900-1904)
  • “Rose Period” (1904-1907)
  • Youth with Pipe (1905)
  • Les Demoiselles d’Avignon (1907)
  • Ma Jolie (1911/1912)
  • The Violin (1912)
  • Three Musicians (1921)
  • The Lovers (1923)
  • Weeping Woman (1937)
  • Guernica (1937)
  • Las Meninas (1957)
Pollock, Jackson American 1912 1956 Abstract Art Notable art works by Jackson Pollock:
  • Birth (1941)
  • The Moon-woman Cuts the Circle (1943)
  • Shimmering Substance (1946)
  • Enchanted Forest (1947)
  • No. 5 (1948)
  • No. 8 (1949)
  • Lavender Mist (1950)
  • No. 32 (1950)
Raffael Italian 1483 1520 Renaissance Notable art works by Raffael:
  • The Three Graces (1502/1503)
  • The School of Athens (1509-1515)
  • Triumph of Galatea (1512)
  • Sistine Madonna (1514)
  • Portrait of Baldassare Castiglione (1515)
  • Pope Leo X. (1519)
Rauschenberg, Robert American 1925 2008 Abstract Art, Pop Art Notable art works by Robert Rauschenberg:
  • Monogram (1955-1959)
  • Hazard (1957)
  • Black Market (1961)
  • Bellini (1986)
Rembrandt Dutch 1606 1669 Baroque Notable art works by Rembrandt, one of the best painters of all time:
  • The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp (1632)
  • Saskia (1634)
  • The Blinding of Samson (1636)
  • The Night Watch (1642)
  • The Man with the Golden Helmet (1650)
  • Jacob Blessing the Sons of Joseph (1656)
Renoir, Pierre-Auguste French
1841 1919 Impressionism Notable art works by Pierre-Auguste Renoir:
  • Lise with a Parasol (1868)
  • Le Moulin de la Galette (1876)
  • The Swing (1877)
  • Le Déjeuner (1879)
  • Breakfast of the Rowers (1881)
  • Madame Heriot (1882)
  • The Bathers (1919)
Riley, Bridget British 1931 Op art, Hard-edge painting, Contemporary art, Pointillism, Washington Color School, Abstract art, Modern art Notable art works by Bridget Riley:
  • Movement in Squares (1961)
  • Cataract 3 (1967)
  • Blaze 1 (1962)
  • Black to White Disks (1952)
  • Two Blues (2003)
  • Fission (1963)
  • Untitled (1966) a winged curve
  • Fragment 2 (1965)
  • Arrest 1 (1965)
Roslin, Alexander Swedish
1718 1792 Rococo Notable art works by Alexander Roslin:
  • Lady with Veil: Marie Suzanne Roslin (1768)
  • King Gustav at his Coronation (1777)
Rothko, Mark American 1903 1970 Abstract Art Notable art works by Mark Rothko:
  • Untitled, 1949 (1949)
  • Red and Orange (1955)
  • No. 35 Black Stripe (1958)
  • Orange Brown (1963)
Rousseau, Henri French 1844 1910 Naive Painting Notable art works by Henri Rousseau:
  • The Gunners (1895)
  • Sleeping Gypsy (1897)
  • The Football Players (1908)
  • The Dream (1910)
Rubens, Peter Paul Belgian
1577 1640 Baroque Notable art works by Peter Paul Rubens, one of the best painters of all time:
  • The Circumcision of Christ (1605)
  • Samson & Delilah (1609)
  • Hippopotamus & Crocodile Hunt (1616)
  • Achilles and the Daughters of Lykomedes (1617)
  • Portrait of his son Nikolas (1619)
  • Boar Hunt (1620)
  • The Judgment of Paris (1632-1635)
  • Fall of Phaeton (1636)
  • Bacchus (1638)
Runge, Philipp Otto German
1777 1810 Romantic Notable art works by Philipp Otto:
  • Pauline in green dress (1804)
  • Rest on the Flight into Egypt (1805)
  • Morning (1808)
Schad, Christian German 1894 1982 New objectivity Notable art works by Christian Schad:
  • Self-Portrait with Model (1927)
  • Lotte (1928)
  • Maika (1929)
  • The Operation (1929)
  • Bettina (1942)
Schiele, Egon Austrian
1890 1918 Expressionism / Viennese Modernism Notable art works by Egon Schiele:
  • Female Nude (1910)
  • The Black-haired Girl with High Skirt (1911)
  • Dead Mother I (1910)
  • Agony (1912)
  • Self-Portrait (1914)
  • Hug (1917)
  • Donna Seduta (1917)
Schlemmer, Oskar German
1888 1943 Cubism, Bauhaus Notable art works by Oskar Schlemmer:
  • Hunting Lodge (1911)
  • Tischgesellschaft (1923)
  • Concentric Group (1925)
  • Group at Railing (1931)
  • Bauhaus Staircase (1932)
  • Wuppertal window murals (1942)
Schmidt-Rottluff, Karl German
1884 1976 Expressionism, Die Brücke member Notable art works by Karl Schmidt-Rottluff:
  • Break in the Dike (1910)
  • Red Tower in the Park (1910)
  • Portrait Rosa Schapire (1911)
  • Four Bathers on the beach (1913)
  • Riverboat (1921)
  • Still life wooden sculpture (1949)
Schwitters, Kurt German 1887 1948 Dadaism, Constructivism, Installation Art, also a sculptor, draftsman, graphic designer and poet. Notable art works by Kurt Schwitters:
  • “MERZ / Merz Pictures” collage and assemblage works using scavenged scrap materials series including:
    • The UND-picture (1919)
    • Two Underdrawers (1921)
    • The Santa Claus (1922)
    • Something or Other (1922)
    • Oorlog (1930)
    • Spring (1938)
    • Difficult (1942-43)
    • Green Over Yellow (1947)
Tiepolo, Giovanni Battista Italian
1696 1770 Renaissance Notable art works by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo:
  • Education of the Virgin (1732)
  • The Immaculate Conception (1768)
Titian (Tiziano Vecelli) Italian 1477 1576 Renaissance Notable art works by Titian / Tiziano Vecelli / Tiziano Vecellio:
  • Assumption of the Virgin (1516-1518)
  • Bacchus and Ariadne (1520-1523)
  • Venus of Urbino (1538)
  • Danae (1545)
  • Venus and Adonis (1553)
  • Diana and Actaeon (1559)
  • Crowning with Thorns (1570-1576)
Tobey, Mark American 1890 1976 Abstract Expressionism Notable art works by Mark Tobey:
  • Broadway (1935)
  • Welcome Hero (1935)
  • White Writings (series from 1935)
  • Meditative (series from 1954)
  • Advance of History (1964)
  • Autumn Field (1968)
Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri de French 1864 1901 Impressionism / Art Nouveau Notable art works by Henri Toulouse-Lautrec,one of the best painters of all time:
  • Portrait of Van Gogh (1887)
  • The Laundress (1889)
  • Moulin Rouge: La Goulue (1891)
  • Quadrille at the Moulin Rouge (1892)
  • Divan Japonais (1892)
  • Rue de Moulins (1894)
Turner, J. M. William British
1775 1851 Romantic/ impressionism Notable art works by J.M. Willian Turner:
  • The Fall of an Avalanche in the Grissons (1810)
  • Rivers of France (1833-1835)
  • The Burning of Parliament (1834)
  • The Fighting Téméraire (1839)
  • Norham Castle at Sunrise (1845)
van Eyck, Jan Dutch
1390 1441 Naturalism Notable art works by Jan van Eyck:
  • Madonna in the Church (1425-1430)
  • Ghent Altarpiece (1432)
  • Man with Turban (1433)
Velázquez, Diego Spanish
1599 1660 Baroque Notable art works by Diego Velázquez:
  • Water Seller of Seville (1620)
  • Christ on the Cross (1632)
  • Venus with a mirror (1650)
  • Las Meninas (1656)
  • The Spinners (1659)
  • Portrait of Prince Philip Prospero (1659)
Vermeer, Jan Dutch 1632 1675 Baroque Notable art works by Jan Vermeer:
  • A Maid Asleep (1656)
  • The Kitchen Maid (1658)
  • The Girl with a Pearl Earring (1661)
  • Milkmaid (1660)
  • The Art of Painting (1665)
  • Astronomer (1668)
  • The Lace maker (1669-1670)
Vettriano, Jack British
1951 Postmodern Notable art works by Jack Vettriano:
  • The Singing Butler (1992)
  • The Billy Boys (1994)
  • Dance For You (1996)
  • Valentine Rose (1997)
  • The Letter (2000)
  • The Drifter (2000)
  • His Favorite girl (2006)
  • Couple X (2008)
Warhol, Andy American 1928 1987 Pop Art Notable art works by Andy Warhol:
  • Campbell’s Soup Can (1962)
  • Twenty Marilyns (1962)
  • Mao (1973)
  • Maja (1980)
  • Lenin (1986)
Watteau, Jean-Antoine French
1684 1721 Rococo Notable art works by Jean-Antoine Watteau:
  • The Embarkation for Cythera (1710)
  • The Faux Pas (1717)
  • Mezzetin (1718-1720)
  • Italian Comedians (1720)
  • Gersaint’s Shop sign (1721)
Werefkin, Marianne von Russian
1860 1938 Expressionism Notable art works by Marianne von Werefkin:
  • Founder of the “Pink Salon” in Munich: Autumn (1907)
  • The Dancer Sacharoff (1909)
  • Ice Skater (1911)
  • La Bise (1917)
  • La Famiglia (1921)
Whiteread, Rachel British 1963 Contemporary Notable art works by Rachel Whiteread:
  • Torso (1991)
  • House (1993)
  • Orange Bath (1996)
Kusama, Yayoi Japanese 1929 Contemporary art, Pop art, Minimalism, Feminist Art Notable art works by Yayoi Kusama:
  • Waves (1953)
  • Infinity Mirror Room (1965)
  • Pumpkin (1983)
  • Dandelions (1985)
  • Waves on the Hudson River (1988)
  • Ready to Blossom in the Morning (1989)
  • Watching the Sea (1989)
  • Mushrooms (1995)
  • Narcissus Garden (1996)
  • Repetitive Vision (1996)
  • Dots Obsession (2003)
  • Ascension of Polka Dots (2006)
Zille, Heinrich German
1858 1929 Illustration Notable art works by Heinrich Zille:
  • Berlin Backyard Painter
  • Children of the Street (1908)
  • Mein Milljöh / My Milieu (1913)
  • Hurengespräche Whore Talks (1913)

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