Top 50 Most Famous Painters Ever (2017)

This list of most famous painters of all time includes great painters of medieval period and modern painters too. We have been blessed with many great painters in history and believe it or not but their paintings contributed a lot in developing human culture and thoughts. Take for example paintings of Leonardo da vinci. The Italian genius is known for his work in the fields of art and science. His paintings were not only example of perfect art but also made us wonder about purpose and meaning of life. His masterpiece painting Mona Lisa is globally regarded as the finest painting of all time. You won’t believe that the original painting of MonaLisa has value of Billions of dollars and it is among the most protected piece of art. Many conspiracy theorist claims that the original painting was never put on display to public because it has a very secret and deep meaning which cannot be made public. Leonardo’s other paintings including The Last Supper of Jesus and Mary Ann also found popularity among masses. His drawing of the Vitruvian man puzzled scientists for generations.

Another great painter Michelangelo also contributed a lot to human culture. His painting ‘Creation of Adam’ is used by millions of churches around the world. Also he sculpted the masterpiece Daid (statue) that attracts millions of tourists globally. Vincent Van Gogh who created more than 2000 artworks also found similar fame like Michelangelo and Vinci. Vincent popularized oil paintings and he created around 800 oil paintings. Vincent has equal (if not less) popularity compared to Vinci in modern times. In the 1900s one painter who became a living legend was Pablo Picaso. Pablo created a different and unique art style which was later called as modern art style. To be honest, most people were not able to understand the meaning of his paintings (and sometimes his paintings at all). However, Picaso went on to become one of the greatest painters of all time. Rembrandt also achieved fame and today many people call his paintings the finest of all time. To pay homage to these legends we have created here a list of 50 greatest and most popular painters of all time. So without any further ado, we present you 50 most famous painters ever –

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50. John Singer Sargent
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49. Sandro Botticelli
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48. Kazimir Malevich
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47. Jacques-Louis David
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46. Edward Hopper
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45. JMW Turner
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44. El Greco
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43. Wilem De Kooning
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42. Henri De Toulouse-Lautrec
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41. Marc Chagall
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