A famous artists list may vary if the compiler of the list is trying to cover certain mediums, such as painting versus sculpture, or if the compiler is looking at Modern versus Masters. Here are a few that make my famous artists list.
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
Rembrandt lived in the 1600’s in Netherlands. He came from a large family and attended college. However, he soon opened his own art studio, and then started accepting students of his own. During his lifetime he was recognized as an accomplished painter, but was never financial stable. He lived beyond his means, often buying other artist’s works.
Sir Peter Paul Rubens
A Flemish painter, Rubens lived from 1577-1640, working as an artist and diplomat. He is well known for his paintings as his altarpieces. He was active throughout Europe, both as a artist and a diplomat. He, at one time, was the court painter for Albert VII, Archduke of Austria. His work as a diplomat included trying to bring peace between the Spanish Netherlands, and the Dutch Republic. One of his paitings, the Massacre of the Innocents, sold in 2002 for $76.2 million and is the current record for an Old Master Painting.
Living from 1840 to 1926, Claude Money was the founder of French impressionist painting. In fact, the term impressionism comes from the tile of one if his paintings, Impression, Sunris
Vincent Van Gogh
A Dutch painter of the 1800’s, Van Gogh suffered from mental illness, and died at early at the age of 37, of a gunshot wound, thought to be self-inflicted. He drew even as child, and did so his w
Any list of famous artists could go on almost forever. Here are a few that should make any famous artists list. What artists would you add?