Top 10 Famous Painters in The World

People can use different ways and methods of passing messages such as sound, images, writings, and pictures. Paintings can be used to convey important messages to people whereby a painter uses his tools to draw arts and expresses his thoughts. Some great painters did terrific works of paintings that inspired many people.


Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890)

Vincent Van Gogh was born in Holland in 1953. He started painting in his uncle’s art dealership at his early age. Later, joined training to study arts in Brussels and Paris. He developed a passion for painting, and other artists like Monet and Renoir greatly influenced him. He did remarkable paintings themes of The starry nights, Sunflowers and Cafe Terrace. Vincent died of mental imbalance disease in 1890.


Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519)


Leonardo was born and grew up in Italy. He developed a desire in painting at his early age when he began to show exceptional talents in academics and arts. He pioneered the themes of shadows and movements as well as Chiaroscuro use which was the method of indicating a contrast of shadow and light. Leonardo made the paintings of Mona Lisa, Last Supper, and other religious arts. He was an extraordinary painter, inventor, and a scientist. He died in 1519, and he was one of the most celebrated artists in the world.


Raphael (1483-1520)


Raphael was born in the Marches in Italy in 1983. He developed the love of painting from his father who was a court painter at his early age. In 1508, He was requested by Pope Julius II to paints all the rooms in the Vatican. He did fantastic work in his masterpieces like the Disputa and the School of Athens. Raphael died at the age of 37 years, and he did an excellent job in painting, drawing, and architecture.


Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)


Picasso was born in Spain in 1881. He displayed the passion in painting at the age of 14 years where he began painting sculptures. He made controversial paintings that include the cubism and blue and pink period of a young man. He died in 1973 at the age of 92 leaving behind around fifty thousand pictures.


Michelangelo (1475–1564)


Michelangelo was born in 1975 in Caprese village. At the age of 13, he joined Domenico Ghirlandaio to learn the basics techniques of painting. He also gained skills in sculpting and made a significant sculpture of the Virgin Mary holding her son Jesus Christ as well as The Sistine Chapel, The Pieta, and David.


Paul Cezanne (1839-1906)


Paul was born in 1939 in a province called Aix-en, in France. He dropped out of law school to learn the painting cause because he had a great desire in arts. In Paris, Cezanne met a great artist called Camille Pissarro who mentored him in painting work and later became an impressionist artist. He made essential paintings such as The Card Players and Still Life with a Curtain.


Jan Vermeer (1632-1675)


Vermeer was a Dutch who made the most famous arts such as the view of the city of Delft. He died in 1675 and left a legacy for essential paintings that include Girl With a Pearl Earring, and The Milkmaid.


Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (1606 – 1669)


Rembrandt was born during the age of ‘Dutch Golden Age’ in 1606 in the Netherlands. Pieter Lastman taught him the painting skills and made famous arts such as the sea of Galilee storm and the Jewish Bride.


Auguste Renoir (1841–1919)


Renoir was born in 1841 in France. He learned the painting skills at porcelain painter through apprenticeship and later joined the Ecole des Beaux to study Arts. He painted great arts such as the On the Terrace.


Claude Monet (1840-1926)


Claude was a pioneer of painting in French and became the most popular in artworks. His great pictures include the Impression Sunrise, women in Garden and the waterlilies.




The top ten famous painters inspired many people by their beautiful and unique arts. They left behind most controversial paintings and legacies of centuries. Watch out for our next article on health benefits of spinach juice