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Top 10 Best and Most Famous Western Painters of All Time

There have had been various painters who got fame for their amazing paintings and artworks. The history of human beings is full with talented painters. From 13th to 20th century, there had been fantastic western, French and other Spanish painters who got much fame in their time-frames. The painters have been known for their work, the world’s museums reflect how perfect those people were in their creative and innovative ideas. This is why, until today they are known and their names are written in the history with golden words.

Here are the top 10 best and most famous western painters of all time.

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10. Jackson Pollock (1912-1956)

Most Famous Western Painters

Jackson was the major figure of America. He created matchless paintings between 1947 and 1950. He was born in 1912. He intended to create paintings to compete Picasso’s blue period or van Gogh’s final months in Auvers.

9. Paul Gauguin (1848-1903)

Most Famous Western Painters

Paul is a famous painter of 18th century. He is one of the most fascinating figures and painters of all time, his works belonged to the times of Impressionism. We can see so many ‘Polynesian paintings’ of Paul in different museums the world over.
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8. Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890)

Most Famous Western Painters

Vincent Van Gogh was born in 1853. He was a talented painter, and presented various artworks. Despite the fact that he led a miserable life, he greatly influenced the world of art with his works, reflecting various emotions of life.

7. Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564)

Most Famous Western Painters

Michelangelo was born in 1475. He surprised the world with his spectacular artworks and paintings. Many of Michelangelo’s paintings have been kept in world’s museums. He defined himself as a great “sculptor”, and even his painted masterpiece (the frescoes in the Sistine Chapel) which is kept in a famous museum.

6. Jan Van Eyck (1390-1441)

Most Famous Western Painters

Jan Van Eyck is a spectacular painter of 13th century. He was born in 1390 and presented various Flemish paintings during his times. All of his paintings reflect the emotions and geniuses of accuracy.
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5. Caravaggio (1571-1610)

Most Famous Western Painters

Caravaggio is considered to be the tough and violent western painter and was born in 1571. He is titled as the Father of Baroque Paintings and used to reflect his thoughts in his paintings. He got fame with his Caravaggisti’ style paintings.

4. Diego Velazquez (1599-1660)

Most Famous Western Painters

Diego was a painter of 1599. He is one of the summits of Baroque paintings. This Dutch artist presented various ideas to the world with his rigid courtesan paintings, reflecting the fluctuations of his society. Nevertheless, Velázquez was an innovator, and a “painter of atmosphere” who dominated for over two centuries.

3. Francisco De Goya (1746-1828)

Most Famous Western Painters

Francisco was born in 1746. He presented various artworks to keep his name alive in his times. He was an influencing painter and entrepreneur of his time. He was born in Fuendetodos, Spain.

2. Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944)

Most Famous Western Painters

Wassily was born in 1866. He is titled as “father of abstraction”. He got fame for his paintings and succeeded in reflecting his emotions in the paintings, which are kept in different museums of the world.
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1. Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

Most Famous Western Painters

Picasso is a western painter, born in 1881. He had put much focus on the creation of sculptures and influencing paintings. Picasso destroyed the avant-garde, and created several masterpieces to amaze the world.