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Top 10 Most Famous French Artists and Painters

There was a time when the artists and painters were not appreciated for their work. But nowadays, these personalities are highly appreciated, no matter they belong to historical times or are alive. The French artists are especially admired for their amazing and adorable works done in the history. Here are the top 10 most famous and greatest French artists and painters. Let’s go back to the paste and review it all together. Please enjoy!

List of Top 10 Most Famous French Artists and Painters:

[Last updated on April 2017]
Edgar Degas - Famous French Artists and Painters
Edgar Degas – Famous French Artists and Painters
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10. Paul Gauguin (1848-1903)

Greatest French Artists

Paul Gauguin is another French artist and painter of post impressionist times. He contributed a lot in the growth of avant-garde paintings. Gauguin was in a close relationship with Van Gogh.
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9. Vincent Van Gogh (1853–1890)

Greatest French Artists

Vincent Van Gogh belongs to post impressionist times. He is one of the most notable painters and artists in the world. Vincent is best known for his boldness and vivid paintings, and was born in Netherlands.

8. Camille Pissarro (1830–1903)

Greatest French Artists

Camille Pissarro belongs to the eras of Impressionist and post-impressionist. He is one of the highly influencing and best painters of all the time. He used to work on new and unique styles in his paintings, that could give an edge to his career.

7. Édouard Manet (1832–1883)

Greatest French Artists

Édouard Manet is known for his contribution to the schools of ‘Realism’ and ‘Impressionism’. He was a great and innovative painter. He has transformed his works to impressionism in a way to give them a modern look.

6. Eugène Delacroix (1798–1863)

Greatest French Artists

Eugène Delacroix is best known for his romantic paintings and artworks. He got the inspirations of this work from the Venetian Renaissance painters and Rubens.

5. Paul Cezanne (1839-1906)

Greatest French Artists

Paul Cezanne was born in 18th century. He is a painter and amazing artist of post impressionist era. He started his career in the impressionist moulds but developed himself as an innovative artist by giving best of artworks during 19th century.

4. Charles-François Daubigny (1817–1878)

Greatest French Artists

Charles-François Daubigny is one of the most famous artists of all the time. He is still remembered for his traditional landscape paintings and use to impress the people around with his unique artworks.
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3. August Renoir (1841–1919)

Greatest French Artists

August Renoir belongs to the era of Impressionist. He is one of the most famous painters who played a key role in the development of impressionist works.

2. Claude Monet (1840–1926) 

Greatest French Artists

Claude Monet is an artist of Impressionist. He is one of the most influencing painters of 18th century. He was highly influenced by works of seniors and originated his own works like ‘Impression, Sunrise’, and others.

1. Edgar Degas (1834–1917)

Greatest French Artists

Edgar Degas is considered to be a forerunner of impressionism. He used to paint realistic aspects of a person’s life. His style of artworks was really unique and highly impressive.

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One comment

  1. On number nine it has a picture of Van Gogh yet it says it’s Paul Gauguin, then on number six it has Van Gogh. Plus, it’s the same picture, but for Gauguin, it’s just zoomed in a little and the background was changed.