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Historical Artists: Learn about Famous Artists throughout History

The most famous artists in history led incredibly fascinating lives! At EmptyEasel you can learn about Cubist artists Picasso and Bracque; those who came before them, like Cézanne and Monet; as well as view paintings by the Impressionists and study the portraits of kings painted by Diego Velazquez.

No matter which artist from history you're interested in, you'll find information about their lives and artwork right here on EmptyEasel.

Browse all our articles on famous artists below:

Edward Hopper became an influential American realist painter of the 20th century. Early on, however, Edward Hopper was not so. . . read more

The 20th century marked a time of change in the art world, and two of the most revolutionary artists to influence the 20th. . . read more

Claude Monet was born in 1840 in Paris. He was especially influential in the Impressionist art movement, and is probably best known for his famous paintings of water lilies and Impressionist Parisian scenes. . . . read more

Read about Mary Cassatt, one of the most prominent American women in art in the 19th century. Mary Cassatt's paintings fall under. . . read more

Eugene Delacroix was a famous French Romantic painter born in 1798 near Paris. His paintings were first known for their classical. . . read more

Born in 1869, Henri Matisse was a widely influential French painter who lived in the early 20th century. He was really more of an intellectual artist than an emotional artist, although you might not guess that from his work alone. . . . read more

Georges Braque was a French painter born in 1882, and the co-creator of the Cubist art movement. Although never as popular as. . . read more

Pablo Picasso—born Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima. . . read more

Edgar Degas was a French artist who is best known for his drawings, paintings and sculptures of ballerinas; as well as many sketches and sculptures of horses. Born in 1834 to a moderately wealthy family, Degas began painting on his own. . . read more

Spanish artist Francisco Goya painted portraits for the King of Spain, made political paintings about the French invasion, and. . . read more

17th century Spanish artist Diego Velazquez was court painter to the King of Spain. Famous paintings by Diego Velazquez include. . . read more

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