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Historical Artists: Learn about Famous Artists throughout History

Andy Warhol (famous pop artist of the 50's, 60's, and 70's) created mass-produced artwork and combined commercialism with fine. . . read more

Famous artist and portrait painter John Singer Sargent was known for painting wealthy aristocrats as well as the controversial. . . read more

Peter Paul Rubens was arguably one of the best painters of the 17th century Baroque style, and certainly the most famous Northern European painter of his day. His self-portrait here shows a restrained nobleman, dress sword included, and was painted late in his life after a very successful career in art, politics, and business. . . . read more

Learn about Michelangelo Buonarroti, painter of the Sistine Chapel. Michelangelo created some of the most beautiful sculptures,. . . read more

Piet Mondrian's most recognized works are abstract paintings of colored squares, rectangles, and thick black lines - but of. . . read more

Willem Kalf was a 17th century Dutch painter, known for his amazingly detailed paintings. Today he's considered one of the greatest still life painters in all of art history. . . . read more

The artist Vincent Van Gogh was a post-impressionist painter whose love of color is clearly seen in his now famous paintings.. . . read more

Learn about artist Salvador Dali and his surrealist paintings, including Persistence of Memory, his most famous surreal painting. . . read more

In the late 19th century, Paul Cézanne, a French oil painter, became the first artist of his generation to deliberately and successfully break away from Impressionism. Cézanne was a forerunner to the . . . read more

Paul Gauguin was a post-impressionist painter who started out as an impressionist. Paul Gauguin's paintings explored vivid color. . . read more

The artist Caravaggio and his early Baroque paintings are very famous, as are his wild lifestyle and temper. When Caravaggio. . . read more

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