Famous Painters: 25 Influential Artists Throughout History
Artists have been making their mark on mankind throughout history, starting with the earliest cave paintings.
The painters who made our list are famous because their work is inspiring, started a movement or because they are genuinely amazing at their craft.
Here are the most famous painters of all time - from the Byzantine to the present!
Theophanes the Greek is probably the most famous of Byzantine artists. Byzantine art is known for its bold depictions of religious icons.
Theophanes the Greek
He focused more on the human and realistic side of these images, which was a huge break from traditional bold and flat figures of traditional Byzantine art.
Giotto di Bondone
Leonardo Da Vinci is the most well-known Renaissance painter and one of the most famous artists of all time. His masterpiece, the
, is on display at the Louvre in Paris
Leonardo Da Vinci
Michelangelo will always be remembered as the artist who painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome, the iconic scene depicting the
Creation of Adam
Obsessed with truth over beauty, Rembrandt’s work showcased a realism that was unmatched before his time.
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