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30 Most Famous Artists of All Time

Do you like art and want to know more about the most famous artists of all time? Here’s the list you’ve been waiting for. The artists presented in this article all share the usual stamps of fame: inclusion in global rosters as art masters with critically acclaimed reputations, being routinely taught in schools and frequently referenced in pop culture and having easily recognizable iconic masterpieces.

30 Most Famous Artists of All Time

Leonardo da Vinci is widely acknowledged as the most famous and influential artist of the Renaissance period and one of the most renowned artists.

1. Leonardo Da Vinci

(1452 – 1519)

His most iconic work, the “Mona Lisa,” was painted during his stay in Florence between 1503 and 1519 and has since been kept in the Louvre Museum in Paris. While it’s one of the most well-known art pieces in the world, art collectors Beyoncé and Jay-Z showed it in their video clip Apesht, recorded in the Louvre.

Michelangelo is often referred to as one of the greatest artists in history. Over 400 years after his death, people still admire him worldwide.

2. Michelangelo

(1475 – 1564)

Michelangelo was an incredibly talented artist, and his most famous works include the breathtaking frescoes on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel and his Pietà sculpture.

Gian Lorenzo Bernini is a defining sculptor of the Baroque era, having had an impressive career lasting almost 70 years.

3. Gian Lorenzo Bernini

(1598 – 1680)

He took on the architect role at St. Peter’s Basilica after Michelangelo. His work includes the iconic plaza and colonnade, as well as the central bronze canopy.

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