Painters List

Painters List

Know the magnificent painters of their time

Painting is such an art through which a painter or an artist can turn a still-life image into appealing art. Every individual is capable of drawing, sketching, painting, mosaic, mural, caricature and so on. However, it is only a few of them who actually creates masterpieces of their works through the art of painting. As a result of their magnificent works, these greatest artists always leave an unforgettable impression on them and we remember them throughout our lives and generations. These never-ending legacies of such renowned artists go on for many centuries that come and go.

Out of many painters like landing painting, there are some who have left a mark on us with their creativity. They have been the most prominent painters of their time. Despite facing various challenges with their lives and witnessing dystopia, these painters have left the world behind.

Therefore, this blog lists some of the great painters who are vividly known for their outstanding works. You will now find a few of their existing works in various museums around the world.

List of intellectually skilled and truly unforgettable painters of the world

1. Jan Van Eyck

Jan Van Eyck was a famous painter from The Netherlands. He is still remembered for being the founder of the Early Netherlander painting during the Middle Ages. From the time his years, he had painted more than twenty works, which are still survived at museums, while some are kept confidentially.

Jan Van Eyck knew Latin, Greek and Hebrew languages and often used the alphabets in his paintings as inscriptions. He started working as a court painter and later had a workshop. Jan Van Eyck, along with his associates, painted many palaces and churches with his masterpiece art. He became widely known after painting his self-portrait. He is also believed to have invented oil painting.

His famous paintings:

  • Arnolfini Portrait
  • Portrait of a Man (Self-Portrait)
  • Ghent Altarpiece
  • Madonna of Chancellor Rolin
  • Lucca Madonna
  • Virgin and Child with Canon
  • Portrait of Margaret van Eyck

The painting ‘Portrait of Margaret van Eyck’ is the famous painting of his wife, though very little is known about her.

2. Leonardo Da Vinci

It is quite impossible to forget the magnificent painter during his time as well as during the Italian Renaissance in the sixteenth century. The name of this magnificent painter and one of the greatest artists of all time is Leonardo Da Vinci. Born in the year 1452 in Florence, Italy (formerly called as Vinci).

Because Leonardo Da Vinci went through troubled times of his personal life and also experienced political challenges, he came to be known as ‘Leonardo Da Vinci’, though his real name was Leonardo Di Ser Piero. He always had an ambition in fine arts and was successful in doing so. Leonardo Da Vinci began painting at an early age and, as time passed by and people started noticing his works, he rose to fame. He has been accredited for many of his works. Most of his paintings are displayed at museums in various countries.

However, a currently known fact is that Leonardo’s last painting was never completed due to his ailing age. His last painting is believed to be his self-portrait which is now left incomplete.

 His famous paintings:

Leonardo Da Vinci is known for many of his paintings throughout the world and throughout generations. One of his most famous painting is the painting of the “Mona Lisa”. He painted the “Mona Lisa” between 1503 and 1506. The painting is currently kept at a museum in his birthplace Italy. As of today, this painting is worth billions of dollars in the market. Other known paintings of Leonardo Da Vinci are:

  • Annunciation
  • Lady With An Ermine
  • The Last Supper
  • Vitruvian Man
  • Salvator Mundi
  • Virgin of the Rocks

3. Raphael

Raphael was another great Italian painter during the time of the much chaotic Italian Renaissance. He lived and painted his artistic works during the same time as that of the famous Leonardo Da Vinci and Michelangelo.

The painting had become a natural skill within him and became popular like the other painters of the High Renaissance. He inherited the skill in painting from his father Giovanni Santi, who was a court painter.

His famous paintings:

  • Baronci Altarpiece
  • Mond Crucifixion
  • Brera Wedding of the Virgin
  • Three Graces
  • Michael
  • Madonnas
  • The Coronation of the Virgin
  • Saint George and the Dragon

Apart from his works in these famous paintings, he also did cabinet paintings and church paintings. However, he didn’t have a long lifespan and he died while he was in his 30s.

4. Sir Peter Paul Rubens

Sir Peter Paul Rubens was a noted and respected painter from Belgium. He lived between the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and is still remembered around the world for his works. Thus, He ran his own studio and produced several paintings. He had over a thousand paintings accredited to his name, which are his notable works and many of his paintings were also commissioned by high ranking authorities during his time.

His famous paintings:

  • Portrait of a Young Woman with a Rosary
  • Venus at the Mirror
  • Infanta Isabella Clara Eugenia
  • Virgin in Adoration before the Christ Child
  • Portrait of King Philip IV of Spain
  • Portrait of Elisabeth of France
  • The Miracle of Saint Hubert
  • Landscape with Milkmaids and Cattle

These are only a few of his over thousands of pieces of work, some of which still exists today at various museums.