Can you help me make a list of famous artists?
I'm trying to make a list of around popular 50 artists (painters, sculptors, etc.) from any time period (classic to modern). The types of names I want are those that are rather well-known, so if someone makes a reference to him/her in conversation, most people would know who they mean. The names I've been able to come up with so far are: Monet, Van Gogh, Khalo, Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Donatello, Dali, Matisse, Klee, Chagall, Picasso, Renoir, Rousseau, Toulouse-Lautrec, Warhol, Rockwell, Seurat, Munch, and Rembrandt.
P.S. I'm not a student asking for help on an assignment. This sounds weird, but my husband wants to be on Jeopardy, and I'm trying to help him study for the categories he thinks he won't do well on. :)
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Like any list, this one may represent my own biases, and it is not a bad idea to include certain famous photographers among a list of "artists." Anyway, here's some ideas
Andrea del Sarto,
Audubon, John James
Benton, Thomas Hart
De Kooning, Willem
Holbein the Younger, Hans
Renoir, Pierre Auguste
Whistler, James Abbott McNeill
- madartLv 61 decade ago
The two most popular art history texts in college are Jensen's and Art through the Ages. I would pick up one of those from a friend or the library. If you want to buy one, don't buy a new one from a college bookstore- buy a used one or check the big chain bookstores, they often have them in bargain books. That would be a good place to start. Have him skim through focusing on anything he recognizes from popular culture. It wouldn't be bad if he had an overview of the movements and themes and not just individual artists.
Good luck. Hope he makes it on.
- Anonymous6 years ago
go to a library
- 1 decade ago
I highly recommend checking the "artchive" at
Not only does it have listings of every artist you could think of, but it has catagories like Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Neo-Classical etc and it explains what everything is and has names and images of artists/painters/sculptors.
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- 1 decade ago
SeuratSource(s): my head