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. :)

6 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite 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,

    Angelico, Fra

    Audubon, John James

    Bellini, Giovanni

    Benton, Thomas Hart

    Botticcelli, Sandro

    Brueghel, Pieter


    Cassatt, Mary

    Cezanne, Paul

    Chagall, Marc

    Dali, Salvador

    De Kooning, Willem

    Dore, Gustave

    Dürer, Albrecht

    Escher, M.C.

    Gainsborough, Thomas

    Gauguin, Paul

    Hogarth, William

    Holbein the Younger, Hans

    Hopper, Edward

    Homer, Winslow

    Manet, Edouard

    Modigliani, Amedeo


    Pollock, Jackson


    Renoir, Pierre Auguste

    Rockwell, Norman

    Rodin, Auguste

    Tintoretto, Jacopo


    Vermeer, Johannes

    Whistler, James Abbott McNeill

    Wyeth, Andrew

    Weston, Edward

    • Login to reply the answers
  • madart
    Lv 6
    1 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.

    • Login to reply the answers
  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    go to a library

    • Login to reply the answers
  • 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.

    • Login to reply the answers
  • How do you think about the answers? You can sign in to vote the answer.
  • Ozzie
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Oh baby!... Dale Chihuly !!!

    Chihuly revolutionized the studio glass movement.

    Check out the URLs.


    • Login to reply the answers
  • 1 decade ago


    van gogh



    da vinci

    annie lebowitz




    Source(s): my head
    • Login to reply the answers
Still have questions? Get your answers by asking now.