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Famous Artists You Should Know

Artists and their Art

Famous Artists in Art Galleries

An Artist is a person engaged in an activity related to creating art, practicing the arts, or demonstrating an art. Its usage in this website’s context is as a practitioner in the visual arts only. “Artiste” (the French for artist) is a variant used in English in this context; however, its use and recognition have become rare.

The word art derives from the Latin “ars” (stem art-), which, although literally defined means “skill method,” also conveys a connotation of beauty.

“The purpose of art is to wash the dust of daily life off our souls.”
– Pablo Picasso

Famous Artists and their Art is our focus and our featured “Artiste”, include:

A Tour of Famous Artists You Should Know

Women in the Arts

A Tour of Art

  • Arnoldus van Anthonissen (1631 – 1703)
  • Francesco Hayez  (1791 – 1882)
  • David Gilmour Blythe (1815 – 1865)
  • Sophie Gengembre Anderson (1823 – 1903)
  • Margaret Bernadine Hall (1863 – 1910)


  • Feedback Welcomed on Artists and Paintings you would like to see covered in future posts?


Quotes about Art

Quotes about Art by artists express their truth based on their experience and feelings. Quotes about Art are famous because most people can relate to them in some way and on some level.


“Creativity takes courage.”
– Henri Matisse


“Painting is easy when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you do.”
– Edgar Degas


“Have no fear of perfection; you’ll never reach it.”
– Salvador Dali


“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try.”
– Dr. Seuss


“Originality is nothing but judicious imitation.”
– Voltaire


“Creativity is a drug I cannot live without.”
– Cecil B. DeMille


“Every artist was first an amateur.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson


“Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire,
you will what you imagine, and at last,
you create what you will.”

– George Bernard Shaw


“The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.”
– Francis Bacon


“No great art has ever been made without the artist having known danger.”
– Rainer Maria Rilke


“Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is.”
– Jackson Pollock


“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”
– Pablo Picasso

Explore Quotes

To be added based on feedback

  • Lysippos
  • William Dyce
  • Hugo van der Goes
  • Egon Schiele
  • Fra Angelico
  • Emily Carr
  • Matthias Grünewald
  • Gustave Doré
  • Hiroshige
  • Paul Sérusier
  • Hieronymus Bosch
  • Tilman Riemenschneider

Others from JOM

  • Laurence William Wilson
  • John Adamson
  • Robert Russell
  • John Longstaff
  • Gottfried Lindauer
  • Edmund Blair Leighton
  • Pieter Brueghel the Younger
  • Cornelius Krieghoff
  • Thomas Davies
  • Hans Memling
  • William-Adolphe Bouguereau
  • Charles W Bartlett
  • Horatio Greenough
  • Grant Wood
  • Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
  • John Taylor
  • Joannes Corvus
  • Francis Guy
  • Jean-Jacques Caffieri
  • Ralph Earl
  • Alexandre Cabanel
  • Edward Moran
  • up to page 37 of 98 old to new


“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.”
– Pablo Picasso


Photo Credit: Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons