Artist Biography & Oil Painting Reproductions

The famous artist biographies will inform, shock, make you happy or sad. A common thread runs through many of their lives. The linking one with another through their: collaborations, exhibitions, teachings, travels or friendships. Some of the painters were very successful and became world renowned. Some artists only sold a few paintings during their lifetime and were poor, depressed individuals.

Many started out reproducing oil paintings of the old masters in museums to support themselves or as part of their artistic training. One thing is clear as you read the artist biographies, through hardships, poverty, despair, ridicule, or uncertainty, they never gave up their passion for being a painter. Read the biography of the painters and see the celebrated paintings.

From here you can read the individual artist biography and/or view all their famous paintings. Click your favorite artist, then View Artists Paintings button to see all their oil painting reproductions.

bios biography biographies of world famous artists painters and oil painting reproductions

Enjoy their Bite-Sized Biographies, and their famous artwork.

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Aagaard, Carl FrederikAchenbach, AndreasAchenbach, OswaldAdams, John OttisAertsen, PieterAguilar, Andrés CortésAivazovsky, IvanAlbright, Adam EmoryAlexander, John WhiteAlma Tadema, Laura TheresaAlma Tadema , LawrenceAltdorfer, AlbrechtAnderson, Sophie GengembreAndreotti, FedericoAngelico, FraAnquetin, LouisAnshutz, Thomas PollockAntropov, Aleksey PetrovichAranda, José JiménezArcimboldo, GiuseppeAvercamp, Hendrick
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Bacon, FrancisBalla, GiacomoBarocci, FedericoBeardsley, Aubrey VincentBeaux, CeciliaBeccafumi, DomenicoBeckwith, James CarrollBelleuse, Pierre CarrierBellini, GiovanniBellotto, BernardoBellows, Albert FitchBellows, George WesleyBeraud, JeanBerckheyde, Gerrit AdriaenszBermejo, BartoloméBeroud, LouisBeruete, Aureliano DeBierstadt, AlbertBingham, George CalebBischoff, FranzBlaas, Eugene DeBlake, WilliamBlanche, Jacques EmileBlechen, CarlBloch, AlbertBloemaert, AbrahamBoccioni, UmbertoBocklin, ArnoldBoggs, Frank MyersBoldini, GiovanniBondone, Giotto DiBonheur, RosaBonnard, PierreBonnat, Léon FlorentinBosch, HieronymusBotticelli, SandroBoucher, FrançoisBoudin, Eugène LouisBouguereau, William AdolpheBoulanger, GustaveBouveret, Pascal DagnanBoyce, George PriceBradford, WilliamBrandt, JózefBraque, GeorgesBreton, JulesBrett, JohnBrewtnall, Edward FrederickBricher, Alfred ThompsonBrickdale, Eleanor FortescueBridgman, Frederick ArthurBronzino, AgnoloBrown, Ford MadoxBrown, John GeorgeBruegel The Elder, PieterBrugghen, Hendrick TerBrunery, FrancoisBukovac, VlahoBunker, Dennis MillerBurne Jones, EdwardBussière, GastonButman, FrederickButtersworth, James Edward
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Cabanel, AlexandreCagnacci, GuidoCaillebotte, GustaveCamarasa, Hermenegildo AngladaCamarlench, Ignacio PinazoCampin, RobertCanaletto, Giovanni AntonioCaravaggio, Michelangelo MerisiCardoso, Amadeo De SouzaCarlevarijs, LucaCarlsen, EmilCarpaccio, VittoreCarr, EmilyCarra, CarloCarracci, AgostinoCarracci, AnnibaleCassatt, MaryCastelao, Alfonso RodríguezCatlin, GeorgeCézanne, PaulChaplin, Charles JoshuaChapman, Conrad WiseChardin, Jean Baptiste SiméonChase, William MerrittChassériau, ThéodoreChavannes, Pierre Puvis DeChoultsé, Ivan FedorovichChurch, Frederic EdwinClaesz, PieterClairin, Georges Jules VictorClaus, EmileClausen, GeorgeCogniet, LéonCole, ThomasComerre, Léon FrançoisConstable, JohnConstant, BenjaminCooke, Edward WilliamCooper, Colin CampbellCooper, Thomas SidneyCope, Charles WestCorcos, Vittorio MatteoCordero, José VillegasCorinth, LovisCorot, Jean Baptiste CamilleCorreggio, Antonio DaCortès, Edouard LeonCot, Pierre AugusteCourbet, GustaveCouse, Eanger IrvingCouture, ThomasCranach The Elder, LucasCrane, Robert BruceCroegaert, GeorgesCropsey, Jasper FrancisCurran, Charles CourtneyCuyp, Aelbert Jacobsz
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Da Vinci, LeonardoDahl, HansDaingerfield, ElliottDaubigny, Charles FrançoisDavid, Jacques LouisDavis, Charles HaroldDawe, GeorgeDe Vos, CornelisDecamp, Joseph RodeferDecamps, Alexandre GabrielDefregger, FranzDegas, EdgarDegrain, Antonio MuñozDelacroix, EugeneDelaroche, PaulDelpy, Hippolyte CamilleDepero, FortunatoDesgoffe, Blaise AlexandreDesportes, Alexandre FrançoisDetaille, EdouardDeutsch, LudwigDewing, Thomas WilmerDicksee, FrankDoré, GustaveDou, GerritDraper, Herbert JamesDreux, Alfred DeDujardin, KarelDupré, JulienDurand, Asher BrownDürer, AlbrechtDurrie, George HenryDuval, Eugène Emmanuel AmauryDuveneck, Frank
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Eakins, ThomasElsheimer, AdamEmms, JohnEnjolras, DelphinEnneking, JohnErnst, RodolpheEsquivel, Antonio MaríaEtty, WilliamEversen, Adrianus
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Fabbi, FabioFabrés, Antonio MariaFalero, Luis RicardoFantin Latour, HenriFarny, HenryFattori, GiovanniFerneley, JohnFischer, Paul GustavFisher, AlvanFlameng, FrançoisFlandrin, Jean HippolyteForbes, Stanhope AlexanderFortuny Marsal, MarianoFoster, Myles BirketFrancesca, Piero DellaFrère, Charles ThéodoreFriant, EmileFriedrich, Caspar DavidFrieseke, Frederick CarlFriesz, Emile OthonFrith, William PowellFromentin, Eugène
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Gainsborough, ThomasGallardo, Cecilio Plá YGarber, DanielGardner, Elizabeth JaneGauguin, PaulGentileschi, ArtemisiaGéricault, ThéodoreGérôme, Jean LeonGervex, HenriGhirlandaio, DomenicoGifford, Sanford RobinsonGil, José Benlliure YGilbert, Victor GabrielGiordano, LucaGiovanni, Bartolomeo DiGirardet, Eugene AlexisGirtin, ThomasGleizes, AlbertGleyre, CharlesGodward, John WilliamGoldie, CharlesGoltzius, HendrikGonzalès, EvaGoodall, FrederickGoodwin, AlbertGorky, ArshileGorson, Aaron HarryGoya, Francisco José DeGranet, François MariusGraves, Abbott FullerGreco, ElGrimmer, AbelGrimmer, JacobGrimshaw, John AtkinsonGris, JuanGrosso, GiacomoGuardi, FrancescoGuérin, Pierre NarcisseGuiard, AdolfoGuigou, Paul CamilleGuillaumin, Armand
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Hacker, ArthurHaes, Carlos DeHallé, Charles EdwardHals, DirckHals, FransHardy, HeywoodHarlamoff, AlexeiHarnett, William MichaelHarpignies, HenriHarvey, HaroldHaseltine, William StanleyHassam, ChildeHawthorne, Charles WHayez, FrancescoHeade, Martin JohnsonHeda, Willem ClaeszoonHeem, Jan Davidsz DeHenner, Jean JacquesHennings, Ernest MartinHenri, RobertHenry, Edward LamsonHerring Jr, John FrederickHerring Sr, John FrederickHerzog, HermannHetzel, GeorgeHicks, EdwardHicks, George ElgarHill, EdwardHill, ThomasHitchcock, GeorgeHobbema, MeindertHockney, DavidHogarth, WilliamHolsoe, Carl VilhelmHomer, WinslowHonthorst, Gerrit VanHoog, Bernard DeHopper, EdwardHughes, ArthurHughes, Edward RobertHulk Senior, AbrahamHunt, William HolmanHuntington, DanielHuysum, Jan Van
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Ingres, Jean Auguste DominiqueInness, GeorgeIsabey, EugèneIsraëls, JozefIves, Currier And
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Janmot, LouisJawlensky, Alexej VonJensen, Johan LaurentzJohnson, DavidJohnson, EastmanJohnson, Frank TenneyJones, Francis CoatesJones, Hugh BoltonJongkind, Johan BartholdJordaens, Jacob
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Kalf, WillemKallela, Akseli GallenKandinsky, WassilyKaufmann, IsidorKennington, Thomas BenjaminKensett, John FrederickKersting, Georg FriedrichKilburne, George GoodwinKirchner, Ernst LudwigKlee, PaulKlimt, GustavKnapp, Charles WilsonKnaus, LudwigKnight, Daniel RidgwayKnight, Louis AstonKnip, Henriëtte RonnerKoekkoek, Barend CornelisKoekkoek, Johannes HermanusKoester, AlexanderKorovin, KonstantinKowalski, Alfred WieruszKramskoi, IvanKrieghoff, Cornelius DavidKroyer, Peder SeverinKuhnert, Friedrich Wilhelm
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La Farge, JohnLa Touche, GastonLaloue, Eugene GalienLambert, George WashingtonLancerotto, EgistoLancret, NicolasLandseer, Edwin HenryLane, Fitz HughLangley, WalterLarsson, CarlLaugé, AchilleLaurens, Jean PaulLawrence, ThomasLawson, ErnestLe Brun, CharlesLeader, Benjamin WilliamsLear, EdwardLeavitt, Edward ChalmersLebasque, HenriLebourg, AlbertLefèbvre, Jules JosephLéger, FernandLeickert, Charles Henri JosephLeighton, Edmund BlairLeighton, FrederickLemmen, GeorgesLempicka, Tamara DeLenoir, Charles AmableLepage, Jules BastienLesrel, Adolphe AlexandreLessing, Carl FriedrichLewis, John FrederickLhermitte, Léon AugustinLinnell, JohnLoir, LuigiLoiseau, GustaveLong, Edwin LongsdenLonghi, PietroLorrain, ClaudeLuce, MaximilienLuks, George BenjaminLuminais, Evariste VitalLynch, Albert
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Macke, AugustMadrazo Y Kuntz, Federico DeMagnasco, AlessandroMakart, HansMalevich, KazimirMancini, AntonioManet, EdouardManfredi, BartolomeoMantegna, AndreaMarc, FranzMarks, Henry StacyMarqués, Francisco DomingoMartin, Henri Jean GuillaumeMartin, Homer DodgeMatisse, HenriMaufra, MaximeMauve, Anton RudolfMeifrèn I Roig, EliseuMeissonier, Jean Louis ErnestMelchers, GariMengs, Anton RaphaelMerle, HuguesMetcalf, Willard LeroyMetsu, GabriëlMeynier, CharlesMichelangelo, BuonarrotiMillais, John EverettMillar, Addison ThomasMiller, Alfred JacobMillet, Francis DavisMillet, Jean FrançoisMiranda, Juan Carreño DeMiró, JoanModigliani, AmedeoMonchablon, Jan FerdinandMonedero, Angel LizcanoMonet, ClaudeMonsted, Peder MorkMonticelli, AdolpheMoore, Albert JosephMora, Francis LuisMoran, EdwardMoran, ThomasMoreau, AdrienMoreau, GustaveMoret, HenryMorgan, Evelyn DeMorgan, FrederickMorisot, BertheMosler, HenryMucha, Alphonse MariaMulhaupt, Frederick JohnMunch, EdvardMunger, GilbertMunier, EmileMunkácsy, MihályMunnings, Alfred JamesMurillo, Bartolomé Esteban
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Nasmyth, AlexanderNeuville, Adolphe DeNewman, Henry RoderickNittis, Giuseppe De Nolde, EmilNormann, Adelsteen
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Olano, Ignacio DiazOneill, George Bernard
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Palmer, SamuelPaoletti, Antonio ErmolaoParker, Henry HillierParmigianino, Francesco MazzolaPascin, JulesPasini, AlbertoPaxson, Edgar SamuelPaxton, William McgregorPeale, Charles WillsonPeale, RaphaellePearce, Charles SpraguePeel, PaulPercy, Sidney RichardPerrault, Léon BazillePerry, Lilla CabotPether, AbrahamPetitjean, HippolytePeto, John FrederickPicabia, FrancisPissarro, CamillePollock, JacksonPope Jr, AlexanderPotter, PaulusPotthast, Edward HenryPoussin, NicolasPoynter, EdwardPrades, Julio Vila YPratella, AttilioPrats, Santiago RusiñolPrendergast, MauricePreziosi, AmedeoPrinsep, Valentine CameronPrudhon, Pierre PaulPuigaudeau, Ferdinand Du
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Raeburn, HenryRaffaëlli, Jean FrançoisRamsay, AllanRaphael, Raffaello SanzioRedfield, Edward WillisRedon, OdilonReid, Robert LewisRembrandt, Van RijnRemington, FredericReni, GuidoRenoir, Pierre AugusteRepin, IlyaReynolds, JoshuaRibera, Jusepe DeRichards, William TrostRichter, Adrian LudwigRico Y Ortega, MartínRimmer, WilliamRiquer, Alexandre DeRivera, DiegoRivière, BritonRobert, HubertRoberts, DavidRobinson, TheodoreRoelofs, WillemRomney, GeorgeRosati, GiulioRose, Guy OrlandoRossetti, Dante GabrielRousseau, HenriRousseau, ThéodoreRubens, Peter PaulRussell, Charles MarionRyder, Albert PinkhamRyland, Henry
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Saenredam, Pieter JanszSalmon, RobertSandys, Anthony FrederickSargent, John SingerSarto, Andrea DelSavery, Roelandt JacobszScheffer, ArySchelfhout, AndreasSchiele, EgonSchmalz, Herbert GustaveSchreyer, AdolfSchreyvogel, CharlesSegantini, GiovanniSeignac, GuillaumeSeurat, Georges PierreShaw, John Byam ListonShayer, William JosephShinn, EverettShishkin, Ivan IvanovichSidro, Adolfo LozanoSiemiradzki, Henryk HectorSignac, PaulSilva, Francis AugustusSint Jans, Geertgen TotSisley, AlfredSloan, John FrenchSmith, Francis HopkinsonSmith, Xanthus RussellSnyders, FransSolar, Alejandro XulSolari, AndreaSolomon, AbrahamSorbi, RaffaelloSorolla Y Bastida, JoaquínSotomayor, Fernando álvarez DeSoulacroix, FrédéricSpadini, ArmandoSparks, Arthur WatsonSpranger, BartholomeusSpringer, CornelisSteele, Theodore ClementSteen, JanStevens, Alfred LéopoldStewart, Julius LeblancStrigel, BernhardStrozzi, BernardoStuart, GilbertStuck, Franz VonSubías, Francisco Bayeu YSymons, George Gardner
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Tarbell, Edmund CharlesTeniers The Younger, DavidThangue, Henry Herbert LaThaulow, FritsThayer, Abbott HandersonThompson, Elizabeth SoutherdenThorburn, ArchibaldTiepolo, Giovanni BattistaTiffany, Louis ComfortTintoretto, JacopoTissot, JamesTitian, Tiziano VecelliToulmouche, AugusteToulouse Lautrec, Henri DeTrouillebert, PaulTroyon, ConstantTrumbull, JohnTurner, J M WilliamTwachtman, John Henry
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Unterberger, Franz Richard
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Van Balen, HendrickVan Der Ast, BalthasarVan Der Helst, BartholomeusVan Der Weyden, RogierVan Dyck, AnthonyVan Eyck, JanVan Gogh, VincentVan Hove, Bartholomeus JohannesVan Loo, Charles AndréVan Ruisdael, JacobVan Ruysdael, SalomonVan Vliet, Hendrick CorneliszVan Wittel, CasparVedder, ElihuVelázquez, DiegoVelde, Adriaen Van DeVeneto, BartolomeoVermeer, JohannesVernet, Claude JosephVernet, Emile Jean HoraceVernon, EmileVeyrassat, Jules JacquesVibert, Jehan GeorgesVignon, ClaudeVivarini, BartolomeoVolanakis, KonstantinosVon Menzel, AdolphVroom, Hendrick CorneliszVuillard, Jean Edouard
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Wardle, ArthurWaterhouse, John WilliamWatteau, Jean AntoineWatts, George FredericWeeks, Edwin LordWeir, Julian AldenWeissenbruch, Jan HendrikWest, BenjaminWhistler, James McneillWhittredge, Thomas WorthingtonWiggins, Guy CarletonWinterhalter, Franz XaverWright Of Derby, JosephWyant, Alexander Helwig
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Zamacois Y Zabala, EduardoZampighi, Eugenio EduardoZiem, FélixZorn, AndersZuber Buhler, FritzZurbarán, Francisco De