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It turns out great Artists are rather rare.

Updated: Nov 25, 2019

I was musing over how many truly great Artists the world has produced and from which country. I was surprised just how rare great Artists are, and we are talking centuries here. I have compiled a list by country with the proviso that this represents my own opinion of "great"


England

John Constable

J. M. W. Turner

Francis Bacon (maybe)


Spain

Francisco Goya

Diego Velázquez

Pablo Picasso (included because everyone thinks so)

Salvador Dalí (believe it or not)


Greece

El Greco


Switzerland

Paul Klee


Germany

Max Beckmann

Albrecht Dürer

Sigmar Polke

Gerhard Richter

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

Max Ernst


America

John Singer Sargent

Georgia O'Keeffe

Jackson Pollock


France

Eugène Delacroix

Gustave Courbet

Édouard Manet

Paul Cézanne

Claude Monet

Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Pierre Bonnard

Henri Matisse


Italy

Raphael

Michelangelo

Leonardo da Vinci

Sandro Botticelli

Caravaggio

Titian

Modigliani


Belgium

Pieter Brueghel the Younger

James Ensor

René Magritte


Dutch/Netherlands

Hieronymus Bosch

Rembrandt

Paul Rubens

Vermeer

Vincent van Gogh


Mexico

Diego Rivera

Frida Kahlo

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