A selection of the best, the most popular, the most famous painters of all time. Some are centuries old and part of our global heritage, others have impressed us in different and new ways.
The painters are sorted by vote. To vote for a painter, click on the left of their name.
The paintings next to each painter's name are only meant as a quick visual reminder of that artist's work and style.
Click on the "Show painting" link to reveal the visual.
Voting is possible once per day.
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If you think the best painter of all time is not even on this list, by all means, let us know which painter it is and why you think he or she should be added. Please understand that it should indeed be a famous painter and not just a personal favorite.
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