With 1,258 biographies, Painters are the 10th most common occupation in Pantheon, behind Athletes, Religious Figures, and Film Directors.

Pantheon has 1,257 people classified as painters born between 550 BC and 1985. Of these 1,257, 71 (5.65%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living painters include Yayoi Kusama, Gerhard Richter, and Fernando Botero. The most famous deceased painters include Michelangelo, Vincent van Gogh, and Pablo Picasso.

Living Painters

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Most painters were born in Italy (185), France (166), and Germany (98). By city, the most common birth places were Paris (56), Florence (33), and Venice (27).The most common death places of painters were France (212), Italy (196), and Netherlands (82). By city, these were Paris (127), Rome (48), and London (48).

The earliest biographies classified as painters in Pantheon are Agatharchus, Apollodorus, and Amasis Painter.  The concentration of painters was largest during the Newspaper Era, which lasted from 1700 to 1899. Some birth or death locations for earlier painters are unknown, which may account for timeline differences below.

Which Painters were alive at the same time? This visualization shows the lifespans of the 25 most globally memorable Painters since 1700.

Painters are found within the Arts domain which also includes Actors, Singers, Musicians, Film Directors, and Composers.