1. Pablo Picasso
Pablo Picasso was a prolific Spanish artist. He was born in 1881 with a natural gift which bloomed later on in his life. He painted many famous portraits as an artist. His artistic talent can easily be observed in his portraits. From his many portraits Pablo Picasso produced Guernica, the Three Dancers, and Three Musicians are the best. These are his finest creations as an artist.
2. Leonardo da Vinci
Leonard da Vinci was the greatest Italian artist and inventor. He was born in 1452 in the small town of Vinci. He had a great talent in disguising secret messages in his portraits. His best efforts reflect in the paintings Mona Lisa, The Last Supper, and The Virgin of the Rocks. Whatever happens to the world, it will always remember Leonardo da Vinci for entertaining everyone with his magical creativity. He will be remembered especially for creating Mona Lisa; an enigma of this artistic world.
3. Vincent van Gogh
Vincent van Gogh was born in Holland in 1853. He had a very pathetic life, and his experiences are vividly visible in his portraits. His greatest portraits are: The Starry Night, Girl in the Woods, and Wheatfield with Crows. After he finished the painting Wheatfield with Crows, he decided to shoot himself. He was a very dark artist. He painted portraits of sad incidents and memories.
4. Salvador Dali
In 1904 Salvador Dali was born in Spain. He was not very bright in any of the subjects in school. He even got kicked out of art school. He was famous because of his ability to represent normal things in an odd way in his portraits. His best creations are: The Persistence of Memory, The Sacrament of The Last Supper, and Crucifixion. He used to paint portraits he dreamed about, and he used to have scary dreams so his portraits were often scary.
5. Claude Monet
Claude Monet was born in 1840. The French artist was born in Paris. He was a gifted artist even as a child. He is one of the few artists who became famous while they were still living. His best portraits are Marine Near Etretat, Lily Pond and Morning Haze.
6. Pierre Auguste Renoir
Pierre Auguste Renoir was born in 1841. He was born in France in a poor family. He was and still is famous for his ability to paint human beings. He believed in himself, and he made his way to become a very good artist. The best of his portraits consist of figures of human beings, mostly women. The greatest of his portraits are: Bathers, Jeanne Samary, and The Swing.
7. Henry Matisse
Henry Matisse was born in 1869 in Italy. He studied law as a young man. Then he started to learn about painting, and later on in his life he became an artist. He always said that he liked to paint portraits with human beings in them as it made it easy for him to express himself. His famous portraits are: Chapel of the Rosary in Venice, Creole Dancer, and La Fougere Noire. He painted the famous Chapel of the Rosary sitting in his wheelchair.
8. Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol was born in Pennsylvania, which is a state of the United States of America, in 1928. He had an unusual way of painting things. He painted regular, everyday items with bright and cheerful colors. People liked him because of his positive portraits. He became famous as an artist very quickly. Campbell’s Soup Can, 100 Campbell’s Soup Cans, and Money are his best creations as an artist.
Caravaggio was born in 1571 in Italy. His real name is Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio. He was a gifted artist with the ability to combine the physical appearance of objects and the emotions of human minds. The lighting of his paintings were flawless and to the point. He trained to be an artist in Milan. Caravaggio’s true talent can be seen in his portraits: Martyrdom of Saint Matthew, Calling of Saint Matthew, and The Crucifixion of Saint Peter.
Raphael was born in 1483 in Italy. He was an artist as well as an architect. His art was admired greatly for its clarity. He died at the young age of 37. In his short life, he achieved what most artists are unable to achieve in their long and healthy lives. He had a vast workshop and endless energy to work and create art. His best known portraits are: Stanza della Segnatura, The School of Athens, and The Fire in the Borgo.