It seems that very few of the famous artists were born, lived and died in the same place. Many traveled the world in search of learning or inspiration. Sometimes war led to changes in allegiance and sometimes it was love.
I know that when I do research for The Famous Artists it is helpful to know the artist’s country. Some lists strive to determine where the artist spent most of their professional life, where they achieved their greatest fame or the subjects they painted. My thinking, keep it simple. List each artist with the country they were born in. Sure, that might cause some confusion for some of the artists who left their home countries as children but I simply think it makes more sense to treat every artist the same. For those artists who are claimed by more than one country, like Sophie Gengembre, I’ve listed them in both countries.
So, without further ado, here’s a list of all of the artists, by country profiled on The Famous Artists.
Wyngaerde, Antonie van den (1525-1571)
Rubens, Peter Paul (1577-1640)
La Cour, Janus Andreas Bartholin (1837-1909)
Barber, Charles Burton (1854-1894)
Anderson, Sophie Gengembre (1823-1903)
Millet, Jean-Francois (1814-1875)
Giotto di Bondone (ca. 1266-1337)
Lippi, Filippo Fra (1406-1469)
Martini, Simone (ca. 1284-1344)
Arkhipov, Arkhip Yefimovich (1862-1930)
Flavitsky, Konstantin (1830-1867)
Ortega, Martin Rico (1833-1908)
Zurbaran, Francisco de (1598-1664)
Kauffmann, Angelica (1741-1807)
Broeck, Elias van den (1648-1708)
Jongkind, Johann Barthold (1818-1891)
Troostwijk, Wouter Johannes van (1782-1810)
Anderson, Sophie G. (1823-1903)
Osthaus, Edmund Henry (1858-1928)