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Famous Flower Paintings

It's no wonder so many famous artists painted flowers. They just add brightness and light to where ever they are found. Even when most art featured very dark backgrounds and muted colors, artists around the world were painting their versions of flowers, bouquets and blooming plants.
This section of The Famous Artists features famous paintings of flowers where the flowers are the primary subject. There are numerous paintings with flowers in them but here we're going to focus on those where flowers are the star of the painting.

From those wonderful harbingers of spring – the daffodil, to the aromatic blooms of roses, the most famous artists in the world have captured their beauty on wood or canvas. The famous flower paintings showcased here are in the order in which they have been posted on The Famous Artists. Be sure to check back as I hope to continually add more wonderful flower paintings to this site.


Lots of pretty peony flowers decorate this Japanese landscape painting. Peonies is the work of the famous Japanese artist Kaiho Yusho (1533-1615). Yusho is known for his brightly colored paintings and this one with its bright yellow background and multicolored…
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Berthe Morisot (1841-1895) was a French Impressionist painter. She held a unique role among the Impressionists being a style leader and yet somewhat constrained by society norms. Morisot’s work easily stands on it’s own merits against her perhaps more well…
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Wonderful still life painting by the French Impressionist Berthe Morisot (1841-1895). A trio of pink roses in a glass vase are more than enough to make this colorful painting a favorite among the many admirers of Morisot’s work. Morisot was…
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Peonies in Vase Still Life

…by the famous artist Edouard Manet Painted between 1864 and 1865, this still life painting by Edouard Manet (1832-1883) depicts a vase with white peonies and other scarlet flowers. Some of the flowers droop, one lays on the tabletop and…
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Vase of Flowers

…by the famous artist Elias van den Broeck Beautiful oil on canvas painting by the Dutch Golden Age painter Elias van den Broeck (1649/50-1708) of a vase full of flowers. Like many of the other Dutch painters of this time,…
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Tulips, Roses, Poppies and Other Flowers

…by the famous artist Elias van den Broeck Dutch Golden Age painter Elias van den Broeck (1649/50-1708) oil on canvas still life of a bouquet of flowers on a stone table. The bouquet includes red and white striped tulips, pink…
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Floral and Fruit Still Life

…by the famous artist Jacob Xavery 18th Century oil painting still life of flowers and fruit by the Dutch artist Jacob Xavery (b. 1736). The painting features white grapes, red flowers, what looks like apricots or peaches, white flowers and…
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Flowers on the Fireplace

…by the famous artist Lesser Ury An earlier work from the talented German artist Lesser Ury (1861-1931). This oil on canvas was painted in 1882 and depicted a bouquet of daisies along with red, pink and blue flowers in a…
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Sake Bowl, Chrysanthemum and Butterfly

…by the famous artist Shibata Zeshin Beautiful lacquer on paper still life painting by the Japanese artist Shibata Zeshin (1808-1891). Painted in the traditional Japanese style, using lacquer painting techniques he developed, Zenshin creates an almost three dimensional feel to…
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…by the famous artist Shibata Zeshin Traditional Japanese woodcut on paper of thistle flowers by Japanese artist Shibata Zeshin (1808-1891). This Japanese painting depicts red and pink thistle flowers on stems, surrounded by green leaves.

Still Life, Delft Vase with Flowers

Lovely Delft vase full of red, blue and white flowers are the focal point of this still life painting finished by the famous artist Paul Cezanne (1839-1906) in 1874. A few red petals have fallen down onto the circular table…
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Still Life with Peonies and Mock Orange

Although born in the Danish West Indies, Camille Pissarro (1830-1903) is generally thought of as a French painter. Pissarro played a significant role within the Impressionist movement though his work is a bit overshadowed by the more well-known Monet. This…
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