J is simply one of those letters that you won’t find used that often for the first letter of last names. Don’t get me wrong, there are many great people with surnames beginning with that letter but among the art world, we have only had the pleasure of profiling two of them.

Jeong Seon was an innovative Korean painter who is remembered advancing Korean art and leading the break away from the influence of the Chinese artists.

Johann Jongkind is another excellent representative for famous J artists. The Dutch painter was highly skilled in his craft and remembered for inspiring other, more famous artists, to change how they utilized light in their paintings.

Famous J Artists Profiled on TheFamousArtists.com

portrait of Jeong Seon

Jeong Seon

portrait of Johann Jongkind

Jongkind, Johann