Welcome to the section of The Famous Artists where we share the biographies and selected paintings of some of the finest artists in history with surnames beginning with the letter V.

We hope to continue adding more famous V artists as we go along but for now, we’ve only prepared a pair of biographies for V artists.

Johannes (Jan) Vermeer was a Dutch artist from the 17th Century who may have been lost to us all if it were not for the efforts of a 19th Century scholar.

Douglas Volk was an American landscape painter who is known for his paintings of Colonial America and Puritan life.

Famous V Artists Profiled on TheFamousArtists.com

jan vermeer portrait

Vermeer, Johannes

Douglas Volk

Volk, Douglas