It’s certainly true that this 24th letter of the alphabet doesn’t start many last names, but there are several famous X artists of note with a surname beginning with the letter X.

Most are Chinese, like Guo Xi, with very little information available on their lives and others were Dutch or Spanish.

To get this category started, we’ve found a wonderful 18th century Dutch artist and a Chinese landscape painter who literally wrote the book on his techniques and theories about painting.

Famous X Artists Profiled on TheFamousArtists.com

painting by Jacob Xavery

Xavery, Jacob

Early Spring by Guo Xi

Xi, Guo