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Saloua Raouda Choucair
Artist
Lebanon
Born 1st January 1916

Saloua Raouda Choucair is a Lebanese painter and sculptor. She was the first abstract artist in Lebanon. Her exhibition in 1947 at the ... read more

Salvador Dali
Artist
Spain
1904 - 1989

Salvador Dalí was a prominent Spanish surrealist painter born in Figueres. He was a skilled draftsman, best known for the striking and ... read more

Samiro Yunoki
Artist
Japan
1922 - 0

Samiro Yunoki was born in 1922 into a family of artists. In 1942 he started to study art history at Tokyo University but the war ended ... read more

Sandro Botticelli
Artist
Italy
1445 - 1510

Sandro Botticelli was an Italian painter of the Early Renaissance. He belonged to the Florentine school under the patronage of Lorenzo ... read more

Sarah Lucas
Artist
United Kingdom
Born 1962

Sarah Lucas is an English artist. She is part of the generation of Young British Artists who emerged during the 1990s. Her works ... read more

Sebastião Salgado
Artist
Brazil
Born 8th February 1944

Sebastião Salgado is a Brazilian social documentary photographer and photojournalist. After a somewhat itinerant childhood, Salgado ... read more

Serge Poliakoff
Artist
Russia
1906 - 1969

Serge Poliakoff was a Russian-born French modernist painter belonging to the 'New' Ecole de Paris (Tachisme). He was born in Moscow in ... read more

Sigfús Eymundsson
Artist
Iceland
1837 - 1911

Sigfús Eymundsson was an Icelandic photographer and bookseller. He practiced bookbinding from a young age and in 1857 he went to ... read more

Sigurjón Ólafsson
Artist
Iceland
1908 - 1982

Sigurjón Ólafsson was born in Eyrarbakki, a village at the south coast of Iceland. Trained as a house painter, he entered the Danish ... read more

Simon Vouet
Artist
France
1590 - 1649

Simon Vouet was a French painter and draftsman, who today is perhaps best remembered for helping to introduce the Italian Baroque style ... read more

Sonia Delaunay
Artist
France
1885 - 1979

Sonia Delaunay was a Jewish-French artist who, with her husband [artist 143 Robert Delaunay] and others, cofounded the Orphism art ... read more

Sophie Calle
Artist
France
Born 1953

Sophie Calle is a French writer, photographer, installation artist, and conceptual artist. Calle's work is distinguished by its use of ... read more

Alan Sorrell
Artist
United Kingdom
1904 - 1974

Alan Ernest Sorrell was an English artist and writer, best remembered for his archaeological illustrations. He was a Senior Assistant ... read more

Alfred Sisley
Artist
France
1839 - 1899

Alfred Sisley was an Impressionist landscape painter who was born and spent most of his life in France, but retained British ... read more

Asa Sonjasdotter
Artist
Sweden
1966 - 0

Born in 1966 in Helsingborg, Åsa Sonjasdotter lives and works between Berlin and Tromsø in Norway. Having already been the subject of ... read more

Ásmundur Sveinsson
Artist
Iceland
1893 - 1982

Ásmundur Sveinsson was an Icelandic sculptor born at Kolsstadir in West Iceland. In 1915 Ásmundur moved to Reykjavík where he enrolled ... read more

Damien Hirst
(Damien Steven Hirst)
Artist
United Kingdom
1965 - 0

Damien Hirst is an English artist, entrepreneur and art collector. He is the most prominent member of the group known as the Young ... read more

Daniel Spoerri
Artist
Switzerland
1930 - 0

Daniel Spoerri is a Swiss artist and writer born in Romania. Spoerri is best known for his "snare-pictures," a type of assemblage or ... read more

Dayanita Singh
Artist
India
1961 - 0

Dayanita Singh is an Indian photographic artist. Singh studied visual communications from 1980 to 1986 at the National Institute of ... read more

Diego Vélazquez
(Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez)
Artist
Spain
1599 - 1660

Diego Vélazquez was a Spanish painter who was the leading artist in the court of King Philip IV and one of the most important painters ... read more

Edward Steichen
Artist
United States
1879 - 1972

Edward Steichen was an American photographer, painter, and art gallery and museum curator. Steichen was born in Luxembourg, his family ... read more

Egon Schiele
Artist
Austria
1890 - 1918

Egon Schiele was an Austrian painter and a major figurative painter of the early 20th century. His work is noted for its intensity, and ... read more

Elaine Sturtevant
Artist
United States
1924 - 2014

Elaine Sturtevant, also known simply as "Sturtevant", was an American artist. She achieved recognition for her carefully inexact ... read more

Georges Seurat
Artist
France
1859 - 1891

Georges-Pierre Seurat was a French Post-Impressionist painter and draftsman. He is noted for his innovative use of drawing media and for ... read more

Henry Moore
(Henry Spencer Moore)
Artist
United Kingdom
1898 - 1986

Henry Spencer Moore was an English sculptor best known for his semi-abstract monumental bronze sculptures which are located around the ... read more

Jean Baptiste Siméon Chardin
Artist
France
1699 - 1779

Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin was an 18th-century French painter. He is considered a master of still life, and is also noted for his ... read more

Jóhannes Sveinsson Kjarval
Artist
Iceland
1885 - 1972

Johannes Sveinsson Kjarval was an Icelandic painter. He is by many considered one of the most important artists of Iceland. Born in ... read more

Käthe Kollwitz
(Käthe Schmidt )
Artist
Germany
1867 - 1945

Käthe Kollwitz was a German painter, printmaker, and sculptor. Her work offered an eloquent and often searing account of the human ... read more

Katrín Sigurðardóttir
Artist
Iceland
1967 - 0

Katrín Sigurðardóttir was born in Reykjavík. For the last quarter-century she has lived and worked on her art in Iceland and the USA. ... read more

Kazimir Malevich
(Kazimir Severinovich Malevich)
Artist
Russia
1879 - 1935

Kazimir Malevich was a Russian painter and art theoretician. He was a pioneer of geometric abstract art and the originator of the ... read more

Leonardo da Vinci
(Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci)
Artist
Italy
1452 - 1519

Leonardo da Vinci was an Italian Renaissance polymath: painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, ... read more

Marc Chagall
(Moishe Segal)
Artist
Russia
1887 - 1985

Marc Zaharovich Chagall was Belarusian artist associated with several major artistic styles and one of the most successful artists of ... read more

Masaccio
(Tommaso di Ser Giovanni di Simone)
Artist
Italy
1401 - 1428

Masaccio was the first great painter of the Quattrocento period of the Italian Renaissance. Masaccio died at twenty-six and little is ... read more

Max Slevogt
Artist
Germany
1868 - 1932

Max Slevogt was a German Impressionist painter and illustrator, best known for his landscapes. He was, together with [artist 223 Lovis ... read more

Niki de Saint Phalle
Artist
France
1930 - 2002

Niki de Saint Phalle, born Catherine-Marie-Agnès Fal de Saint Phalle was a French sculptor, painter, and film maker. She is the daughter ... read more

Paul Signac
Artist
France
1863 - 1935

Paul Signac was a French neo-impressionist painter who, working with [artist 72 Georges Seurat], helped develop the pointillist style. ... read more

Raphael
(Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino)
Artist
Italy
1483 - 1520

Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino was an Italian painter and architect of the High Renaissance. His work is admired for its clarity of form and ... read more

Thomas Scheibitz
Artist
Germany
Born 1968

Thomas Scheibitz is a German painter and sculptor. Together with Tino Sehgal he created the German pavilion on the 51st Venice Biennale ... read more