10. Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Pierre-Auguste Renoir was born on 25 February 1841. He was a French. Girls at the Piano, 1892 , Pink and Blue, 1881 and Luncheon of the Boating Party, 1880 are some of his notable works. He was a leading painter in the development of the Impressionist style. He was the grandfather of the filmmaker Claude Renoir.

9. Raphael

Raphael was born on 28 March 1483. He was an Italian. Raphael Rooms, Sistine Madonna and Transfiguration are some of his notable works. His work is admired for its clarity of form, ease of composition, and visual achievement of the Neoplatonic ideal of human grandeur. Many of his works are found in the Vatican Palace.

8. Henri Matisse

Henri Matisse was born on 31 December 1869. He was a French. He was a draughtsman, printmaker, and sculptor, but is known primarily as a painter. Woman with a Hat, 1905 , The Joy of Life, 1906 and Dance, 1909 are some of his notable works. The intense colorism of the works he painted between 1900 and 1905 brought him notoriety as one of the Fauves (wild beasts).

7. Johannes Vermeer

Johannes Vermeer was born on 31 October 1632. He was a Dutch. Girl with a Pearl Earring, 1665 and Girl Reading a letter at an open window, 1659 are some of his notable works. He is particularly renowned for his masterly treatment and use of light in his work. He is acknowledged as one of the greatest painters of the Dutch Golden Age.

6. Rembrandt

Rembrandt was born on 15 July 1606. He was a Dutch. The Night Watch, 1642 and The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp, 1632 are some of his notable works. Rembrandt's works depict a wide range of style and subject matter, from portraits and self-portraits to landscapes, genre scenes, and biblical and mythological themes as well as animal studies.

5. Claude Monet

Claude Monet was born on 14 November 1840. He was a French. Impression, sunrise , Water Lilies , London Parliament Series and Poplars are some of his notable works. He is a founder of French Impressionist painting and the most consistent and prolific practitioner of the movement's philosophy of expressing one's perceptions before nature, especially as applied to plein air landscape painting.

4. Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso was born on 25 October 1881. He was a Spanish. Girl before a mirror, 1932 , The Weeping Woman, 1937 and Family of Saltimbanques, 1905 are some of his notable works. He was a painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist and theatre designer who spent most of his adult life in France. He was regarded as one of the most influential artists of the 20th century.

3. Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh was born on 30 March 1853. He was a Dutch. He was a post-impressionist painter who posthumously became one of the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art. The Starry Night, 1889 , The Potato Eaters, 1885 , Sunflowers, 1887 and Bedroom in Arles, 1888 are some of his notable works.

2. Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci was born on 14/15 April 1452. He was an Italian. Salvator Mundi, Mona Lisa, Lady with an Ermine and The Last Supper are some of his notable works. Leonardo is widely considered one of the greatest painters of all time. In 2017, Salvator Mundi was sold at auction for $450.3 million, setting a new record for most expensive painting ever sold at public auction.

1. Michelangelo

Michelangelo was born on 6 March 1475. He was an Italian. He was a sculptor, painter, architect and poet. David, Moses, Sistine Chapel Ceiling and The Last Judgment are some of his notable works. Michelangelo was the first Western artist whose biography was published while he was alive. Several scholars have described Michelangelo as the greatest artist of his age.