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Traditionally painters are known as artists who practice the art of creating paintings, frescoes and generally decorate canvas in an innovative and artistic way. From the nineteenth century, with the new photographic techniques that allowed immediate and more faithful portraits, some painters became photographers or illustrators, whereas another painters began to believe in their personal inspiration and not in the commission of a customer. This ranking is based precisely on the artists, for which Spain has led great names throughout its history. In your opinion, what is the best painter Spanish of all time? Go ahead and participate!

  • Author: ivy (Updated Oct 27, 2018)
  • Sources: Completely done by the author
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1Diego VelázquezDiego Velázquez
1,232
2Francisco de GoyaFrancisco de Goya
1,157
3El GrecoEl Greco
1,027
4Salvador DalíSalvador Dalí
1,016
5Pablo PicassoPablo Picasso
892
6Joaquín Sorolla y BastidaJoaquín Sorolla y Bastida
773
7Francisco de ZurbaránFrancisco de Zurbarán
638
8Bartolomé Esteban MurilloBartolomé Esteban Murillo
619
9Pedro BerruguetePedro Berruguete
591
10Juan GrisJuan Gris
463
11Alonso CanoAlonso Cano
453
12Juan de JuanesJuan de Juanes
426
13José de RiberaJosé de Ribera
405
14Luis de MoralesLuis de Morales
402
15Julio Romero de TorresJulio Romero de Torres
394
16Joan Tuset i SuauJoan Tuset i Suau
390
17Mariano FortunyMariano Fortuny
372
18Ignacio ZuloagaIgnacio Zuloaga
363
19Juan de Valdés LealJuan de Valdés Leal
343
20Daniel Vázquez DíazDaniel Vázquez Díaz
332
21Antonio López GarcíaAntonio López García
331
22Vicente López PortañaVicente López Portaña
317
23Isidre Nonell i MonturiolIsidre Nonell i Monturiol
307
24Carlos de HaesCarlos de Haes
291
25Santiago RusiñolSantiago Rusiñol
290
26Jenaro Pérez VillaamilJenaro Pérez Villaamil
288
27Joan MiróJoan Miró
281
28Ramon CasasRamon Casas
280
29Joaquín MirJoaquín Mir
266
30Eduardo RosalesEduardo Rosales
266
31José Casado del AlisalJosé Casado del Alisal
258
32Claudio CoelloClaudio Coello
254
33Darío de RegoyosDarío de Regoyos
253
34Eugenio Fernández GranellEugenio Fernández Granell
239
35Francisco RibaltaFrancisco Ribalta
239
36José Gutiérrez SolanaJosé Gutiérrez Solana
228
37Mateo CerezoMateo Cerezo
227
38Aureliano de BerueteAureliano de Beruete
226
39Juan de FlandesJuan de Flandes
213
40Eugenio Lucas VillaamilEugenio Lucas Villaamil
211
41Eduardo NaranjoEduardo Naranjo
208
42Antonio Muñoz DegrainAntonio Muñoz Degrain
206
43Francisco PradillaFrancisco Pradilla
206
44Fernando Álvarez de SotomayorFernando Álvarez de Sotomayor
205
45Maruja MalloMaruja Mallo
202
46Luis Fernández (painter)Luis Fernández (painter)
200
47Salvador Martínez CubellsSalvador Martínez Cubells
195
48Raimundo MadrazoRaimundo Madrazo
195
49Francisco BayeuFrancisco Bayeu
194
50Pablo PalazueloPablo Palazuelo
193
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  • Yurena #12 Yurena Wednesday, April 4, 2012

    Many famous painters from Art History are hispanic origins, but who are the best of all time? Listed below there are a few: Francisco de Goya, Diego Velázquez, El Greco, Zurbarán, Bartolomé Murillo. In the 20th Century: Sorolla, the great Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Salvador Dalí; from México: Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo; and may be the contemporary artists Antoni Tàpies, Cristóbal Toral, Antonio López, Ignacio Puras, Miquel Barceló, Juan Uslé...; really, there ar a lot and each one of them have his particular and charasteristic world.

  • Ana #11 Ana Wednesday, March 28, 2012

    Spanish pictural Art is the visual art made in Spain, and that of Spanish artists worldwide whilst an important contributor to Western Art (particulary influenced by Italy and France, especially during the Baroque and Neoclassical periods) and producing many famous and influential artists (including Diego Velázquez, Francisco de Goya, Pablo Picasso, Juan Gris, Salvador Dalí & Joan Miró). Spanish Art has often had distinctive characteristics and been assessed somewhat separately from others European schools. These differences can be partly explained by the moorish heritage in Spain (particularly in Andalucía), and throught the political and cultural climate during the Counter-Reformation and the subsequent eclipse of Spanish power under the Bourbon dynasty. Actually there are a lot of original and creative painters, with international careers. Antoni Tápies, Miquel Barceló, Juan Muñoz, Antonio López García, Cristóbal Toral, Juan Genovés, Manolo Valdés, Ignacio Puras Trimiño, Eduardo Úrculo, Juan Martínez García, Manolo Sierra, Félix de la Concha are a few among the most recognized. analopetegui@terra.es

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