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The Oil Painting Shop is devoted to art from all around the world, with French paintings and prints amongst the most popular. Many customers request prints, whilst we only offer handmade oil painting reproductions. For those who prefer specific art prints, framed or unframed, of famous French painters and artists, please see the gallery below of selected works from our recommended print retailer, Art.com, who we use ourselves for whenever we need some prints of our favourite paintings. Underneath the gallery is links to French artists within our own website.

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Claude Monet Prints

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Henri Matisse Prints

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Marc Chagall Prints

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Edgar Degas Prints

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Paul Cezanne Prints

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir Prints

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Eugene Delacroix Prints

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Camille Pissarro Prints

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Henri Rousseau Prints

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Gustave Caillebotte Prints

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Full list of featured famous French artists

Below is a list of current french artists that are featured in this website. Each have available paintings to buy, plus a full art biography of their life's work and paintings. A more complete chronological list of famous French artists & French oil painters is available underneath. You can also read more about famous French Art here.

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The following is a chronological list of famous French artists & French oil painters.

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Historic periods of French Artists

  1. Renaissance artists
  2. Seventeenth century artists
  3. Eighteenth century artists
  4. Nineteenth century (Romanticism to Impressionism) artists
  5. Nineteenth century (Impressionism to Fauvism) artists
  6. Twentieth century (Pre World War II) artists
  7. Twentieth century (Post World War II) artists

For followers of European art, you can also discover famous British artists in this page.

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Renaissance Artists

  • Jacques Morel (artist) (c.1395-1459) sculptor
  • Simon Marmion (c.1420-1489) Illuminations
  • Jean Fouquet (1420-1481) painter, Illuminations
  • Nicolas Froment (c.1450 — c.1490) painter
  • Pierre Antoine Le Moiturier (active in the 1460s) sculptor
  • Jean Clouet (c.1485-1541) (Flemish born) painter, Miniatures
  • Jean Duvet (c.1485-c.1570) engraver
  • Jehan Cousin the elder (1500-1593) painter, engraver,sculptor
  • Ligier Richier (1500-1567) sculptor
  • Philibert Delorme (or de L'Orme) (1505/1510-1570) sculptor,Architectural plans
  • Pierre Bontemps (1505/1510-after 1562) sculptor
  • Jean Goujon (c.1510-1565?) sculptor
  • Bernard Palissy (1510-1590) Master potter
  • Jacques Androuet du Cerceau (c1510-1585) Architectural plans
  • Jean Juste (active 1515-1530) sculptor
  • François Clouet (c.1515-1572) (son of Jean Clouet) painter
  • Pierre Lescot (c.1515-1578) sculptor, Architect
  • Antoine Caron (c.1521-1599) painter
  • Jehan Cousin the younger (c. 1522-1593) painter
  • Germain Pilon (c.1535-1590) sculptor
  • Ambroise Dubois (c.1542-1614) (Flemish born) painter
  • Barthélemy Prieur (c.1536-1616) sculptor
  • Toussaint Dubreuil (c.1561-1602) painter
  • Martin Fréminet (1567-1619) painter
  • Frans Pourbus the younger (1569-1622) (Flemish born) painter
  • Jacques Bellange (1575-1616) (in Lorraine) engraver
  • Jean Decourt (active 1570s) painter
  • François Quesnel (active 1580s) painter
  • Jacques Patin (active 1580s) engraver
  • Claude Deruet (1588-1660) (in Lorraine) painter

Seventeenth century artists

  • Jean de Beaugrand (1584-1640) lineographer
  • Simon Vouet (1590-1649) painter
  • Jacques Callot (1592-1635) (in Lorraine) engraver
  • Georges de La Tour (1593-1652) painter
  • Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665) painter
  • Antoine Le Nain (before 1600-?) painter
  • Louis Le Nain (after 1600-?) painter
  • Abraham Bosse (1602-1676) engraver
  • Claude Gelée, called Claude Lorrain (1600-1682) painter
  • Philippe de Champaigne (1602-1674)
  • Laurent de La Hyre (1606-1565) painter
  • Mathieu Le Nain (1607-c.1677) painter
  • Pierre Mignard (1612-1695) painter
  • Gaspard Dughet (1613-1675) French painter
  • André Le Nôtre (1613-1700) Landscape architect
  • Eustache Le Sueur (1616-1655) painter
  • Sébastien Bourdon (1616-1671) painter
  • Charles Le Brun (1619-1690) painter, other media
  • Pierre Paul Puget (1620-1694) sculptor
  • Guillaume Courtois (1628-1679) French painter and etcher
  • François Girardon (1628-1715) sculptor
  • Claude Lefebvre (1633-1675) painter and engraver
  • Charles de la Fosse (1636-1716) painter
  • Antoine Coysevox (1640-1720) sculptor
  • Charles de La Fosse (1640-1716) French painter
  • Étienne Allegrain (1644-1736) French topographical painter
  • Jean Jouvenet (1644-1717) painter
  • François de Troy (1645-1730) painter
  • Nicolas de Largillière (1656-1746) painter
  • Hyacinthe Rigaud (1659-1743) painter
  • Antoine Coypel (1661-1722) sculptor
  • François Desportes (1661-1743) painter

Eighteenth century artists

  • Alexis Simon Belle (1674-1734)
  • Jean-François de Troy (1679-1752) (son of François) painter
  • Antoine Watteau (1684-1721) painter
  • Jean-Baptiste van Loo (1684–1745) painter
  • Jean-Marc Nattier (1685-1766) painter
  • Jean-Baptiste Oudry (1686-1755) painter
  • Louise-Magdeleine Horthemels (1686-1767) engraver
  • François Lemoyne (1688-1737) painter
  • Nicolas Lancret (1690-1743) painter
  • Charles-Antoine Coypel (1694-1752) French painter, art commentator, and playwright
  • Jean-Baptiste Pater (1695-1736) painter
  • Jean-Baptiste Siméon Chardin (1699-1779) painter
  • Charles Joseph Natoire (1700-1777) painter
  • Louis-François Roubiliac (1702-1762) sculptor
  • Jean Etienne Liotard (1702-1789) painter
  • François Boucher (1703-1770) painter, engraver
  • Maurice Quentin de La Tour (1704-1788) painter
  • Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne (1704-1778) painter, sculptor
  • Charles-André van Loo (Carle Van Loo) (1705-1765) (brother of Jean-Baptiste van Loo) painter
  • Louis-Michel van Loo (1707–1771) (son of Jean-Baptiste van Loo) painter
  • Jean-Baptiste Pigalle (1714-1785) sculptor
  • Claude Joseph Vernet (1714-1789) painter
  • Jean-Baptiste Perronneau (1715-1783) painter
  • Etienne-Maurice Falconet (1716-1791) sculptor
  • Joseph-Marie Vien (1716-1809) painter
  • Charles-Amédée-Philippe van Loo (1719–1795) (son of Jean-Baptiste van Loo) painter
  • Charles Germain de Saint Aubin (1721-1786) engraver, embroidery designer
  • Jean-Baptiste Greuze (1725-1805) painter
  • François-Hubert Drouais (Drouais le fils) (1727-1775) painter
  • Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732-1806) painter
  • Jean-Jacques Durameau (1733-1796) painter
  • Hubert Robert (1733-1808) painter, engraver
  • Étienne de La Vallée Poussin (1735-1802) French history painter and creator of interior decorative schemes
  • Nicolas Bernard Lépicié (1735-1784) painter
  • Nicolas Benjamin Delapierre (1739-c1800) painter
  • Jean Antoine Houdon (1741-1828) sculptor
  • Jean Michel Moreau (Moreau the younger) (1741-1814) engraver
  • Anne Vallayer-Coster (1744-1818) - French painter
  • Jacques Louis David (1748-1825) painter
  • Antoine Berjon (1754-1843) - French painter and designer
  • Jean-Baptiste Regnault (1754-1829)
  • Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun (1755-1842) painter

Nineteenth century (Romanticism to Impressionism) artists

  • Alexandre-Hyacinthe Dunouy (1757-1841) - French painter known for his landscapes
  • Pierre Prudhon (1758-1823) painter
  • Joseph Nicéphore Niépce (1765-1833) photographer
  • Adélaïde Dufrénoy (1765-1825), French poet and painter from Brittany
  • Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson (1767-1824) painter
  • Jean-Baptiste Isabey (1767-1855) painter
  • Antoine Jean Gros (1771-1835) painter
  • Pierre Narcisse Guérin (1771-1833) painter
  • Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres (1780-1867) painter
  • Étienne Bouhot (1780-1862) French painter and art teacher
  • Alexandre-François Caminade (1783-1862) - French portraitist and a religion painter
  • François Rude (1784-1855) sculptor
  • Eugenie Margeurite Honoree Charen (1786-1824) French painter
  • Louis-Jacques Daguerre (1787-1851) photographer
  • Charles de Steuben (1788-1856) French painter active during the Napoleonic Era
  • Horace Vernet (1789-1863) painter
  • Jules Robert Auguste (c.1789-1850) painter
  • Théodore Géricault (1791-1824) painter
  • Nicolas Toussaint Charlet (1792-1845) painter
  • Antoine-Louis Barye (1795-1875) sculptor
  • Ary Scheffer (1795-1858) painter
  • Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot (1796-1875) painter
  • Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863) painter
  • Hippolyte Bellange (1800-1866) painter
  • Achille Devéria (1800-1857) painter, engraver
  • Paul Huet (1803-1869) painter
  • Grandville (Jean Ignace Isidore Gérard, called) (1803-1847) engraver
  • Eugène Isabey (1803-1886) painter
  • Denis Auguste Marie Raffet (1804-1860) painter
  • Edouard Vienot (born 1804) painter
  • Hippolyte Bayard (1807-1887) photographer
  • Honoré Daumier (1808-1879) painter, engraver
  • Louis Boulanger (1808-1867) painter
  • Narcisse Virgile Diaz de la Peña (1808-1878) (Born in Spain) painter
  • Auguste Préault (1809-1879) sculptor
  • Ignace François Bonhomme (1809-1881) painter
  • Constant Troyon (1810-1865) painter
  • Jules Dupré (1811-1889) painter
  • Théodore Rousseau (1812-1867) painter
  • Boissard de Boisdenier (1813-1866) painter
  • Charles Jacque (1813-1894) painter
  • Jean-François Millet (1814-1875) painter
  • Thomas Couture (1815-1879) painter
  • Jean-Louis-Ernest Meissonier (1815-1891) painter
  • Jacques-Eugene Feyen (1815-1908) painter
  • Charles Marville (1816-1879) painter, engraver, photographer
  • Antoine Chintreuil (1816-1873) painter
  • Jean Pierre Alexandre Antigna (1817-1878) painter
  • François Bonvin (1817-1887) painter
  • Charles-François Daubigny (1817-1878) painter
  • Johan Barthold Jongkind (1819-1891) (Dutch, worked in France) painter
  • Théodore Chassériau (1819-1856) painter
  • Gustave Courbet (1819-1877) painter
  • Eugène Fromentin (1820-1876) painter
  • Nadar (Gaspard Félix Tournachon, called "Nadar") (1820-1910) photographer
  • Charles Méryon (1821-1868) engraver
  • Rosa Bonheur (1822-1899) painter
  • Alexandre Cabanel (1823-1889) painter
  • Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse (1824-1887), French sculptor and painter
  • Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824-1904) painter
  • Théodule Ribot (1824-1891) painter
  • Eugène Boudin (1824-1898) painter
  • Pierre Puvis de Chavannes(1824-1898) painter
  • William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905) painter
  • Gustave Moreau (1826-1898) painter
  • Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (1827-1875) sculptor
  • Elie Delaunay (1828-1891) painter
  • Achille Emperaire (1829-1898) French painter and a friend of Paul Cézanne
  • François Salle (1839-1899)
  • Jean-Joseph Benjamin-Constant (1845-1902) painter

Nineteenth century (Impressionism to Fauvism) artists

  • Camille Pissarro (1830-1903) painter
  • Etienne-Jules Marey (1830-1904) photographer
  • Édouard Manet (1832-1883) painter
  • Gustave Doré (1832-1883) engraver
  • Edgar Degas (1834-1917) painter, sculptor
  • Henri Fantin-Latour (1836-1904) painter
  • Jules Chéret (1836-1932) painter, other media
  • Paul Cézanne (1839-1906) painter
  • Odilon Redon (1840-1916) painter, engraver and pastels
  • Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) sculptor
  • Claude Monet (1840-1926) painter
  • Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) painter
  • Frédéric Bazille (1841-1870) painter
  • Berthe Morisot (1841-1895) painter
  • Marie Bracquemond (1841-1916) painter
  • Alexander Louis Leloir (1843-1884) French painter
  • Henri Rousseau ("Le Douanier Rousseau") (1844-1910) painter
  • Jean Antonin Mercié (1845-1916) sculptor
  • Gustave Caillebotte (1848-1894) painter
  • Jules Bastien-Lepage (1848-1884) painter
  • Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) painter, sculptor
  • Henry Lerolle (1848-1929) painter
  • Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) (Dutch, worked in France) painter
  • Eugène Atget (Jean-Eugène Auguste Atget) (1857-1927) photographer
  • Mathurin Janssaud (1857-1940) painter
  • Georges-Pierre Seurat (1859-1891) painter
  • Antoine Bourdelle (1861-1929) sculptor
  • Aristide Maillol (1861-1944) sculptor
  • Louis Vivin (1861-1936) painter
  • Antonio de la Gandara (1861-1917) painter
  • Paul Signac (1863-1935) painter
  • Henri Marie de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901) painter
  • Paul Sérusier (1864-1927) painter
  • Paul Ranson (1864-1909) painter
  • Albert Aurier (1865-1892), poet, art critic and painter devoted to Symbolism
  • Suzanne Valadon (1865-1938) painter
  • Félix Vallotton (1865-1925) (Swiss, worked in France) engraver
  • Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947) painter
  • Ker-Xavier Roussel (1867-1944) painter
  • Hector Guimard (1867-1942) Architect and Decorator
  • Edouard Jean Vuillard (1868-1940) painter
  • Georges Lacombe (1868-1916) sculptor
  • Emile Bernard (1868-1941) painter
  • Henri Matisse (1869-1954) painter, other media
  • Adolf de Meyer (1869-1949) photographer

Twentieth century (Pre World War II) artists

  • Georges Rouault (1871-1958) painter
  • Frantisek Kupka (1871-1957) (Czech, worked in France) painter
  • Henri-Charles Manguin (1874-1943) painter
  • Albert Marquet (1875-1947) painter
  • Jacques Villon (1875-1963) painter
  • Constantin Brancusi (1876-1957) (French, born in Romania) sculptor
  • Maurice de Vlaminck (1876-1958) (Flemish, worked in France) painter
  • Raymond Duchamp-Villon (1876-1918) sculptor
  • Raoul Dufy (1877-1953) painter
  • Jean Crotti (1878-1958) (Swiss) painter
  • Louis Marcoussis (Louis Markus)(1878-1941) or (1883-1941) (Polish, worked in France) painter
  • Francis Picabia (1879-1953) painter
  • André Derain (1880-1954) painter
  • Joseph Hémard (1880-1961) illustrator
  • Albert Gleizes (1881-1952) painter
  • Henri Le Fauconnier (1881-1946) painter
  • Fernand Léger (1881-1955) painter
  • Georges Braque (1882-1963) painter
  • Auguste Herbin (1882-1960) painter
  • Jean Metzinger (1883-1956) painter, engraver
  • Marie Laurencin (1883-1956) painter
  • Maurice Utrillo (1883-1955) painter
  • Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes (1884-1974) painter
  • Jacques Maroger (1884-1962) painter
  • Robert Delaunay (1885-1941) painter
  • André Dunoyer de Segonzac (1884-1974) painter
  • Pierre Brissaud (1885-1964) painter
  • Roger de la Fresnaye (1885-1925) painter
  • Amédée Ozenfant (1886-1956) painter
  • Jean (Hans) Arp (1886-1966) painter, sculptor
  • Marc Chagall (1887-1985) (Born in Belarus) painter
  • Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968) painter, sculptor, other media
  • Suzanne Duchamp-Crotti (1889-1963) painter
  • Ossip Zadkine (1890-1967) (Russian born) sculptor
  • Jacques Lipchitz (1891-1973) (Born in Poland) sculptor
  • Max Ernst (1891-1976) painter, sculptor
  • Bram van Velde (1892-1981) (Dutch, worked in France) painter
  • Chaïm Soutine (1894-1943) (Born in Lithuania) painter
  • Jacques Henri Lartigue (1894-1986) photographer
  • Gen Paul (1895-1975) painter, engraver
  • Albert Gilles (1895-1979) metal embosser, working with copper
  • André Masson (1896-1987) painter
  • René Iché (1897-1954) sculptor, painter
  • Jean Fautrier (1898-1964) painter
  • Georges Gimel (1898-1962) painter,engraver,sculptor
  • Henri Michaux (1899-1984) (Belgian) painter
  • Brassaï (Gyula Halasz) (1899-1984) (born in Hungary) photographer

Twentieth century (Post World War II) artists

  • Alexandre Elmaleh de Buenos (1927 - 2006) (French, Naturalized American) Impressionist Painter
  • Yves Tanguy (1900-1955) (Naturalized American) painter
  • Alfred Georges Regner (1901-1987) Painter-Engraver
  • Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985) painter
  • Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966) (Swiss, worked in Paris) sculptor, painter
  • Hans Bellmer (1902-1975) (French, Born in Germany) sculptor, photographer, engraver
  • Hans Hartung (1904-1992) (Born in Germany) painter
  • Jean Hélion (1904-1987) painter
  • Pierre Tal-Coat (1905-1985) painter
  • Henri Cadiou (1906-1989) painter
  • Balthus (Balthasar Klossowski de Rola, called "Balthus") (1908-2001) (Polish born) painter
  • Victor Vasarely (1908-1997) (Born in Hungary) painter
  • Gaston Chaissac (1910-1964) painter, other media
  • Lucien Hervé (László Elkán) (1910-2007) photographer (Born in Hungary)
  • Louise Bourgeois (1911-) (Lives in America) sculptor, other media
  • Pierre Wemaëre (1913-) painter
  • Nicolas de Staël (1914-1955) (French, Russian origin) painter
  • Jean-Yves Couliou (1916-1995) painter
  • Constantine Andreou (1917 - 2007) (Greek, Brazilian born) painter, sculptor
  • Pierre Soulages (1919- ) painter
  • Maurice Boitel (1919- ) painter
  • César Baldaccini (called "César") (1921-1998) sculptor
  • Claude Bonin-Pissarro (1921-) painter
  • Georges Mathieu (1921- ) painter
  • Simon Hantaï (1922-) (Born in Hungary) painter
  • Jacques Toutain-Dorbec (1923- ) (French, lives and work in Spain) painter
  • François Ozenda (1923–1976) painter
  • Jean Tinguely (1925-1991) (Swiss) sculptor
  • François Morellet (1926- ) painter
  • Jacques de la Villeglé (1926-) other media (ripped posters)
  • Raymond Hains (1926-2005) other media
  • Robert Filliou (1926-1987) other media
  • Georges Badin (1927-) painter
  • Bernard Buffet (1928-1999) painter
  • Yves Klein (1928-1962) painter
  • Arman (Armand Fernandez) (1928-2005) sculptor
  • François Jacques Boeri (1929-) painter
  • Niki de Saint-Phalle (1930-2002) sculptor
  • Jules Michel (1931- ) (French lives in France) painter, sculptor
  • Jean-Pierre Yvaral (1934-2002) (son of Victor Vasarely) painter
  • Martial Raysse (1936-) painter
  • Daniel Buren (1938- ) sculptor, painter
  • Pierre Laffillé (1938- ), painter
  • Gérard Fromanger (1939-) painter, other media
  • Jean Jacques Surian (1942-) (painter and ceramist, lives in Marseille)
  • Ben Vautier (called "Ben") (dates?) painter, other media
  • Anne Poirier (1942- ) painter, other media
  • Patrick Poirier (1942- ) painter, other media
  • Christian Boltanski (1944- ) painter, photographer, other media, sculptor
  • Bracha L. Ettinger (1948- ) (Born in Tel Aviv) painter, photographer, new media, artist's books
  • Gérard Garouste (1946-) sculptor, painter, other media
  • Orlan (1947-) performance artist, body artist
  • Dominique Sanson (1949 - ) (French, lives and works in Ibiza, Spain) painter
  • Claude-Max Lochu (1951- ) painter
  • Pierre Toutain-Dorbec (1951- ) painter, sculptor, photographer, writer
  • Jean-Marc Bustamante (1952-) painter, sculptor, photographer
  • Vanilla Beer (1953) painter, daughter of *Anthony Stafford Beer
  • Thierry Bisch (1953-) painter
  • Bernard Frize (1954-) painter
  • Patrick Moya (1955-) painter, sculptor, media artist (see fr:Patrick Moya)
  • Alexis Ruyer (Ruyal) (1955-) painter
  • Raphael Labro (1956- ) painter, photographer, other media
  • Michel De Caso (1956-) painter, sculptor
  • Robert Combas (1957-) painter
  • Maurice Benayoun (aka MoBen) (1957- ) media artist
  • Hervé Di Rosa (1959-) painter
  • Serge Arto (1959-) painter,sculptor, photographer,media artist
  • Elle Nicolai (active since 1997) (lives in America), painter, photographer
  • Zaven Paré (1961-) New media artist
  • Pierre Huyghe (1962-) media, film, video
  • Allison Carmichael (1963) painter
  • Jose Da Silveira (created Formism) (1965-) (Lives in America) sculptor, painter, other media, writer, novelist, poet, playwright
  • Amelie Chabannes (1974-) painter, sculptor
  • Gilles Balmet (1979-) Video artist, painter, photographer and other media
  • Michel de Sereville (1922-2006)- painter, illustrator