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Rank Artist Country Dates Gender
1. Andy WARHOL Andy  WARHOL  : USA (1928 ; 1987) Andy  WARHOL
2. Pablo Ruiz PICASSO Pablo Ruiz  PICASSO  : Spain (1881 ; 1973) Pablo Ruiz  PICASSO
3. Jean-Michel BASQUIAT Jean-Michel  BASQUIAT  : USA (1960 ; 1988) Jean-Michel  BASQUIAT
4. Damien HIRST Damien  HIRST  : United Kingdom (1965) Damien  HIRST
5. Roy LICHTENSTEIN Roy  LICHTENSTEIN  : USA (1923 ; 1997) Roy  LICHTENSTEIN
6. Jeff KOONS Jeff  KOONS  : USA (1955) Jeff  KOONS
7. Peter DOIG Peter  DOIG  : United Kingdom (1959) Peter  DOIG
8. Sally MANN Sally  MANN  : USA (1951) Sally  MANN
9. Keith HARING Keith  HARING  : USA (1958 ; 1990) Keith  HARING
10. Wayne THIEBAUD Wayne  THIEBAUD  : USA (1920) Wayne  THIEBAUD
11. Robert RAUSCHENBERG Robert  RAUSCHENBERG  : USA (1925 ; 2008) Robert  RAUSCHENBERG
12. Nan GOLDIN Nan  GOLDIN  : USA (1953) Nan  GOLDIN
13. Lucian FREUD Lucian  FREUD  : United Kingdom (1922 ; 2011) Lucian  FREUD
14. Nobuyoshi ARAKI Nobuyoshi  ARAKI  : Japan (1940) Nobuyoshi  ARAKI
15. Fernando BOTERO Fernando  BOTERO  : Colombia (1932) Fernando  BOTERO
16. Victor VASARELY Victor  VASARELY  : Hungary (1906 ; 1997) Victor  VASARELY
17. Leonardo da VINCI Leonardo da VINCI   : Italy (1452 ; 1519) Leonardo da VINCI
18. Alexander CALDER Alexander  CALDER  : USA (1898 ; 1976) Alexander  CALDER
19. Joan MIRÓ Joan  MIRÓ  : Spain (1893 ; 1983) Joan  MIRÓ
20. Sam FRANCIS Sam  FRANCIS  : USA (1923 ; 1994) Sam  FRANCIS
21. Alberto GIACOMETTI Alberto  GIACOMETTI  : Switzerland (1901 ; 1966) Alberto  GIACOMETTI
21. Lucio FONTANA Lucio  FONTANA  : Venezuela (1899 ; 1968) Lucio  FONTANA
22. Peter Paul RUBENS Peter Paul  RUBENS  : Netherlands (1577 ; 1640) Peter Paul  RUBENS
23. Jim DINE Jim  DINE  : USA (1935) Jim  DINE
24. Annie LEIBOVITZ Annie  LEIBOVITZ  : USA (1949) Annie  LEIBOVITZ
25. Willem de KOONING Willem de KOONING   : USA (1904 ; 1997) Willem de KOONING
26. Jasper JOHNS Jasper  JOHNS  : USA (1930) Jasper  JOHNS
27. Marc CHAGALL Marc  CHAGALL  : France (1887 ; 1985) Marc  CHAGALL
28. Tom WESSELMANN Tom  WESSELMANN  : USA (1931 ; 2004) Tom  WESSELMANN
29. David LACHAPELLE David  LACHAPELLE  : USA (1964) David  LACHAPELLE
30. Francis BACON Francis  BACON  : Ireland (1909 ; 1992) Francis  BACON
31. Piet MONDRIAN Piet  MONDRIAN  : Netherlands (1872 ; 1944) Piet  MONDRIAN
32. Richard PRINCE Richard  PRINCE  : USA (1949) Richard  PRINCE
33. Anish KAPOOR Anish  KAPOOR  : India (1954) Anish  KAPOOR
34. Karel APPEL Karel  APPEL  : Netherlands (1921 ; 2006) Karel  APPEL
35. Gustav KLIMT Gustav  KLIMT  : Austria (1862 ; 1918) Gustav  KLIMT
36. Vincent van GOGH Vincent van GOGH   : Netherlands (1853 ; 1890) Vincent van GOGH
37. Mark ROTHKO Mark  ROTHKO  : USA (1903 ; 1970) Mark  ROTHKO
38. Elizabeth PEYTON Elizabeth  PEYTON  : USA (1965) Elizabeth  PEYTON
39. Donald JUDD Donald  JUDD  : USA (1928 ; 1994) Donald  JUDD
40. Frank Shepard FAIREY Frank Shepard  FAIREY  : USA (1970) Frank Shepard  FAIREY
41. Albrecht DÜRER Albrecht  DÜRER  : Germany (1471 ; 1528) Albrecht  DÜRER
42. Salvador DALÍ Salvador  DALÍ  : Spain (1904 ; 1989) Salvador  DALÍ
43. Christopher WOOL Christopher  WOOL  : USA (1955) Christopher  WOOL
44. Takashi MURAKAMI Takashi  MURAKAMI  : Japan (1963) Takashi  MURAKAMI
45. James ROSENQUIST James  ROSENQUIST  : USA (1933) James  ROSENQUIST
46. Henri MATISSE Henri  MATISSE  : France (1869 ; 1954) Henri  MATISSE
47. Jackson POLLOCK Jackson  POLLOCK  : USA (1912 ; 1956) Jackson  POLLOCK
49. Kees van DONGEN Kees van DONGEN   : Netherlands (1877 ; 1968) Kees van DONGEN
50. Jean DUBUFFET Jean  DUBUFFET  : France (1901 ; 1985) Jean  DUBUFFET
51. Maurice de VLAMINCK Maurice de VLAMINCK   : France (1876 ; 1958) Maurice de VLAMINCK
52. Yves KLEIN Yves  KLEIN  : France (1928 ; 1962) Yves  KLEIN
53. Wassily KANDINSKY Wassily  KANDINSKY  : Russia (1866 ; 1944) Wassily  KANDINSKY
54. Claude MONET Claude  MONET  : France (1840 ; 1926) Claude  MONET
55. Edgar DEGAS Edgar  DEGAS  : France (1834 ; 1917) Edgar  DEGAS
56. Chen YIFEI Chen  YIFEI  : China (1946 ; 2005) Chen  YIFEI
57. Wou-Ki ZAO Wou-Ki  ZAO  : China (1921 ; 2013) Wou-Ki  ZAO
58. Martin KIPPENBERGER Martin  KIPPENBERGER  : Germany (1953 ; 1997) Martin  KIPPENBERGER
59. Niki de SAINT PHALLE Niki de SAINT PHALLE   : France (1930 ; 2002) Niki de SAINT PHALLE
60. Diego RODRÍGUEZ DE SILVA Y VELÁSQUEZ Diego  RODRÍGUEZ DE SILVA Y VELÁSQUEZ  : Spain (1599 ; 1660) Diego  RODRÍGUEZ DE SILVA Y VELÁSQUEZ
61. Thomas GAINSBOROUGH Thomas  GAINSBOROUGH  : United Kingdom (1727 ; 1788) Thomas  GAINSBOROUGH
62. René MAGRITTE René  MAGRITTE  : Belgium (1898 ; 1967) René  MAGRITTE
63. Dale CHIHULY Dale  CHIHULY  : USA (1941) Dale  CHIHULY
64. Max ERNST Max  ERNST  : Germany (1891 ; 1976) Max  ERNST
64. Maurizio CATTELAN Maurizio  CATTELAN  : Italy (1960) Maurizio  CATTELAN
66. Hans HARTUNG Hans  HARTUNG  : Germany (1904 ; 1989) Hans  HARTUNG
67. Jean Paul RIOPELLE Jean Paul  RIOPELLE  : Canada (1923 ; 2002) Jean Paul  RIOPELLE
68. Marie LAURENCIN Marie  LAURENCIN  : France (1885 ; 1956) Marie  LAURENCIN
69. Bolin LIU Bolin  LIU  : China (1973) Bolin  LIU
70. Emile GALLÉ Emile  GALLÉ  : France (1846 ; 1904) Emile  GALLÉ
71. Chunya ZHOU Chunya  ZHOU  : China (1955) Chunya  ZHOU
72. Rembrandt HARMENSZ VAN RIJN Rembrandt  HARMENSZ VAN RIJN  : Netherlands (1606 ; 1669) Rembrandt  HARMENSZ VAN RIJN
73. Bernard BUFFET Bernard  BUFFET  : France (1834 ; 1917) Bernard  BUFFET
73. Xiaogang ZHANG Xiaogang  ZHANG  : China (1958) Xiaogang  ZHANG
75. Paul CÉZANNE Paul  CÉZANNE  : France (1839 ; 1906) Paul  CÉZANNE
76. Paul JENKINS Paul  JENKINS  : USA (1923) Paul  JENKINS
77. Paolo VERONESE Paolo  VERONESE  : Italy (1528 ; 1588) Paolo  VERONESE
78. Andreas GURSKY Andreas  GURSKY  : Germany (1955) Andreas  GURSKY
79. Ye LIU Ye  LIU  : China (1964) Ye  LIU
80. Pierre-Auguste RENOIR Pierre-Auguste  RENOIR  : France (1841 ; 1919) Pierre-Auguste  RENOIR
81. Wolfgang TILLMANS Wolfgang  TILLMANS  : Germany (1968) Wolfgang  TILLMANS
81. Pieter BRUEGHEL THE ELDER Pieter  BRUEGHEL THE ELDER  : Netherlands (1525 ; 1569) Pieter  BRUEGHEL THE ELDER
82. Otto DIX Otto  DIX  : Germany (1891 ; 1969) Otto  DIX
83. Armand FERNANDEZ-ARMAN Armand  FERNANDEZ-ARMAN  : France (1928 ; 2005) Armand  FERNANDEZ-ARMAN
84. Sandro BOTTICELLI Sandro  BOTTICELLI  : Italy (1444 ; 1510) Sandro  BOTTICELLI
85. Richard ESTES Richard  ESTES  : USA (1932) Richard  ESTES
86. Minjun YUE Minjun  YUE  : China (1962) Minjun  YUE
87. Georges BRAQUE Georges  BRAQUE  : France (1882 ; 1963) Georges  BRAQUE
88. Yayoi KUSAMA Yayoi  KUSAMA  : Japan (1929) Yayoi  KUSAMA
89. Manolo VALDÉS Manolo  VALDÉS  : Spain (1942) Manolo  VALDÉS
90. François BOUCHER François  BOUCHER  : France (1703 ; 1770) François  BOUCHER
91. Marcel DUCHAMP Marcel  DUCHAMP  : France (1887 ; 1968) Marcel  DUCHAMP
92. Milton AVERY Milton  AVERY  : USA (1885 ; 1965) Milton  AVERY
94. Serge POLIAKOFF Serge  POLIAKOFF  : Russia (1906 ; 1969) Serge  POLIAKOFF
95. Richard SERRA Richard  SERRA  : USA (1939) Richard  SERRA
96. Robert LONGO Robert  LONGO  : USA (1953) Robert  LONGO
96. Donald SULTAN Donald  SULTAN  : USA (1951) Donald  SULTAN
97. Robert MAPPLETHORPE Robert  MAPPLETHORPE  : USA (1946 ; 1989) Robert  MAPPLETHORPE
98. Fanzhi ZENG Fanzhi  ZENG  : China (1964) Fanzhi  ZENG
98. Michelangelo di LODOVICO BUONARROTI SIMONI Michelangelo di LODOVICO BUONARROTI SIMONI   : Italy (1475 ; 1564) Michelangelo di LODOVICO BUONARROTI SIMONI


Geographical artists' distribution by centuries

Rank Country Volume of artists Percentage / distribution
1. USA USA 23,206 19% (18%18% / 82% 82%)
2. Germany Germany 14,016 11% (12%12% / 88% 88%)
3. France France 10,489 9% (12%12% / 88% 88%)
4. United Kingdom United Kingdom 8,094 7% (16%16% / 84% 84%)
5. Italy Italy 5,916 5% (9%9% / 91% 91%)
6. Russia Russia 5,633 5% (12%12% / 88% 88%)
7. China China 5,590 5% (7%7% / 93% 93%)
8. Austria Austria 4,055 3% (15%15% / 85% 85%)
9. Switzerland Switzerland 3,933 3% (13%13% / 87% 87%)
10. ROW 42,419 34% (12%12%) / 88% 88%


Secular artist's distribution by countries

Rank Century Volume of artists Percentage / distribution Position First place
1. 20th century 23,206 19% (Man82% / Woman18%) #1 #1 : USA (19%)
2. 21st century 3,959 16% (Man80% / Woman20%) #1 #1 : USA (16%)
3. 19th century 9,020 14% (Man82% / Woman18%) #3 #1 : Germany (18%)
4. 18th century 307 3% (Man92% / Woman8%) #9 #1 : France (20%)
5. 15th century 2 0% (Man100% / Woman0%) #11 #1 : Italy (59%)