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Who are some famous painters and artists?

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Leonardo da Vinci, Vincent Van Gogh, Claude Monet and Pablo Picasso are some of the most famous painters and artists in the world. Other famous artists include Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol and Dale Chihuly.

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Leonardo, one of the most famous artists in the world, was one of the leaders of the Italian Renaissance. He is famous for his paintings "The Last Supper" and "La Gioconda," better known as the "Mona Lisa." Not only a painter, he was a sculptor, architect, inventor, military engineer and draftsman who studied science and the natural world. Leonardo emerged as an artist in Milan under the patronage of the Medici family. His work is currently displayed in museums around the world.

Van Gogh was a Dutch post-impressionist painter who lived between 1853 and 1890. His most famous works include "Starry Night" and "Cafe Terrace at Night." The painter is noted for his erratic behavior, including once cutting off his ear and giving it to a prostitute. For a short period of time, he lived with Paul Gauguin, another famous painter.

Pablo Picasso is one of the 20th century's most famous artists and painters. He was a leader of the abstract movement and responsible for works such as "Guernica" and "Les Desmoiselles d'Avignon."

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