What Are the Last Names of Some Famous Artists?

Some famous artists' last names include Monet, Pollock, Cezanne and Manet. Cezanne, Manet and Monet are impressionist painters, though Cezanne and Manet produced realist works as well. Pollock is known for his abstract expressionist works.

Claude Monet lived from 1841 to 1895, living in various homes throughout France. He is one of the forerunners of the impressionist movement. His inspirations were drawn largely from nature and landscape settings. His most notable works include "Impression, Sunrise," "Water Lillies," "Haystacks," "Poplars," and the "London Parliament" series.

Jackson Pollock was a painter who lived from 1912 to 1956. He is most famous for works created during his "drip period." His method involved dripping paint continuously onto a canvas. Pollock succumbed to his battle with alcoholism in 1956 when he crashed into a tree.

Paul Cezanne lived from 1839 to 1906 in France. He was regarded highly in the post-impressionist era. He was instrumental in ushering in the new art movements cubism, fauvism and expressionism. Popular works include "The Bay of Marseille, Seen from L'Estaque" and "Mont Sainte-Victoire."

Edouard Manet lived from 1832 to 1883 in Paris, France. He was a pivotal figure in the transition from the era of realism to impressionism. His most famous works include "The Luncheon on the Grass," "A Bar at the Folies-Bergère," and "Olympia."