15 Most Famous Artists and Painters Who are Alive Today

Who are the most famous artists and painters who are still alive today? Insider Monkey has come up with an amazing compilation in this topic , giving you all the answers. In order to be recognized fully, an artist usually has to die first. History is full of painters and sculptors who were hardly making their ends meet because their works were far ahead of their time, so they ended their lives in misery only to be glorified afterward. Fortunately, the situation couldn’t be more different for famous artists today and their work.

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Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three of the most famous artists and painters who are still alive today  from their list.

The first one is Wolfgang Tillmans. Born in Germany, but works in London and Berlin. Having lived in the UK for about 25 years, he was the first non-Brit to take home the Turner Prize, and he was included in the Royal Academy of Arts in 2013. As for Brexit, he was against it and tried to influence the voters with his artwork. Unsuccessfully, though. On the bright side, he finally released his first record (that he had started way back in 1986), and make an appearance on our list of most famous artists and painters who are alive today. The second artist is Damien Hirst. Despite ArtNews unfavorable review of his latest exhibition in Venice, Damien Hirst’s place in our list of 15 most famous artists and painters who are alive today is more than well-deserved. After all, every publicity is good publicity, right? This English painter and sculptor has 1 billion reasons to be happy after all. Yes, that is his estimated worth: one billion dollars. It seems there is something in his huge sculptors that both shocks and inspires people. Have you heard of that shark in formaldehyde? His stuff. Also, the GLobal Brands Magazine  tells us he designed the most expensive bike in the world, the Butterfly Trek Madone, whose price is astonishing $500,000. At last, but not least we are mentioning Cindy Sherman. This lady has shown every now and then on the lists of most significant contemporary artists, and the richest, too. She is recognized as the master of socially critical photography, and women are the most frequent object of her artistry. Talking about selfies, she adores dressing up and taking pictures of herself. Apparently, the world loves them, too.

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