First Names of Painters

We give you their last name. Can you guess the first names of these famous painters throughout history?
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Last updated: October 3, 2014
First submittedMarch 7, 2012
Times taken46,754
Average score50.0%
Rating4.34
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First Name
Last Name
Leonardo
da Vinci
Frida
Kahlo
Salvador
Dali
Pablo
Picasso
Vincent
van Gogh
Francisco
de Goya
Claude
Monet
Henri
Matisse
First Name
Last Name
Rembrandt
van Rijn
Andy
Warhol
Georgia
O'Keeffe
Wassily
Kandinsky
Edvard
Munch
Gustav
Klimt
Winslow
Homer
Jan
Vermeer
First Name
Last Name
Edgar
Degas
Jackson
Pollock
Roy
Lichtenstein
Diego
Velazquez
Paul
Gauguin
Willem
de Kooning
Jasper
Johns
Gerhard
Richter
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Level 46
Mar 7, 2012
Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol deserve to be on this list about as much as a five year old with finger paint.

Also, It should accept Frieda for Frida.

From wikipedia: Frida Kahlo de Rivera (July 6, 1907 – July 13, 1954; born Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderón)

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Level 71
Jun 3, 2012
Are you sure you're not talking about Jackson Pollock? Lichtenstein and Warhol are Pop artists, not paint splashes.
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Level 75
Oct 1, 2013
I used to think Pollock was bollocks until I saw Blue Poles. That is an INCREDIBLE painting in 'the flesh'. His stuff doesn't translate well into small pictures in books, but the actual paintings are astonishing. I'm converted.
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Level 55
Oct 28, 2020
you all need to watch pollock, one of the best movies i've ever seen
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Level 55
Oct 28, 2020
i would also recommend looking at some of his early works
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Level 57
Nov 16, 2014
It says "famous artists," not "realist painters." You not liking their art styles doesn't make them any less famous or less deserving of appearing on this quiz.
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Level 37
Feb 3, 2017
In the '60s a ham sandwich could be considered a great artist, avant-garde, etc., if it frequented "21" & the other dungeons

of influence.

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Level 59
Nov 9, 2016
Re Lichtenstein and Warhol. Both were very influential artists. Your remark is unwarranted and ignorant.
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Level 68
Oct 19, 2021
You must be insufferable at art museums.
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Level 36
Mar 7, 2012
Amazing quiz! Quizmaster, this is awesome. We need more like this.
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Level 44
Mar 7, 2012
Could you accept Frieda for Frida Kahlo since that was the spelling she had at birth?
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Level 48
Mar 7, 2012
@Lakutiss1324 Your opinion. Art is all a matter of opinion and preference. What seems silly and juvenile to you can touch another person deeply. Art is one of those things where no one is right or wrong.
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Level 52
Mar 7, 2012
I should have gotten Matisse, we just learned about him in French class.
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Level 67
Mar 8, 2012
I guess my Fine Arts degree was good for something...24/24.
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Level 78
Nov 11, 2019
Haha, exact comment I came here to make!
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Level 33
Mar 10, 2012
100% with :20 remaining
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Level 65
Mar 12, 2012
I got 6 correct. That's probably because I know absolutely nothing about art. I have never had an interest in it whatsoever.
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Level 23
Jul 22, 2012
hehe, got 7/24 :(!
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Level 16
Oct 12, 2012
There should definitely be more quizzes about Art. Loved this one.
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Level 40
Dec 25, 2012
Great quiz. I like the tough ones.
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Level 54
Jul 19, 2014
It makes me sad that Frida is that high.
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Level 57
Nov 16, 2014
How dare people appreciate Frida Kahlo? Is that it? How upsetting that she has an immediately recognizable and memorable name? I'm confused at what it is you're sad about here.
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Level 72
Aug 4, 2016
probably due to the weed fumes from jamaica
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Level 44
Nov 8, 2014
Cool quiz. 19/24 Never even heard of Johns and Richter. Do one with composers. Or is there one already?
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Level 87
Jul 8, 2022
There's a few composer ones but none that are featured...
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Level 30
Nov 11, 2014
I clearly need to learn my famous painters!
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Level 64
Jan 4, 2016
I aced it through Georgia O'Keeffe and then my mind went blank.
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Level 84
Nov 28, 2016
It's Johannes Vermeer not "Jan" but i noticed you also accept that
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Level 67
Jul 31, 2019
yes I found it very weird to see jan show up...
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Level 74
Jul 11, 2020
Still not fixed!
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Level ∞
Jul 11, 2020
Because there is nothing to fix.
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Level 74
Mar 24, 2021
He was Johannes, known as Jan.
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Level 64
Nov 16, 2021
His official name was Johannes so yes there is something to fix.
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Level 58
Jul 8, 2022
Warhol's "official" name was Andrew Warhola. People have nicknames and stage names. As long as his birth name is accepted, I don't think it's a problem to display the name he most regularly went by.
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Level 77
Nov 28, 2016
Living with three art majors in college helped on this one. (And explains why I'm a little crazy.)
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Level 60
Nov 28, 2016
I see complaints above about 20th century pop and modern artists about which I disagree, but at least they were people you know of... who would include Gerhard Richter among these luminaries?
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Level 68
Jul 8, 2022
I have to assume Gerhard Richter is the creator's uncle, otherwise there is no explanation for the inclusion.
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Level 14
Feb 3, 2017
I got a 100%, but this was really tough for some of them

I had trouble on Gerhard, Willem, and Winslow especially

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Level 60
Feb 10, 2017
surprised that only 29% knew that Rembrandt is his first name
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Level 67
Jul 31, 2019
yea that surprised me a lot to see him this low, I thought he was pretty famous.
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Level 47
Jul 12, 2022
Yes I knew of Rembrandt but I assumed it was his last name and so I didn't guess him.
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Level 65
Jul 5, 2017
just to be consistent, Diego de Velázquez, as well as Francisco de Goya
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Level 24
Sep 8, 2017
I have no idea who Valazquez and Homer are. And I had no idea Rembrandt was his first name...that one drove me crazy because it was such a familiar name and I didn't know why. But I got all these others so apparently my useless art degree finally paid off for something.
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Level 73
Jul 8, 2022
You'll see Velazquez in museums around the world.
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Level 48
Oct 15, 2017
I wrote Wilhelm, got it wrong.
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Level 45
Jan 14, 2018
Rembrandt is his first name :O

I guess you learn something new ever day...

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Level 67
Mar 8, 2020
Would you be willing to accept last names? :)
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Level 74
Mar 24, 2021
21/24. Let's see if I can improve next time.
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Level 88
Oct 25, 2021
Until this quiz, I never realized that Rembrandt was his first name.

Miracle that I got 4 out of 5 with that level of knowledge.

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Level 76
Jul 8, 2022
I'd always thought Rembrandt was his last name! I recognised his portrait but refrained from typing it...