The 22 Most Legendary Painters And The First Pieces Of Artwork They Ever Made!


There are some paintings that we all know whether young or old; from museums, the internet, frames in our homes, and even tattoos... such as the Mona Lisa, by Leonardo da Vinci or Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh. But these famous painters' first works, their debut pieces, reflect the styles that they started out with. We compiled the first creations from the 23 most famous painters of art history.

1. Leonardo da Vinci, “Annunciation,” 1472

2. Cy Twombly, "Ritual," 1949

3. Wassily Kandinsky, “Odessa. Port,” 1898

4. Monet, “View from Rouelles,” 1858

5. Vincent Van Gogh, “The Potato Eaters,” 1885

6. Mark Rothko, "Entance to Subway," 1938

7. Salvador Dalí, “Landscape Near Figueras,” 1910

8. Georgia O’Keeffe, “Dead Rabbit with Copper Pot,” 1908

9. Michelangelo, “The Torment of St. Anthony,” 1487

10. Edvard Munch, “Landscape. Maridalen by Oslo,” 1881

11. Andy Warhol, “A Cat Named Sam,” 1954

12. Sandro Botticelli, “Adoration of the Magi,” 1465-1467

13. Pablo Picasso, “Le Picador,” 1890

14. Pierre-Auguste Renoir, "Crown of Roses" 1858

15. Frida Kahlo, Self-Portrait, 1922

16. Johannes Vermeer, "Diana and her Companions" 1653-1654

17. Raphael, Self-Portrait, 1499

18. Jean Michel Basquiat, Untitled, 1980

19. Jackson Pollock, “Going West,” 1934-1935

20. Paul Cezanne, "Landscape with Mill," 1860

21. Gustav Klimt, Untitled, 1879

22. Rembrandt, “The Stoning of St. Stephen,” 1625

23. Osman Hamdi Bey, "Kökenoğlu Rıza Efendi," 1871
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