A good studio for an artist is a very important place. Creative studios might sometimes look like a pile of rubbish or a mixed-up room, but this is where famous artists paintings are born!

Take a look at this assemblage of the greatest artists and their most intimate working places – their studios. I bet that you've seen lots of their works in museums and art history books, but the artist himself, and his studio, is often left unseen.

From Salvador Dali's artist studio full of beautiful women, Pablo Picasso's decorated hall to David Lynch's industrial looking creative space and Francis Bacon's utter chaos. All these photos are intentionally mixed up – you will find both very famous artists and somewhat less popular painters, sculptors, architects, and even their Muses. Some of them are contemporary, but you will also find genius classical masters as well.

Enjoy the collection!

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Claude Monet

Claude Monet

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CarlosGonzales
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

When was this taken? The couch looks 1980's St. Vinny's.

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#3

Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso

In his studio with Brigitte Bardot during the 1956 International Cannes film festival.

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Salvador Dali

Salvador Dali

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InesTropea
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Para aquellos a los que les gusta lo onírico y subrealista

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#8

Keith Haring

Keith Haring

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LarryLawson
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

As an art student at BSU in 1977, on a class trip to Cinncinatti Museum of Art, a few friends and I met Andy at an area pub. Yes, he was koo

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Jackson Pollock

Jackson Pollock

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P.BruxFHell
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Jackson!!! You dropped paint on the floor again!! Come clean your friggin' mess up!!!

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Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon

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SueIngham
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

How does one live in such chaos and produce such incredible art?

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Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo

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P.BruxFHell
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And you can visit her studios on both her former homes. Just as she left them when she passed away.

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#14

Joan Miro

Joan Miro

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#15

Auguste Rodin

Auguste Rodin

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Gustave Clarence Rodolphe Boulanger

Gustave Clarence Rodolphe Boulanger

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#18

Alexander Calder

Alexander Calder

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cest_nayce
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

man this guy got me in trouble in 1st year of design i had to make a mobile and it was so crappy i was ashamed of presenting it

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#21

David Lynch

David Lynch

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DavidReeby
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Apparently Mr. Lynch is inspired by Francis bacon...

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#22

Jenny Saville

Jenny Saville

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Mark Chagall

Mark Chagall

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Markus Lupertz

Markus Lupertz

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VikiBanaszak
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It is good to know I am not the only one who works in clutter

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#25

Georgia O’keeffe

Georgia O’keeffe

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#29

Paul Klee

Paul Klee

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#31

#103 Constantin Brancusi

#103 Constantin Brancusi

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MaryO'Neill
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

wish i could like this a hundred times.

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#32

James Brown

James Brown

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Jean Arp

Jean Arp

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#34

Rembrandt

Rembrandt

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AntonioSanchez
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I once visited one of his house in Amsterdam it's just the right light that takes you to his paintings

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Christopher Wool

Christopher Wool

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Bulle D'air
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

oui, le sac de frappe permet d'éviter les trous dans les toiles

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Lucian Freud Painting David Hockney

Lucian Freud Painting David Hockney

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David Nash

David Nash

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#41

Fernando Botero

Fernando Botero

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#42

John Singer Sargent

John Singer Sargent

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JimCollins
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This guy was always a great inspiration for my Portrait Oil work!

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#43

Gustav Klimt

Gustav Klimt

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Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Gustav Klimt...... still can't believe he wasn't on the list. Should be much higher!!!!

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#45

Jonathan Meese

Jonathan Meese

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#46

Lucian Freud

Lucian Freud

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#49

David Hockney

David Hockney

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#50

Howard Chandler Christy

Howard Chandler Christy

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Jennifer Allison
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

using his imagination here? or was the wrap on the model just for the camera?

#51

Edvard Munch

Edvard Munch

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#52

James Rosenquist

James Rosenquist

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#53

Bridget Riley

Bridget Riley

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RBrianMarsh
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Deserves a museum dedicated to her life's work

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Yves Klein

Yves Klein

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#56

Willem De Kooning

Willem De Kooning

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#57

Vilmos Aba-novák

Vilmos Aba-novák

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Yinka Shonibare

Yinka Shonibare

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Kit Wells
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I knew him 20 years ago. What a lovely man!

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Tamara De Lempicka

Tamara De Lempicka

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#60

Michael Landy

Michael Landy