Top Ten Left-Handed Artists You Should Know

 In Albrecht Durer, Art Puzzles & Trivia, Artists & Special Collections, Leroy Neiman, Rembrandt van Rijn, Thomas Kinkade

AUGUST 13 is International Lefthanders Day! The holiday was first observed on this day in 1976 as an effort to promote awareness of the inconveniences facing left-handers in a predominantly right-handed world. It is often speculated that lefties are right-brain dominant – the side of the brain linked to non-verbal thinking, artistic ability, and creative skills.

So southpaws, celebrate your uniqueness along with the other 7-10% of the world’s left-handed population, including these 10 artists:

1)  Albrecht Dürer

Portrait of Albrecht Durer (1471-1528)


2)  Raoul Dufy

Raoul Dufy (1877–1953)  (Source: Wikipedia Commons)

3)  M.C. Escher

M.C. Escher (1898–1972)

4)  Thomas Kinkade

Thomas Kinkade (1958–2012), painting with his left hand

5)  Paul Klee

Paul Klee (1879–1940) (Source:

6)  Michelangelo

Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475–1564) (Source: Look and Learn)

7)  LeRoy Neiman

LeRoy Neiman (1921-2012)


8)  Raphael

Portrait of Raphael Sanzio (1483-1520) (Source: Wikipedia Commons)

9)  Rembrandt van Rijn

Portrait of Rembrandt van Rijn (1606–1669)

10)  Leonardo da Vinci

Portrait of Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) (Source: Wikipedia Commons)




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