Get Inspired From the Portraits of Iconic People of All Time
Portraits of Iconic People of All Time: We all know that pictures speak much louder than any language or text. It is absolutely right that the silent language of picture prove to be much more effective than words described in infinite number of pages. A picture, photograph or a portrait spells the unsaid stories happened in the displayed piece of work.
A portrait displays the bond of an amazing relationship between the subjects, its story and the reciprocation of feelings between the photographer and the subject undertaken. We have brought an amazing collection of portraits of the most iconic people throughout history. The most noticing point regarding all these portraits is the superlative design proving each one as a magnum opus in itself. We hope you will cherish our effort and find it useful for your inspiration.
Mahatma Gandhi was a pre-eminent political and ideological leader of India during the Indian independence movement. He pioneered Satyagraha and was responsible for getting the British to allow India to form its own government.
Mother Teresa was the founder of the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta. She was internationally famed as a humanitarian and advocate for the poor and helpless. She was a Catholic nun of Albanian ethnicity and Indian citizenship.
Nelson Mandela was elected as the first African President of South Africa in 1994. Mandela had been jailed for speaking out against apartheid.
Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States and is known for abolishing slavery in the United States through the enactment of the Emancipation Proclamation and the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
William Shakespeare was a renowned poet as well as playwright. He is often called as England’s national poet and the “Bard of Avon” for his excellent writing. He rose to the peak of sophistication and artistry by the end of the 16th century.
Helen Keller was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deaf as well blind person who has got a Bachelor of Arts degree. She was a prolific author and tireless advocate for humanitarian causes.
Mona Lisa was the wife of Francesco Del Giocondo and is known for her painting all across the world portrayed by Leonardo Da Vinci. The painting of Mona Lisa was so beautiful that it is said that no collection of portraits would be complete without this one.
Sir Isaac Newton
Isaac Newton is regarded as one of the fathers of modern science. He had presented the theory of Universal gravitation and the three laws of motion among the people of the world.
Buzz Aldrin was an American mechanical engineer, retired United States Air Force pilot and astronaut who was the second man to set his foot on the moon following mission commander Neil Armstrong.
Muhammad Ali was an American boxer, who remained three times world heavyweight champion in Boxing and is widely considered one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time.
Marie Antoinette was an Archduchess of Austria and the Queen of France and of Navarre. She was the last Queen of France and was famous for her excess in a time of extreme economic hardship for her country.
Neil Armstrong was the first person to set foot on the Moon. He was the renowned American aviator and a former astronaut, test pilot, university professor, and United States Naval Aviator.
Fred Astaire was an American film and Broadway stage dancer, choreographer, singer and actor. He was named the fifth Greatest Male Star of All Time by the American Film Institute. Out of his total film careers he has worked with Ginger Rogers in his ten films.
Ludwig van Beethoven
Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. He was one of the most acclaimed and influential of all composers of western classic music in the transitional period, a period between the Classical and Romantic eras.
Alexander Graham Bell
Alexander Graham Bell was an eminent scientist, inventor, engineer and innovator who had been credited with inventing the first practical telephone. His life was also marked with various other inventions such as groundbreaking work in optical telecommunications, hydrofoils and aeronautics.
Napoleon Bonaparte was a French military and political leader during the latter stages of the French Revolution. He was the most successful emperor of his time and successful led many military campaigns in Italy and Egypt that bolstered his reputation. Even today, His Napoleonic Code is being used as a basis for law in many countries.
Bono is an Irish singer, musician, and humanitarian best known for being the main vocalist of the Dublin-based rock band U2. He is not only known for being the front man for the rock band U2, but as a tireless and effective political activist for causes such as world hunger, apartheid, and AIDS.
Al Capone, the gangster was one of the most famous people in the US. People love him for running booze during the Prohibition and hates for his murderous tactics to maintain a stranglehold on his business.
Fidel Castro was the former head of government of Cuba. Under his administration Cuba was converted into a one-party socialist state, with industry being nationalized.
Charlie Chaplin was an English comic actor, film director and composer who were best-known for his work during the silent film era. He was ranked as the 10th greatest male screen legend of all time by the American Film Institute in 1999.
Winston Churchill was the British Prime Minister during World War II. He was a British politician and statesman known for his leadership of the United Kingdom during the Second World War. He was also a prolific writer and won the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Christopher Columbus was a Genoese navigator, colonizer and explorer whose voyages across the Atlantic Ocean led to general European awareness of the American continents in the Western Hemisphere.
Marie Curie was a physicist and chemist, who coined the term “radioactivity”, pioneered radiation therapy for cancer, and the first person to receive two Nobel prizes.
The 14th Dalai Lama
Dalai Lamas are the most influential figures in the Gelugpa lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, although the 14th has consolidated control over the other lineages in recent years. The current Dalai Lama won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989, and is also well known for his lifelong advocacy for Tibetans inside and outside Tibet.
Leonardo Da Vinci
Leonardo Da Vinci was an Italian Renaissance polymath: painter, sculptor, architect, musician, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist and writer. He defined the “Renaissance Man” with his inventions, art and scientific theories. He was and is primarily famous as a painter for his painting of Mona Lisa.
Charles Darwin was a well known scientist who had published his theory with compelling evidence for evolution in his book “On the Origin of Species”. He had given his scientific approach that humans has evolved from apes.
Bette Davis was an American actress of film, television and theater. She was not only a famous screen actress, but the first female president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She was highly regarded for her performances in a range of film genres, from contemporary crime melodramas to historical and period films and occasional comedies.
Princess Diana was an international personality of the late 20th century as the first wife of Charles; Prince of Wales married Prince Charles. Tireless in her humanitarian efforts, Diana continued to win the hearts of the British people and indeed people all over the world up until her death.
Charles Dickens was the most popular English novelist of the Victorian era. He was a vigorous social campaigner, both in his own personal endeavors as well as through the recurrent themes of his literary enterprise.
Thomas Edison was well known for inventing a long-lasting, practical light bulb. He was an American inventor, scientist, and businessman who developed many devices such as the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and a long-lasting, practical electric light bulb etc.
Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who has brought revolution in the field of Physics by developing the theory of general relativity. He is regarded as another father of modern science. He formed the foundation of modern Physics by putting forward many important theories.
Queen Elizabeth I
Queen Elizabeth I was the queen regnant of England and Ireland and sometimes called as The Virgin Queen, Gloriana, or Good Queen Bess. She was the fifth and last monarch of the Tudor dynasty. Her reign is famous for a number of historical events.
HRM Queen Elizabeth II
HRM Queen Elizabeth II is the constitutional monarch of sixteen sovereign states known as the Commonwealth realms. She is the Supreme Governor of the Church of England.
Anne Frank was one of the most renowned and most discussed Jewish victims who is well acknowledged for the quality of her writing. She wrote a diary which is known as “The Diary of Anne Frank”. This diary has become the base for several plays and films and is universally read by people all over the world as an account of the Holocaust.
Benjamin Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, musician, inventor, satirist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. He was one of the founding fathers of the United States, and served the country in many positions to further the independence of the United States.
Yuri Gagarin was a Soviet pilot and cosmonaut. He was the first human who has stepped in the outer space and the first to orbit the earth.
Galileo Galilei is regarded as the father of modern observational astronomy. He was a pioneer in the field of physics and invented telescope. Also he put forward the theory that the Earth orbited the Sun.
Bill Gates is the founder of Microsoft, the software company. He is consistently ranked among the wealthiest people all across the world.