The 50 Best Wall Paintings of All Time

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From the most iconic to the most shocking, here are the best wall paintings from the past 50 years that can transform your space.


Art deco-style posters with white-on-white art: The first posters were painted in the late 1800s by French artist Alexandre Desjardins, who also created a poster for the first world war.

This style is called “Wall Art” because the images are painted on white.

This poster, called “The World of Wall Painting,” is on display at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.


Art Deco-inspired murals with black-and-white imagery: This poster was designed by the late artist Norman Foster.

It shows an American flag with a black-on a white background, and then white dots.

It’s on display in the Whitney Museum of American Art in New Orleans.


American flag murals: This “Flag of the United States of America” poster by American artist Jack McBride was designed in 1928.

McBride’s murals are now on display and have the American flag as the background.

The poster was created by Jack McNamee.


Art Nouveau posters: This American poster by artist John Leckie was created in the 1950s.

It depicts a soldier standing on a tank, and with the words “Sick, sick America” written in red on a white field.


A poster for a children’s book series: The poster for The World of Children’s Books was designed and illustrated by William Davenport.

It features a baby and a horse and a doll that look like a cross between a doll and a baby.


The first “mural” by a cartoonist: This is a picture of a giant man with his arms outstretched in the foreground and a girl in the background wearing a pink dress.


A book cover for a book series by a Japanese artist: This illustration by the Japanese artist Nobuaki Ota was designed for the series “The Story of Flowers.”

It shows a flower as a baby in a flower bed and then as a woman in a pink gown.


An abstract mural by American illustrator David J. Hines: This abstract mural was created for the book series “Dandelion Stories.”

It depicts two people in a white room, one in a dress and the other in a sailor uniform.


A painting of an astronaut on a spaceship: This mural by artist Michael J. Sullivan is on exhibit at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC. 10.

A mural by a painter with a penchant for abstract art: This artwork by American painter James L. Taylor was created around 1890.

It has a man in a boat and a woman on a ship.

It is on public display at NASA’s Johnson Space Center.


An early “mockumentary” by British artist Edward Tufte: This painting by British photographer William Farrar was created sometime in the early 1900s.


A “welcome mat” for a young boy: This early American painting by American photographer John R. Lechmere was designed to welcome a boy to the family of an immigrant family.

It was on display as part of the American Art Museum in New Haven, Connecticut.


An illustration of a child playing in a forest: This drawing by British painter William D. Wootton was inspired by the theme of “The Child” in “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.”


A landscape painting by Italian painter Alberto Gaudí: This landscape painting is on view at the Louvre Museum in Paris.

It appears in the book “The Art of Alberto Gaudi,” by Henri Cartier-Bresson.


A map of Europe with the United Kingdom in the middle: This 1851 map of the world is on show at the British Museum in London.


A drawing by an American artist called James Broughton: This 1776 drawing by American designer James Baughton shows a man walking along the coast of a country with a lighthouse on top.

It can be found in the collection of the National Museum of Art in Washington.


An “exhibition poster” by an artist: An 1859 poster by British cartoonist William H. Ward was designed.

It includes a woman and a dog.

It also has the image of a woman wearing a red dress and a hat.


An 1851 book cover featuring a woman, a dog, and a map of America: This 1861 book cover by artist Samuel B. Greene features a woman dressed in a red gown with her arms crossed and her head lowered.


A photograph of a house with a house in the back yard: This photograph by artist Frederick M. Smith depicts a house where a woman is sitting in a chair with her feet crossed and a book in front of her.


A 1920 poster with a picture with a dog and a cat