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Beautiful Sunflower Paintings

Updated on August 20, 2014

Enjoy Beautiful Sunflower Paintings

Sunflowers seem to have a persistently joyful attitude. Their oversized blooms and radiant colors are unparalleled. They have often been the subject of poets, writers, and artists; as well as scientists.

On this page you can enjoy a variety of lovely sunflower paintings and learn interesting facts. We think your day will be significantly improved!

All images are available as posters on Art.com.


When it comes to sunflower paintings, Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh is probably the master. This is a print of one of his works in a series that depicts the various stages in the life of a sunflower.

About Sunflowers:

These magnificent flowers are native to the Americas but they can now be found on other continents as well. There are said to be 67 species of sunflowers at this time. They come in a variety of sizes and colors. You can learn more about them on this page.


This 18 x24" print shows a painting by artist Isy Ochoa displaying a vase of cut sunflowers with a brilliantly colored rooster.

Fact:

Sunflowers can often grow to their mature height within 3 months of being planted. They have been recorded to grow as tall as 25+ feet although the majority of them will top out at less than 12 feet.


With a more natural view of sunflowers, this print shows a field of blooms against the sky. The artist is identified as Rikelme.


Austrian artist Egon Schiele created the sunflower painting that is the basis for this 14" x 19.5" print.

Fact:

Sunflowers often produce thousands of seeds. These seeds have a number of uses. They can be used for oil, bird feed, and snacks for people as well. The seeds are high in calcium as well as polyunsaturated fats and therefore are considered a healthy addition to salads and other dishes.


This painting shows a field of sunflowers on a summer day in Perugia. Helen J. Vaughn is the artist. This print is available in a variety of sizes.


Cut sunflowers in a vase are the subject in this 19.5" x 27.5" print. Del Gish is identified as the artist.

Fact:

Sunflowers exhibit a characteristic known as Heliotropism when they bud. This means that they track the movement of the sun across the sky. However, according to the Sunflower Association, this no longer occurs once the bloom is mature as the blooms tend to face east throughout the day. You can learn more about this on this page.


This is another print of a painting by artist Isy Ochoa. It shows a brightly colored table top with fresh cut sunflowers. It comes in a variety of sizes.

Fact:

As indicated above, these impressive flowers are often grown as a crop for their seeds particularly. The seeds are not only a direct food source for people and animals, but their oil is valuable as well. Sunflowers are grown across the globe. Countries such as Turkey, Russia, China, South Africa, and a number of western European and South American countries are among the largest producers.


Claude Monet, a pioneer of impressionist style, created this brilliant still life. This print is 22" x 28".

Fact:

Sunflowers have both male and female organs; the stamen and pistil. Generally, bees carry the pollen between sunflowers for reproduction to occur. However, sunflowers are capable of self-pollinating when necessary. *


This print features one of modernist painter Georgia O'Keeffe's many floral creations. This one of course showing a brilliant sunflower bloom. It measures 31.5" x 23.5".


A dark background helps to amplify the stunning colors of this impressive bloom. Painter Marcella Rose created this artwork. It's available in 11" x 17" and 18" x 24" prints.

Fact:

Certainly these plants are a food source, particularly the seeds. But this is not a new phenomena as they have been proven to be a food source for many centuries. History shows that they were being consumed by men as long ago as 8,000 to 6,000 BC. *


Titled "Emerald Sun" this sunflower painting shows a backlit bloom with nearly transparent petals bending forward. The artist is identified as Christian. The print is 39.5" x 27.5".


Painter Roberto Lombardi created this landscape featuring a field of golden blooms near a small Italian village. The print measures 24" x36".

Fact:

Native Americans cultivated sunflowers for a wide variety of purposes. They consumed the seeds and even the buds. These plants were also used as cosmetics and for medicinal purposes such as for removing warts, curing kidney infections, staving off prenatal infections, treating snake bites, bad coughs, and more. *


Another lovely still life of cut sunflowers in a vase, this one is from painter Alicia Stone. The print brings the feel of sunshine to any room.


Titled "Summer Silence" this enchanting print is from artist Franz Heigl. The viewer is gazing down into the upward facing blooms of a sunflower. It is available as a 19.5"x 16" or 31.5" x 23.5" print.


Artist Fasani painted "Summer's End II", a view of cut sunflowers in a vase. The print measures 20" x 27.5".

Fact:

Even today these flowers are recognized for some medicinal properties. They can act as an expectorant and are even used in some homeopathic medicine to treat nausea, nosebleeds, fever, and vomiting. *


Painter Victoria Frazior used vivid colors and bold strokes to create this stunning bouquet. The print, titled "Revolution II Sunflowers" is available in 16"x 20" and 20" x 24"' sizes.

Fact:

Sunflowers are a major crop in Russia. (Used for both snacks and cooking oil) They first became popular there during the reign of Peter the Great and he used them in his gardens in St. Petersburg. *


In rich hues, this painting by artist Hulsey, the viewer sees a field of Tuscan sunflowers and other blooms growing as far as the eye can see. This print measures 6 x 6 but is available in other sizes as well.


A colorful, naturalistic setting is the backdrop for this cluster of summer blooms painted, by artist J.E.H. MacDonald. This stretched canvas print measures 45" x 36".


Here you see one of Vincent van Gogh's sunflower paintings again. This time on stretched canvas. This print measures 24" x 36".

Fact:

These towering flowers lost their popularity in America for quite some time. However they began appearing in the Burpee's Seed catalogs in the 1890's and fast became a popular garden flower appreciated for their beauty and use as feed for animals. *


One of Claude Monet's creations shows up once again. This time the print is on stretched canvas and measures 36" x 45".

Fact:

It's true that sunflowers can be found across the globe. But, in fact, they have been further than that. Sunflowers have flown into outer space with man. In 1983 they flew on the Space Shuttle Columbia, with Spacelab 1, to see how they responded in zero gravity. *


A beautiful indoor flower garden frames a sunfilled window in this painting. Sunflowers towering at the side. The artist is unidentified. This stretched canvas print measures 12" x 16".

Fact:

These floral wonders also played a role earlier in the US space program when they were among the first forms of life to be exposed to materials procured from the moon during Apollo missions. In the end, the sunflowers and other plants responded well to the lunar soil.


This fiery presentation of these magnificent blooms was created by artist Shari White. This stretched canvas print measures 27" x 35".

Fact:

North Dakota produces half of all the sunflowers in the US but Kansas is known as the Sunflower State. Argentina is the leader in sunflower oil exports however.


This painting shows another, slightly different view of this same arrangement painted by Shari White. This print is available in both 22" x 28" and 27" x 35''sizes.


This is the stretched canvas version of Vincent van Gogh's detail sunflower painting seen above. It measures 36" x 54".


A view of a rustic sunflower garden is the focus of this painting. The artist is not identified. This canvas print measures 12" x 16".

Questions?

If you want more nutritional information about the seeds of these plant, need help growing them, or dealing with a disease, check out the National Sunflower Association site.

Learn More

*Many of the facts provided on this page are taken from the book "Sunflowers: The Secret History". You can learn much more in it's pages.

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      TheGardenGuys 4 years ago

      Fantastic paintings - that you so much for sharing.

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      mrdata 4 years ago

      Beautiful Sunflowers! Thanks for your lovely lens!

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      getmoreinfo 4 years ago

      These sunflower paintings are really pretty.

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      GreenfireWiseWo 5 years ago

      Love Sunflowers!

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      efcruzarts 5 years ago

      I like sunflower images, this lens is amazing!

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      Paula Atwell 6 years ago from Cleveland, OH

      This is a great collection of pictures of my favorite flower.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Wow, these are some really cool sunflower paintings! Blessed by the Interior Design Angel and her Lucky Leprechaun.

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      Craftybegonia 6 years ago

      I love those paintings,t hey are beauitufl! I painted some sunflowers in impressionistic style once. Sunflowers are always beautiful because of their color, they are a very cheerful sight!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Sunflowers grew this year from the extensive bird feeding we do.

      Just another benefit from taking care of our feathered friends.

      Plants were randomly growing here and there ,

      but added so much to my wife's flower gardens

      and the birds again enjoyed the seeds they produced.

      Life is good, enjoy it. BG

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      Sensitive Fern 6 years ago

      Beautiful sunflowers!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Yes these are beautiful paintings. I love them all!

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      kab 7 years ago from Upstate, NY

      I LOVE sunflowers. I passed by a whole field of them in VT a few weeks ago. It was quite beautiful - was wishing i had a camera with me.

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      Indigo Janson 7 years ago from UK

      Thank you for more sunflower sunshine! Beautiful!

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      Delia 7 years ago

      lovely lens...5*...well done!

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      Light-in-me 7 years ago

      Beautiful, and I love all of the sunflower facts and tips mixed in.

      Great job,

      Robin

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      Mona 7 years ago from Iowa

      They've always been one of my favorite flowers. What a lovely selection of art. I also loved all the sunflower personal tidbits scattered in. Well done!

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      norma-holt 7 years ago

      Nicely done lens on sunflowers. Blessed and featured on Sprinkled with Stardust