The world has many famous and famous artists from Albania or of Albanian origin. Discover some of the most famous and notable Albanian artists, painters and singers with their works known around the world.


Onufri is Albania’s most famous icon painter. He was active in the sixteenth century in southern Albania, as well as in western Macedonia and northern Greece. Onufri is said to be born in Berat, a beautiful town located in central Albania. Today, Berat hosts an interesting Onufri museum where visitors can learn about the artist and admire his paintings. His other works of art can be found in the Museum of Medieval Art in Korça and in several churches across the country.

Nikolla Kolë Idromeno

Nikolla Kolë Idromeno, commonly known as Kolë Idromeno, was an Albanian painter, artist, sculptor, cameraman, photographer and architect during the Albanian Renaissance period (historical period since 1870 until the declaration of independence in 1912). Idromeno was born in Shkodra, the largest town in northern Albania, studied in Venice at Accademia delle Belle Arti, traveled to Europe, then moved back to Shkodra, where he discovered the wooden ceiling of St. Joseph’s Cathedral. Stephen. Many of his paintings are now placed inside the National Art Gallery of Tirana.


Ibrahim Kodra

Ibrahim Kodra is one of the most famous Albanian painters of all time. He studied art in Milan, Italy and is friends with famous artists, such as Pablo Picasso. His prestigious works are on display in the Vatican Museums, Italian Parliament House in Rome, Kosova Art Gallery by Pristina and several private collections.

Adrian Paci

Adrian Paci is one of the most famous contemporary artists in Albania and Europe. Born in Shkodra, he graduated from the Tirana Art Academy and moved to Milan, Italy. His works, often on themes of nostalgia, separation and memory, can be seen in a number of museums and art galleries around the world. Paci was the first Albanian artist to represent the land of eagles at Venice Biennale in 1999.

Rita Ora

Rita Ora is an English singer, actress and model born to Albanian parents in Pristina, the capital of Kosovo. Her parents left Kosovo when she was only one year old and moved to London, where she grew up with her family. She became famous in 2012 with the single “Hot Right Now” by DJ Fresh. Since then, she has made a number of hits worldwide.


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