Aside from the obvious, Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, listed are my top six favorite artists in order of birth:
Winslow Homer (1836-1910)
Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890)
John Singer Sargent (1856-1925)
Edward Hopper (1882-1967)
Chuck Close (1940)
James Michalopoulos (1951)
If the works of any of the above were exhibited nearby I would rush out to see them.