The Historical Figure Match Game

We've got a selection of portraits painted by various artists, all of whom portray a historical figure from the world of politics, music, or art. Go through each portrait with its corresponding list of historical names and see if you can guess the correct person. When you finish identifying all ten portraits, click the button to tally your score at the bottom of the page. Scroll down to start the game!


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portrait of George Washington by Peter Saul

This painting by Peter Saul features which former president?

  • John Adams
  • George Washington
  • Andrew Jackson
  • Ulysses S. Grant

sculpture of Michael Jackson and his chimpanzee Jeff Koons

This sculpture features which pop music singer and his pet chimpanzee?

  • Bruno Mars
  • Elton John
  • Prince
  • Michael Jackson

portrait of Napoleon by Donna Lomangino

This painting by Donna Lomangino imagines which historical political leader as sitting around playing video games?

  • Napoleon
  • King Tut
  • King George
  • Julius Caesar


street art featuring George W. Bush

Which former president is shown holding a mask in this street art piece found in Brooklyn?

  • Bill Clinton
  • George H.W. Bush
  • Jimmy Carter
  • George W. Bush

street art featuring classical composer JS Bach

Which classical music composer is depicted in this street art?

  • Beethoven
  • J.S. Bach
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Johannes Brahms

King Henry VIII by Francisca Ahlers

This drawing by Francisca Ahlers features which famous King?

  • King Henry VIII
  • King Henry V
  • King George
  • King Louis XIV


4 portraits of Steve Jobs by Brian Leo

This quadruple portrait by Brian Leo features which famous businessman?

  • Henry Ford
  • Bill Gates
  • Steve Jobs
  • Donald Trump

portrait of Vincent Van Gogh by Shen Jing Dong

Which famous artist is portrayed here by Shen Jing Dong?

  • Paul Cezanne
  • Vincent Van Gogh
  • Paul Gauguin
  • Pablo Picasso

portrait of Karl Marx by Jin Feng

Which famous philosopher is painted here by Jin Feng?

  • Immanuel Kant
  • Plato
  • Karl Marx
  • David Hume

Portrait of Chairman Mao by Liu Bolin

Which former leader of China is portrayed here by Liu Bolin?

  • Xi Jinping
  • Mao Tse-tung
  • Jia Qinglin
  • Deng Xiaoping

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