List of Renaissance artists

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Primavera by Sandro Botticelli is a famous painting of the 1400s. It is now in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence.

This a list of Renaissance artists begins in the 13th century (1200s) and includes famous painters and sculptors.

Each artist is listed with their dates, place of birth, some places that they worked, their media (the type of artwork that they made), one or two most famous works and some art galleries where their works can be seen.

Late Medieval artists[change | edit source]

Italian Byzantine[change | edit source]

These artists, before the Renaissance, painted in the style of Greek icons. Their paintings were important to the education of many Renaissance painters, and were to be seen in the churches where the Renaissance painters worked, and worshipped. Often an altarpiece by one of these artists was surrounded by frescoes by the Renaissance painters who lived 150 to 200 years later. A famous Madonna and Child by Coppo di Marcovaldo stood above the altar where Masaccio, Masolino and Filippo Lippi painted the walls of the Brancacci Chapel. Giotto, who is thought of as the first Renaissance painter, was educated by Cimabue, one of the great masters of the Late Byzantine style.

Name Dates Born Worked Media Masterpiece Museums
Coppo di Marcovaldo (c.1225– c.1276) Florence Florence, Pistoia
Siena
Icon, Mosaic The Last Judgement
Bastistry, Florence
Civic Museum, San Gimignano
Cimabue c.1240 – c.1302 Florence Florence, Assisi Icon, Mosaic Madonna of Santa Trinita
Uffizi, Florence
Uffizi
Pietro Cavallini c.1250 – c.1330 Rome Rome, Naples Fresco, Mosaic Last Judgement,
S. Cecilia in Trastevere, Rome
Duccio c.1260 – c.1318 Siena Siena Icon Maesta,
Duomo Museo, Siena
National Gallery, London
Uffizi

Italian Proto-Renaissance[change | edit source]

Proto-Renaissance artists worked before 1400 in Italy when the Renaissance style was slowly developing.

Name Dates Born Worked Media Masterpiece Museums
Nicola Pisano c.1220 – c.1284 Pisa Pisa, Perugia Sculptor The Pulpit
Baptistery of Pisa
Arnolfo di Cambio c.1240 – c.1300 Tuscany Siena, Florence, Rome Sculptor, Architect St. Peter
St. Peter's Basilica, Rome
National Gallery, London
Giovanni Pisano c.1250 – c.1315 Pisa Pisa, Siena Sculptor The Pulpit
Cathedral of Pisa
Duomo Museo, Siena
Giotto c.1267 - 1337 Tuscany Florence, Padua Fresco, Tempera Ognissanti Madonna
Uffizi, Florence
Life of Jesus
Arena Chapel, Padua
Uffizi
Pietro Lorenzetti c.1280 - 1348 Siena Siena, Assisi Fresco, Tempera Scenes of the Passion of Christ
Basilica of Saint Francis, Assisi
Metropolitan Museum, New York
Ambrogio Lorenzetti c.1290 – 1348 Siena Siena Fresco Scenes of Good and Bad Government
Town Hall, Siena
Louvre,
National Gallery, London
Taddeo Gaddi c.1300 – 1366 Tuscany Florence Fresco Life of the Virgin
Baroncelli Chapel, Santa Croce, Florence
Louvre,
Metropolitan Museum, New York
Orcagna c.1308 – 1368 Tuscany Florence, Pisa Fresco, Tempera The Triumph of Death
Campo Santo, Pisa
Rijksmuseum Amsterdam,
National Gallery, Washington D.C.
Altichiero c.1330 – c.1390 Verona Verona, Padua Fresco Crucifixion
Basilica of Sant'Antonio, Padua
Giusto de' Menabuoi c.1330 – c.1390 Florence Padua Fresco The Salvation of Humankind,
Baptistery of Padua Cathedral

International Gothic[change | edit source]

Artists from many parts of Europe worked in a decorative Gothic style.

Name Dates Born Worked Media Masterpiece Museums
Simone Martini c.1284 – c.1344 Siena Siena, Assisi, Avignon Fresco, Tempera The Maesta
Town Hall, Siena
Uffizi, Hermitage, Louvre
Metropolitan Museum, New York
Lorenzo Monaco c.1370–1425 Florence Florence Tempera Coronation of the Virgin
Uffizi Gallery
Uffizi, National Gallery, London;
National Galleries of Scotland
Gentile da Fabriano 1370 – c.1427 Marche Florence, Siena, Rome Fresco, Tempera Adoration of the Magi
Uffizi
Uffizi, Vatican Museums,
National Gallery, London;
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
Andrea Pisano c.1290 – c.1348 Pisa Pisa, Florence, Orvieto Sculptor in bronze Baptistery Doors
Florence
Tilman Riemenschneider c.1460 – 1531 Würzburg Würzburg Sculptor in wood Altarpiece of the Holy Blood
Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna,
Metropolitan Museum, New York
Veit Stoss c.1445–1450 Horb am Neckar
Germany
Nuremberg, Krakow Sculptor in wood Altarpiece of the Blessed Virgin Mary
St Mary's Church, Krakow
Limbourg Brothers active
1385–1416
Nijmegen France illuminators Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry
(The Duke of Berry's Prayer Book)
Musée Condé, Chantilly, France
Condé Museum, Metropolitan Museum, New York
Enguerrand Quarton c.1410 – c.1466 Villeneuve-lès-Avignon
France
Villeneuve-lès-Avignon Tempera Coronation of the Virgin
Villeneuve-lès-Avignon
Louvre

Renaissance artists: Italy[change | edit source]

Early Renaissance[change | edit source]

Name Dates Born Worked Media Masterpiece Museums
Brunelleschi 1377–1446 Tuscany Florence architect, sculptor
in bronze and wood
Crucifix
Santa Maria Novella, Florence
Bargello
Ghiberti 1378–1455 Florence Florence sculptor in bronze
and marble
The Baptistery Doors
Florence
Bargello
Masolino c.1383–1447 Panicale,
Umbria
Florence, Rome fresco, tempera Life of St. Peter
Brancacci Chapel, Florence
National Gallery, London,
Alte Pinakothek, Munich;
National Gallery, Washington D.C.
Nanni di Banco c.1384–1421 Florence? Florence sculptor in marble The Four Crowned Martyrs,
Orsanmichele, Florence
Bargello?
Donatello c.1386–1466 Florence Florence, Padua sculptor in bronze
wood and marble
Gattemelata on Horseback
Padua
Bargello, Duomo Museo, Florence
Fra Angelico c.1395–1455 Rupecanina,
Tuscany
Fiesole, Florence
Rome
fresco, tempera Deposition of Christ
National Museum of San Marco, Florence
Uffizi, National Gallery, London;
Louvre, Alte Pinakothek, Munich;
National Gallery, Washington D.C.
Uccello 1397–1475 Tuscany Florence fresco, tempera The Battle of San Romano
Uffizi, Louvre and N.G. London
Uffizi, National Gallery, London;
Louvre, Asmolean Museum, Oxford.
Masaccio 1401–1428 San Giovanni
Valdarno, Tuscany
Florence fresco, tempera The Life of St Peter, Brancacci Chapel,
Carmine Church, Florence
Uffizi, National Gallery, London
Filippo Lippi 1406–1469 Florence Florence, Prato
Spoleto
fresco, tempera The Life of the Virgin
Spoleto Cathedral
Uffizi, National Gallery, London;
Louvre, Alte Pinakothek, Munich;
National Gallery, Washington D.C.
Piero della Francesca c.1412–1492 Sansepolcro
Tuscany
Arezzo, Florence
Monterchi
fresco, tempera The History of the True Cross
Church of San Francesco, Arezzo
Uffizi, National Gallery, London;
Louvre
Andrea del Castagno c.1421–1457 Castagno,
Tuscany
Florence fresco, tempera The Last Supper,
refectory of Sant'Appollonia, Florence
National Gallery, Washington D.C.
Gentile Bellini 1429–1507 Venice Venice, Constantinople oil painting Scenes of the True Cross
Accademia, Venice
National Gallery, London,
Accademia, Venice
Antonello da Messina c.1430–1479 Messina,
Sicily
Naples, Venice,
Sicily
oil painting The Sibiu Crucifixion
Brukenthal National Museum, Romania
Louvre, National Gallery, London;
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna;
National Gallery, Washington D.C.
Mantegna c.1431–1506 Padua Verona, Mantua,
Rome
fresco, tempera The Marriage Chamber
Ducale Palace, Mantua
National Gallery, London; Hermitage,
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna;
National Gallery, Washington D.C.
Verrocchio c.1435–1488 Florence Florence tempera
sculptor in bronze
The Pistoia Altarpiece, Pistoia Cathedral
Colleoni on Horseback, Venice
Uffizi, National Gallery, London;
Bargello, Florence
Botticelli 1445–1510 Tuscany Florence, Rome fresco, tempera The Birth of Venus and Primevera,
Uffizi
Uffizi, National Gallery, London;
Louvre, Alte Pinakothek, Munich;
National Gallery, Washington D.C.
Signorelli c.1445–1523 Cortona,
Tuscany
Cortona, Orvieto
Rome, Arezzo
fresco, tempera Scenes of the Last Day
Orvieto Cathedral
Uffizi, National Gallery, London;
Brera Picture Gallery, Milan
Perugino 1446–1524 Città della Pieve,
Umbria
Perugia, Florence,
Rome
fresco, tempera,
oil painting
Christ giving the Keys to Peter
Sistine Chapel, Vatican City
Uffizi, National Gallery, London;
Louvre, Alte Pinakothek, Munich;
São Paulo Art Museum, Brazil
Ghirlandaio 1449–1494 Florence Florence, Rome fresco, tempera Lives of the Madonna and John the Baptist,
S. Maria Novella, Florence
Uffizi, National Gallery, London;
Louvre, Alte Pinakothek, Munich;
Metropolitan Museum, New York

High Renaissance[change | edit source]

Name Dates Born Worked Media Masterpiece Museums
Giovanni Bellini c.1430–1516 Venice Venice oil painting San Zaccaria Altarpiece, Church
of San Zaccaria, Venice
National Gallery, London;
Rijksmuseum, Accademia, Venice,
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
Leonardo da Vinci 1452–1519 Vinci, Tuscany Florence, Milan
Amboise, France
drawing, tempera,
oil painting
sculpture
Mona Lisa, Louvre
The Last Supper, Milan
Uffizi, National Gallery, London
Louvre, Hermitage
Filippino Lippi c.1457–1504 Prato, Tuscany Florence, Rome fresco, oil painting The Life of St. Peter,
Brancacci Chapel, Florence
Uffizi, National Gallery, London;
Hermitage, Rijksmuseum
Michelangelo 1475–1564 Caprese Tuscany Florence, Bologna
Rome
sculptor in marble
fresco, tempera
David, Accademia, Florence
Pieta, St. Peter's Basilica, Rome
The Sistine Chapel ceiling, Vatican
Uffizi, National Gallery, London,
Duomo Museo, Florence;
Accademia, Florence
Giorgione c.1477—1510 Castelfranco, Venice Venice oil painting The Tempest
Accademia, Venice
Accademia, Venice; Hermitage, Louvre,
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
Raphael 1483–1520 Urbino, Marche Perugia, Florence,
Rome
fresco, oil painting The School of Athens, Vatican
The Sistine Madonna,
Gemäldegalerie, Dresden
Uffizi, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna;
Louvre, Metropolitan Museum, New York
Hermitage, National Gallery, London
Titian c.1485–1576 Pieve di Cadore,
Venice
Venice, Padua oil painting, fresco The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary,
Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari
Hermitage, National Gallery, London;
Louvre, National Gallery, Washington D.C.;
Pitti, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
Andrea del Sarto 1486–1531 Gualfonda Tuscany Florence, France oil painting Madonna of the Harpies
Uffizi
Uffizi, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna;
Louvre, National Gallery, Washington D.C.;
Hermitage, National Gallery, London

Mannerism (Late Renaissance)[change | edit source]

Name Dates Born Worked Media Masterpiece Museums
Pontormo 1494—1557 Empoli Florence oil painting Deposition from the Cross
Santa Felicita, Florence
Uffizi, National Gallery, Washington D.C.;
Hermitage, National Gallery, London;
Metropolitan Museum, New York
Benvenuto Cellini 1500–1571 Florence Italy, France goldsmith,
sculptor in bronze
Perseus with the Head of Medusa
Loggia Lanzi, Florence
Bargello, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna;
Louvre, National Gallery of Australia;
Royal Collection, London
Bronzino 1503–1572 Florence Florence oil painting Portrait of Eleanor of Toledo
Uffizi, Florence
Uffizi, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna;
Louvre, National Gallery, Washington D.C.;
Hermitage, National Gallery, London
Parmigianino 1503–1540 Parma Florence, Rome,
Bologna, Parma
oil painting The Madonna with the Long Neck,
Uffizi, Florence
Uffizi,Metropolitan Museum, New York
Hermitage, National Gallery, London;
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
Tintoretto 1518–1594 Brescia Venice oil painting Paradise
Doge's Palace, Venice
Hermitage, National Gallery, London;
Louvre, Metropolitan Museum, New York;
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
Paolo Veronese 1528–88 Verona Mantua, Venice oil painting Feast in the House of Levi,
Accademia, Venice
Louvre,Metropolitan Museum, New York
Hermitage, National Gallery, London;
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
Giambologna 1529–1608 Douai, France Florence, Rome,
Bologna
sculptor in marble
and bronze
The Rape of the Sabine Women
Loggia Lanzi, Florence
Bargello, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna;
Louvre, National Gallery, Washington D.C.;
Hermitage, Rijksmusem
El Greco 1541–1614 Crete Crete, Venice
Toledo, Spain
oil painting Burial of the Count of Orgaz
Santo Tomé, Toledo, Spain
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna;
Louvre, National Gallery, Washington D.C.;
Hermitage, National Gallery, London;
Metropolitan Museum, New York; Prado

Renaissance artists: Northern Europe and Spain[change | edit source]

Early Renaissance[change | edit source]

Name Dates Born Worked Media Masterpiece Museums
Hubert van Eyck c.1366–1426 Maaseik? Belgium Ghent oil painting,
manuscripts
The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb
St. Bavon Cathedral, Ghent
Jan van Eyck Before
1395–1441
Maaseik? Belgium The Hague, Bruges
Ghent
oil painting The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb
St. Bavon Cathedral, Ghent
Louvre, National Gallery, London;
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
Metropolitan Museum, New York
Robert Campin/
"The Master of Flémalle"
c.1375–1444 Valenciennes? Belgium oil painting The Mérode Altarpiece
Metropolitan Museum, New York
Hermitage, National Gallery, London;
Metropolitan Museum, New York; State
Museum, Frankfurt; Royal Museum, Antwerp
Rogier van der Weyden c.1400–1464 Tournai Tournai oil painting Descent from the Cross
Prado Museum, Madrid
Hermitage, National Gallery, London;
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna;
Prado, Metropolitan Museum, New York
Jean Fouquet 1420–1481 Tours, France France, Italy tempera,
miniature
manuscripts
Madonna and Child with angels
Royal Museum, Antwerp
Louvre, Royal Museum, Antwerp;
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna;
Metropolitan Museum, New York
Hugo van der Goes c.1440–1482 Ghent? Ghent oil painting The Portinari Altarpiece
Uffizi Gallery, Florence
Uffizi, Hermitage,
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna;
Metropolitan Museum, New York
Bartolomé Bermejo c.1440-c.1498 Cordoba, Spain Spain, Belgium oil painting Altarpiece of the Virgin of Montserrat
Cathedral of Acqui Terme
National Gallery, London,
National Museum of Catalonia,
Art institute of Chicago
Hieronymus Bosch c.1450–1516 's-Hertogenbosch,
Netherlands
Netherlands oil painting The Garden of Worldly Delights
Prado Museum, Madrid
Rijksmuseum, Prado;
National Gallery, London;
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

1500s[change | edit source]

Name Dates Born Worked Media Masterpiece Museums
Matthias Grünewald c.1470–1528 Würzburg Germany oil painting The Isenheim Altarpiece
Colmar, France
Alte Pinakothek, Munich;
Louvre, National Gallery, Washington D.C.
Albrecht Durer 1471–1528 Nuremberg,
Germany
Germany, Italy,
Netherlands
oil painting
engraving
Adoration of the Trinity
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
Louvre, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna;
Hermitage, National Gallery, London;
Metropolitan Museum, New York
Lucas Cranach the Elder 1472–1553 Kronach Germany,
Netherlands
oil painting
engraving
The Altarpiece of St. Catherine
Gemäldegalerie, Dresden
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna; Louvre,
Hermitage, Metropolitan Museum, New York
Alte Pinakothek, Munich
Albrecht Altdorfer c.1480–1538 Regensburg Germany oil painting Battle of Issus
Alte Pinakothek, Munich
Alte Pinakothek, Munich;Hermitage,
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna;
Metropolitan Museum, New York
Jean Clouet 1480–1541 Brussels? Tours, Paris tempera,
miniature
manuscripts
François I of France
Louvre, Paris
Louvre, National Galleries of Scotland,
Royal Collection, London;
Metropolitan Museum, New York
Hans Holbein the Younger c.1497–1543 Augsburg Germany,
Switzerland,
England
oil painting
drawing
The Ambassadors
National Gallery, London
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna;
Louvre, Metropolitan Museum, New York;
Hermitage, National Gallery, London;
François Clouet c.1510–1572 Tours Paris oil painting
miniatures
Diane de Poitiers
National Gallery, Washington D.C.
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna;
Louvre, National Gallery, Washington D.C.;
Royal Collection, London
Nicholas Hilliard 1547–1619 Exeter, England Oxford, London oil painting,
miniatures
The Pelican portrait of Queen Elizabeth
National Portrait Gallery, London(?)
National Portrait Gallery, London;
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna;
National Gallery, Washington D.C.;
National Galleries of Scotland

References[change | edit source]

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