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Below are biographies and analysis of the work of the artists central to the Renaissance movement. Read more about the movement on the Renaissance Overview page.

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Dutch Painter and Draughtsman

Movements and Styles: Northern Renaissance, Gothic Art and Architecture

Born: c. 1450 - ’s-Hertogenbosch, Brabant (now Netherlands)

Died: August 9, 1516 - ’s-Hertogenbosch, Brabant (now Netherlands)

Hieronymus Bosch was a Dutch painter during the Northern Renaissance that painted real and imaginary figures in vast landscapes that demonstrated allegories, narratives and morality lessons.

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Italian Painter

Movement: Early Renaissance

Born: c.1445 - Florence, Italy

Died: May 17, 1510 - Florence, Italy

Botticelli's images represent the pinnacle of the cultural flourishing of Renaissance Florence, a prosperous society that epitomized beauty and virtue.

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Flemish Artist and Engraver

Movement: Northern Renaissance

Born: 1525-30 - Near Breda, Netherlands

Died: September 9, 1569 - Brussels, Belgium

Pieter Bruegel the Elder was one of the most important Flemish Renaissance painters who was a key influence on the Dutch Golden Age of painting. His works diverged from the tradition of religious scenes and portraits, and instead depicted landscapes and peasant scenes.

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Italian Painter

Movements and Styles: High Renaissance, Mannerism

Born: September 29, 1571 - Caravaggio, Lombardy

Died: July 18, 1610 - Porto Ercole, Lombardy

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio was an Italian Late Renaissance painter who is considered a master of chiaroscuro. He is known for his hot temper and for making powerful portraits and religious scenes.

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Italian Painter, Designer, Sculptor, Inventor, Scientist, Architect, and Engineer

Movement: High Renaissance

Born: April 15, 1452 - Anchiano, Tuscany

Died: May 2, 1519 - Clos Lucé, Amboise (now France)

Universally lauded as one of the greatest artists of all time, Leonardo da Vinci is known for his contributions to the Renaissance period in the form of portraits and religious paintings. Da Vinci was the eponymous "Renaissance Man," proficient not only in art, but also in mathematics, science, and technology.

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Italian Painter

Movement: Early Renaissance

Born: c.1420 - Borgo San Sepolcro, Italy

Died: October 12th, 1492 - Borgo San Sepolcro, Italy

Piero della Francesca was a painter, sculptor, architect, and mathematician of the Early Renaissance. His most famous works are revolutionary in a serene realism and overall geometric perspective.

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Italian Sculptor

Movement: Early Renaissance

Born: c. 1386 - Florence

Died: December 13, 1466 - Florence

Famed Renaissance sculptor Donatello was known particularly for his bas-relief sculptures and for his bronze David, commissioned for Palazzo Medici.

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German Renaissance Draughtsman, Engraver, Woodcutter and Painter

Movement: Northern Renaissance

Born: March 21, 1471 - Part of the Holy Roman Empire (Modern Day Nuremberg, Germany)

Died: April 6, 1528 - Part of the Holy Roman Empire (Modern Day Nuremberg, Germany)

Albrecht Dürer was a German painter and printmaker whose introduction of classical motifs whose iconic works secured his reputation as one of the most important figures of the Northern Renaissance.

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Greek-Spanish Painter, Sculptor, and Architect

Movement: Mannerism

Born: October 1, 1541 - Crete, Greece

Died: April 7, 1614 - Toledo, Spain

El Greco was a master artist who employed highly expressive techniques and elongated figures that both confounded his contemporaries and influenced later movements such as Expressionism and Cubism.

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Italian Painter and Manuscript Illuminator

Movement: Early Renaissance

Born: c. 1395 - Vicchio di Mugello, Florence

Died: c. 1455 - Rome

Fra Angelico was an Early Italian Renaissance painter whose frescoes were conduits for expressing his religious devotion. Fra Angelico's works are lauded for their use of linear perspective and muted, humble color palettes.

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Italian Painter, Sculptor, Poet, and Architect

Movement: High Renaissance

Born: March 6, 1475 - Caprese, Arezzo, Florence

Died: February 18, 1564 - Rome

Michelangelo was the legendary Italian Renaissance artist famous for his sculpters of David and his Pieta, and he is perhaps best known for his large-scale painted frescos in the Sistine Chapel.

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Italian Painter, Printmaker, and Architect

Movement: High Renaissance

Born: March 28, 1483 - Urbino

Died: April 6,1520 - Rome

The Italian Renaissance painter and architect Raphael is celebrated for the perfection and grace of his paintings and drawings. Together with Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, he forms the traditional trinity of great masters of that period.

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Italian Painter

Movements and Styles: High Renaissance, Mannerism

Born: Between 1488-1490 - Pieve di Cadore, Italy

Died: August 27, 1576 - Venice, Italy

Titian was the leading painter of the Venetian school in 16th century Italy. His wide range of subject matter and deep interest in color has heavily influenced further developments in Western art.

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Dutch Painter

Movements and Styles: Northern Renaissance, Gothic Art and Architecture

Born: c. 1385 - 1390 - Maaseyck (also: Maaseik), near Maastricht, Holy Roman Empire (now Belgium)

Died: July 9, 1441 - Bruges, the Netherlands

Jan Van Eyck was a Flemish painter who was one of the leading artists in Early Northern Renaissance art. Credited as one of the first artists to use oil paints in his works, Van Eyck has created some of the most enduring masterpieces of the Northern Renaissance period, including The Ghent Altarpiece.

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Artists that specialized in abstraction.
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Artists whose depictions had a significant erotic component.
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Artists that used humor, satire, wit, exaggeration, and ridicule in a significant part of their work.
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Artists central to Modern Architecture. Dont miss our pages on architecture such as Early Renaissance, Arts and Crafts Movement, The Vienna Secession, and Wiener Werkstatte, and the International Style.
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Modern Sculptors
Artists central to Modern Sculpture.
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Artists whose work was particularly political in nature and aspiration.
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Artists that practiced portraiture.
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Religious Artists
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Artists that practiced self-portraiture.
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Proto-Feminist Artists
Artists that inspired the Feminist Art movement of the 1960s.