Famous Baroque Painters - List of Famous Baroque Painters

Baroque painting encompasses a great range of styles, and is associated with the Baroque cultural movement. Artists like Velázquez, Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Rubens, Poussin, and Vermeer were considered to be among the greatest painters of the art form which is characterized by high drama, rich, deep color, and intense light and dark shadows. Italian painter and sculptor Michelangelo was a major figure of the High Renaissance who exerted great influence on the development of Western art, including Baroque painting. Sir Anthony van Dyck, a Flemish Baroque artist who became the leading court painter in England, was an important innovator in watercolor and etching. Dutch Golden Age landscape painter Salomon van Ruysdael, Flemish painter Cornelis de Vos, and Frenchman Nicolas Poussin are also counted amongst the popular Baroque painters. Italian Baroque painter and poet Salvator Rosa, a proto-Romantic, was best known for being "unorthodox and extravagant". George Jamesone became Scotland's first eminent portrait-painter, while another portrait-painter John Michael Wright became rated as one of the leading indigenous British painters of his generation, largely for the distinctive realism in his portraiture. This section provides you information about the life and works of famous Baroque painters.

The Most Famous Baroque Painters

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Artemisia GentileschiJuly 8, 1593ItalianArtemisia Gentileschi was an Italian Baroque painter who rose to prominence in the 17th century
Peter Paul RubensJune 28, 1577BelgianPeter Paul Rubens was a Dutch artist, who rose to become one of the most influential Baroque painters of his generation
Andrea PozzoNovember 30, 1642ItalianAndrea dal Pozzo was a famous Italian Jesuit painter, architect, stage designer and art theoretician
CaravaggioSeptember 29, 1571ItalianCaravaggio was a renowned painter of the Sixteenth century who painted using contrasting effects between light and darkness
Johannes VermeerOctober 31, 1632DutchJohannes Vermeer was a famous Dutch Baroque painter of the seventeenth century
Nicolas PoussinJune 15, 1594FrenchNicolas Poussin was a famous French painter and draftsman and a leading painter of the classical French Baroque style
Annibale CarracciNovember 3, 1560ItalianAnnibale Carracci was one of the most influential Italian Baroque painters of the late 16th and early 17th century
Salvator RosaJune 20, 1615ItalianSalvator Rosa was an Italian Baroque painter known for his unorthodox and extravagant style
Anthony van DyckMarch 22, 1599BelgianAnthony van Dyck was a Flemish Baroque painter who was well-known for his works during the 17th century
Giovanni Battista TiepoloMarch 5, 1696ItalianGiovanni Battista Tiepolo was an Italian painter and printmaker
Andrea Pozzo

Andrea Pozzo

Andrea dal Pozzo was a famous Italian Jesuit painter, architect, stage designer and art theoretician

ItalianNovember 30, 1642159 views

Nicolas Poussin

Nicolas Poussin was a famous French painter and draftsman and a leading painter of the classical French Baroque style

FrenchJune 15, 1594115 views

Peter Paul Rubens

Peter Paul Rubens was a Dutch artist, who rose to become one of the most influential Baroque painters of his generation

BelgianJune 28, 1577166 views

Anthony van Dyck

Anthony van Dyck was a Flemish Baroque painter who was well-known for his works during the 17th century

BelgianMarch 22, 1599109 views

Artemisia Gentileschi

Artemisia Gentileschi was an Italian Baroque painter who rose to prominence in the 17th century

ItalianJuly 8, 1593169 views

Annibale Carracci

Annibale Carracci was one of the most influential Italian Baroque painters of the late 16th and early 17th century

ItalianNovember 3, 1560114 views

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo was an Italian painter and printmaker

ItalianMarch 5, 1696109 views

Salvator Rosa

Salvator Rosa was an Italian Baroque painter known for his unorthodox and extravagant style

ItalianJune 20, 1615112 views

Rembrandt

Rembrandt was a Dutch painter counted amongst the greatest European painters of all time

DutchJuly 15, 160698 views

Caravaggio

Caravaggio was a renowned painter of the Sixteenth century who painted using contrasting effects between light and darkness

ItalianSeptember 29, 1571134 views