Famous Renaissance Painters - List of Famous Renaissance Painters

The Renaissance was a rich, dynamic and vibrant era in Europe, marking the period from the 14th to the 17th century. Starting as a cultural movement in Italy in the Late Medieval period, it later spread to the rest of Europe, marking the beginning of the Early Modern Age. Renaissance painting shifted towards a more natural reality as reflected in the works of great artists such as Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo. Tiziano Vecelli, a versatile Italian painter and an important member of the 16th-century Venetian school was another artist who deeply influenced the development of Renaissance art. His impact was so profound that generations of future artists in the West continued to be influenced by his techniques. Masaccio, another major figure in Renaissance painting, was considered the best painter of his generation because of his ability to create a convincing sense of three-dimensionality in his works. Flemish painter Hugo van der Goes along with Jan van Eyck, Rogier van der Weyden, Hans Memling and Dieric Bouts was one of the most important of the Early Netherlandish painters while Giorgione was one of the founders of the distinctive Venetian school of Italian Renaissance painting. Read on to know about the life and works of famous Renaissance painters.

The Most Famous Renaissance Painters

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
MichelangeloMarch 6, 1475ItalianMichelangelo was an Italian sculptor, painter, architect and poet
Titian1488ItalianTitian was an Italian painter and one of the greatest artists of the Renaissance period
Jean Fouquet1420FrenchJean Fouquet was a leading 15th century artist in France who was a master manuscript illuminator
Leonardo da VinciApril 15, 1452ItalianLeonardo da Vinci was a legendary Florentine painter, polymath, sculptor, architect and musician
Giovanni Bellini1430ItalianGiovanni Bellini was an Italian Renaissance painter
Raphael1483ItalianRaphael was an Italian painter and architect, one of the major figures of the High Renaissance
MasaccioDecember 21, 1401ItalianMasaccio was a renowned Italian painter of the early 15th century
TintorettoSeptember 29, 1518ItalianTintoretto was a famous Italian painter and an important proponent of the Renaissance school
PontormoMay 24, 1494ItalianPontormo was an Italian painter who became one of the leading lights of the Florentine Renaissance of the 16th century
Sandro Botticelli1445ItalianAlessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepi, popularly known as Sandro Botticelli, was an Italian painter
Tintoretto

Tintoretto

Tintoretto was a famous Italian painter and an important proponent of the Renaissance school

ItalianSeptember 29, 1518114 views

Giovanni Bellini

Giovanni Bellini was an Italian Renaissance painter

Italian1430131 views

Sandro Botticelli

Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepi, popularly known as Sandro Botticelli, was an Italian painter

Italian144590 views

Masaccio

Masaccio was a renowned Italian painter of the early 15th century

ItalianDecember 21, 1401124 views

Pontormo

Pontormo was an Italian painter who became one of the leading lights of the Florentine Renaissance of the 16th century

ItalianMay 24, 1494109 views

Titian

Titian was an Italian painter and one of the greatest artists of the Renaissance period

Italian1488201 views

Jean Fouquet

Jean Fouquet was a leading 15th century artist in France who was a master manuscript illuminator

French1420180 views

Raphael

Raphael was an Italian painter and architect, one of the major figures of the High Renaissance

Italian1483128 views

Michelangelo

Michelangelo was an Italian sculptor, painter, architect and poet

ItalianMarch 6, 1475304 views

Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci was a legendary Florentine painter, polymath, sculptor, architect and musician

ItalianApril 15, 1452157 views