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List of famous Italian painters with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

Italy is a country that has always boasted of a rich tradition of art and culture. Italian painters from the past several centuries have played significant roles in enriching the world of art with their innovative, stylish, and revolutionary aesthetic ideas. Italy was the centre for art and architecture in ancient Rome. Great Florentine painters like Masaccio, Fra Angelico, Andrea Mantegna, Sandro Botticelli, and Paolo Uccello were prominent figures of Italian Renaissance who also deeply influenced Western arts. The greatest artist of the 15th century was probably Leonardo da Vinci, the Italian polymath who gave the world its beloved ‘Mona Lisa’. Artists like Raphael and Michelangelo dominated the later Renaissance while Annibale Caracci and Caravaggio went on to become the major figures of the Baroque period. The 19th century European art was revolutionized by the Impressionists Giovanni Fattori, Silvestro Lega, Telemaco Signorini, and Giuseppe Abbati who believed that areas of light and shadow were the chief components of a work of art. Keeping up with legacy of their predecessors, contemporary Italian painters Sandro Chia, Francesco Clemente, and Enzo Cucchi are propagating eclectic modern art. This section provides you information about the life and works of various famous Italian painters.
Leonardo da VinciLeonardo da Vinci

15 April 1452

02 May 1519

Vinci

Aries

MichelangeloMichelangelo

06 March 1475

18 February 1564

Caprese Michelangelo

Pisces

RaphaelRaphael

1483 AD

06 April 1520

Urbino

CaravaggioCaravaggio

29 September 1571

18 July 1610

Milan

Libra

Amedeo ModiglianiAmedeo Modigliani

12 July 1884

24 January 1920

Livorno

Cancer

Sandro BotticelliSandro Botticelli

1445 AD

17 May 1510

Florence, Republic of Florence

TitianTitian

1488 AD

27 August 1576

Pieve di Cadore

Giuseppe ArcimboldoGiuseppe Arcimboldo

1527 AD

11 July 1593

Milan, Italy

Artemisia GentileschiArtemisia Gentileschi

08 July 1593

1656 AD

Rome

Cancer

Giorgio VasariGiorgio Vasari

30 July 1511

27 June 1574

Arezzo, Tuscany

Leo

MasaccioMasaccio

21 December 1401

1428 AD

San Giovanni Valdarno

Sagittarius

Giorgio de ChiricoGiorgio de Chirico

10 July 1888

20 November 1978

Volos

Cancer

Giovanni BelliniGiovanni Bellini

1430 AD

29 November 1516

Venice

Giovanni Antonio CanalCanaletto

28 October 1697

19 April 1768

Venice

Scorpio

tintoretto Tintoretto

29 September 1518

31 May 1594

Venice, Italy

Libra

Giovanni Battista TiepoloGiovanni Battista Tiepolo

05 March 1696

27 March 1770

Venice

Pisces

Annibale CarracciAnnibale Carracci

03 November 1560

15 July 1609

Bologna

Scorpio

PontormoPontormo

24 May 1494

02 January 1557

Empoli

Gemini

Andrea dal Pozzo Andrea Pozzo

30 November 1642

31 August 1709

Trento, County of Tyrol, Holy Roman Empire

Sagittarius

Renato GuttusoRenato Guttuso

26 December 1911

18 January 1987

Bagheria

Capricorn

Jacopo AmigoniJacopo Amigoni

08 August 1904

17 October 1904

Venice

Leo

Salvatore RosaSalvatore Rosa

20 June 1615

15 March 1673

Arenella

Gemini

Gian Lorenzo BerniniGian Lorenzo Bernini

07 December 1598

28 November 1680

Naples

Sagittarius

GiottoGiotto

08 January 1337

Florence

Julius EvolaJulius Evola

19 May 1898

11 June 1974

Rome

Taurus

Giorgio MorandiGiorgio Morandi

20 July 1890

18 June 1964

Bologna

Cancer

Andrea del VerrocchioAndrea del Verrocchio

1435 AD

10 October 1488

Florence, Italy

Benvenuto CelliniBenvenuto Cellini

03 November 1500

13 February 1571

Florence

Scorpio

GiorgioneGiorgione

1478 AD

25 October 1510

Castelfranco Veneto, Italy

Sofonisba AnguissolaSofonisba Anguissola

1532 AD

16 November 1625

Cremona

Domenico GhirlandaioDomenico Ghirlandaio

11 January 1449

11 January 1494

Florence

Capricorn

BronzinoBronzino

17 November 1503

23 November 1572

Florence

Scorpio

Filippo LippiFilippo Lippi

1406 AD

08 October 1469

Florence

Romaine BrooksRomaine Brooks

01 May 1874

07 December 1970

Rome

Taurus

Giacomo BallaGiacomo Balla

18 July 1871

01 March 1958

Turin

Cancer

Paolo UccelloPaolo Uccello

1397 AD

10 December 1475

Florence

Guido ReniGuido Reni

04 November 1575

18 August 1642

Bologna

Scorpio

Luigi RussoloLuigi Russolo

30 April 1885

04 February 1947

Portogruaro

Taurus

Pietro PeruginoPietro Perugino

1446 AD

1523 AD

Città della Pieve

DuccioDuccio

1255 AD

1319 AD

Siena

Ettore SottsassEttore Sottsass

14 September 1917

31 December 2007

Innsbruck

Virgo

Antonio da CorreggioAntonio da Correggio

31 July 1489

05 March 1534

Correggio

Leo

Andrea del SartoAndrea del Sarto

16 July 1486

29 September 1530

Florence

Cancer

Piero ManzoniPiero Manzoni

13 July 1933

06 February 1963

Soncino

Cancer

ParmigianinoParmigianino

11 January 1503

24 August 1540

Parma

Capricorn

Sebastiano RicciSebastiano Ricci

1659 AD

15 May 1734

Belluno

Simone MartiniSimone Martini

1284 AD

1344 AD

Siena

Luca SignorelliLuca Signorelli

1445 AD

16 October 1523

Cortona

Gino SeveriniGino Severini

07 April 1883

25 February 1966

Cortona

Aries

Vittore CarpaccioVittore Carpaccio

1460 AD

1520 AD

Venice

Alberto BurriAlberto Burri

12 March 1915

13 February 1995

Città di Castello

Pisces

Vanessa BeecroftVanessa Beecroft

25 April 1969

Genoa

Taurus

Antonello da MessinaAntonello da Messina

1430 AD

31 January 1479

Messina

Ambrogio LorenzettiAmbrogio Lorenzetti

1290 AD

09 June 1348

Siena

Giulio RomanoGiulio Romano

1499 AD

01 November 1546

Rome

Andrea del CastagnoAndrea del Castagno

1423 AD

19 August 1457

San Godenzo

Pietro da CortonaPietro da Cortona

01 November 1596

16 May 1669

Cortona

Scorpio

CinquecentoCinquecento

Franco BattiatoFranco Battiato

23 March 1945

Giarre-Riposto

Aries

Filippino LippiFilippino Lippi

1457 AD

18 April 1504

Prato

Giovanni Paolo PaniniGiovanni Paolo Panini

17 June 1691

21 October 1765

Piacenza

Gemini

GuercinoGuercino

08 February 1591

22 December 1666

Cento

Aquarius

Gentile BelliniGentile Bellini

1429 AD

23 February 1507

Venice

Luca GiordanoLuca Giordano

18 October 1634

03 January 1705

Naples

Libra

Piero di CosimoPiero di Cosimo

02 January 1462

22 April 1522

Florence

Capricorn

Carol RamaCarol Rama

17 April 1918

25 September 2015

Turin

Aries

Francesco ClementeFrancesco Clemente

23 March 1952

Naples

Aries

Hugo PrattHugo Pratt

15 June 1927

20 August 1995

Rimini

Gemini

Lorenzo LottoLorenzo Lotto

1480 AD

1557 AD

Venice

Orazio GentileschiOrazio Gentileschi

09 July 1563

31 January 1639

Pisa

Cancer

Dino BuzzatiDino Buzzati

16 October 1906

28 January 1972

Belluno

Libra

Benozzo GozzoliBenozzo Gozzoli

1421 AD

04 October 1497

Florence

Pompeo BatoniPompeo Batoni

25 January 1708

04 February 1787

Lucca

Aquarius

PisanelloPisanello

1395 AD

1455 AD

Pisa

Francesco GuardiFrancesco Guardi

05 October 1712

01 January 1793

Venice

Libra

Rosso FiorentinoRosso Fiorentino

08 March 1494

14 November 1540

Florence

Pisces

Sebastiano del PiomboSebastiano del Piombo

1485 AD

21 June 1547

Venice

Jacopo BassanoJacopo Bassano

DomenichinoDomenichino

21 October 1581

06 April 1641

Bologna

Libra

PinturicchioPinturicchio

1454 AD

11 December 1513

Perugia

Lavinia FontanaLavinia Fontana

24 August 1552

11 August 1614

Bologna

Virgo

Antonio del PollaioloAntonio del Pollaiolo

1433 AD

04 February 1498

Florence

Gentile da FabrianoGentile da Fabriano

1370 AD

01 August 1427

Fabriano

Federico BarocciFederico Barocci

1528 AD

1612 AD

Urbino

Melozzo da ForlìMelozzo da Forlì

08 June 1438

08 November 1494

Forlì

Gemini

Pietro LorenzettiPietro Lorenzetti

1280 AD

1348 AD

Siena

Daniele da VolterraDaniele da Volterra

1509 AD

04 April 1566

Volterra

Fortunato DeperoFortunato Depero

30 March 1892

29 November 1960

Fondo

Aries

Giovanni BaglioneGiovanni Baglione
Fra BartolomeoFra Bartolomeo

Francesco AlbaniFrancesco Albani
Alessandro AlloriAlessandro Allori

Paris BordoneParis Bordone

Bartolommeo BandinelliBartolommeo Bandinelli

Cristofano AlloriCristofano Allori
Mariotto AlbertinelliMariotto Albertinelli

Giovanni Antonio BoltraffioGiovanni Antonio Boltraffio
Domenico di Pace BeccafumiDomenico di Pace Beccafumi

Giuliano BugiardiniGiuliano Bugiardini

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