16th Century Artists
Find out more about the greatest 16th Century Artists, including Caravaggio, Sandro Botticelli, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Gian Lorenzo Bernini and Giuseppe Arcimboldo.
Leonardo da VinciLeonardo da Vinci
15 April 1452, Italian
Polymath
MichelangeloMichelangelo
06 March 1475, Italian
Sculptor

CaravaggioCaravaggio
29 September 1571, Italian
Painter

Hieronymus BoschHieronymus Bosch
1450 AD, Dutch
Painter

Sandro BotticelliSandro Botticelli
1445 AD, Italian
Painter

Albrecht DurerAlbrecht Durer
21 May 1471, German
Painter
Peter Paul RubensPeter Paul Rubens
28 June 1577, Belgian
Painter & Printmaker

Artemisia GentileschiArtemisia Gentileschi
08 July 1593, Italian
Painter

Diego VelazquezDiego Velázquez (Painter)
06 June 1599, Spanish
Painter
Hans Holbein the YoungerHans Holbein the Younger
1497 AD, German
Artist

El GrecoEl Greco
01 October 1541, Spanish, Greek
Painter
Giuseppe ArcimboldoGiuseppe Arcimboldo
1527 AD, Italian
Painter

Anthony van DyckAnthony van Dyck
22 March 1599, Belgian
Painter

Giorgio VasariGiorgio Vasari
30 July 1511, Italian
Painter, Architect

Nicolas PoussinNicolas Poussin
15 June 1594, French
French Painter

tintoretto Tintoretto
29 September 1518, Italian
Renaissance Painter
Giovanni BelliniGiovanni Bellini
1430 AD, Italian
Renaissance Painter

Annibale CarracciAnnibale Carracci
03 November 1560, Italian
Painter

Albrecht AltdorferAlbrecht Altdorfer
1480 AD, German
Artist

SalaiSalai
1480 AD, Italian
Artist
Benvenuto CelliniBenvenuto Cellini
03 November 1500, Italian
Goldsmith

Frans HalsFrans Hals
1582 AD, Dutch
Painter
Sofonisba AnguissolaSofonisba Anguissola
1535 AD, Italian
painter, artist, visual artist

John WhiteJohn White
1540 AD, British
Artist, Painter

John LylyJohn Lyly
1553 AD, British
Writer
BronzinoBronzino
17 November 1503, Italian
Painter

Jan Brueghel the ElderJan Brueghel the Elder
1568 AD, Belgian
Painter
Georges de La TourGeorges de La Tour
13 March 1593, French
Painter

ParmigianinoParmigianino
11 January 1503, Italian
Painter

Francisco de ZurbaránFrancisco de Zurbarán
07 November 1598, Spanish
Painter
Pieter Brueghel the YoungerPieter Brueghel the Younger
23 May 1564, Belgian
Artist

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Lavinia FontanaLavinia Fontana
24 August 1552, Italian
Painter
Antonio da CorreggioAntonio da Correggio
30 August 1489, Italian
Painter

Agostino TassiAgostino Tassi
1578 AD, Italian
Painter

Wang YangmingWang Yangming
26 October 1472, Chinese
Calligrapher

Hans Holbein the ElderHans Holbein the Elder
1460 AD, German
Painter
Nicholas HilliardNicholas Hilliard
1547 AD, British
painter
François ClouetFrançois Clouet
1515 AD, French
painter

Orazio GentileschiOrazio Gentileschi
09 July 1563, Italian
Painter

Il SodomaIl Sodoma
1477 AD, Italian
Painter

Daniele da VolterraDaniele da Volterra
1509 AD, Italian
Painter
Hans BaldungHans Baldung
1480 AD, German
painter

Pietro da CortonaPietro da Cortona
01 November 1596, Italian
Painter, Architect, Artist

Jacques CallotJacques Callot
1592 AD, French
engraver, painter, etcher, graphic artist,

Clara PeetersClara Peeters
1594 AD, Belgian, Spanish, Dutch
Painter

Kamāl ud-Dīn BehzādKamāl ud-Dīn Behzād
1450 AD, Iranian
Painter
Sesshū TōyōSesshū Tōyō
1420 AD, Japanese
Visual Artist

Ustad MansurUstad Mansur
1590 AD, Indian
Painter
Tang YinTang Yin
06 March 1470, Chinese
Painter

Giovanni BaglioneGiovanni Baglione
1566 AD, Italian
Painter

Maarten van HeemskerckMaarten van Heemskerck
01 June 1498, Dutch
Painter
Pierre LescotPierre Lescot
French
 

Juan Sánchez CotánJuan Sánchez Cotán
Spanish
 
Agostino CarracciAgostino Carracci
16 August 1557, Italian
Painter

Rosso FiorentinoRosso Fiorentino
08 March 1494, Italian
Painter, Printmaker

Simon VouetSimon Vouet
09 January 1590, French
Painter

Joachim PatinirJoachim Patinir
1480 AD, Belgian
Painter

DomenichinoDomenichino
21 October 1581, Italian
Painter
Sebastian MünsterSebastian Münster
20 January 1488, German
Cartographer

Bernardo BuontalentiBernardo Buontalenti
15 December 1531, Italian
Designer

CinquecentoCinquecento
Italian
 

Plautilla NelliPlautilla Nelli
1524 AD, Italian
Artist
Hendrik GoltziusHendrik Goltzius
31 January 1558, Dutch
painter

Jacopo BassanoJacopo Bassano
1510 AD, Italian
Painter
Frans SnydersFrans Snyders
11 November 1579, Belgian
Painter

Gerard DavidGerard David
1460 AD, Dutch
Painter

Abd al-SamadAbd al-Samad
1500 AD, Persian
Painter
Dosso DossiDosso Dossi
1489 AD, Italian
Artist

Fra BartolomeoFra Bartolomeo
Italian
 
Pieter LastmanPieter Lastman
1583 AD, Dutch
Painter

Michael WolgemutMichael Wolgemut
1434 AD, German
Painter

Alessandro AlloriAlessandro Allori
Italian
 
Marcantonio RaimondiMarcantonio Raimondi
1480 AD, Italian
Engraver

Jan van GoyenJan van Goyen
13 January 1596, Dutch
Painter
Hendrick ter BrugghenHendrick ter Brugghen
1588 AD, Dutch
Painter

Hans von AachenHans von Aachen
02 January 1552, German
Painter

Lucas van LeydenLucas van Leyden
1494 AD, Dutch
Artist

Sultan MohammedSultan Mohammed
1470 AD, Iranian
Painter
Reza AbbasiReza Abbasi
1565 AD, Iranian
Painter
Federico ZuccariFederico Zuccari
1539 AD, Italian
Painter

Qiu YingQiu Ying
1494 AD, Chinese
Chinese painter

Willem Claesz HedaWillem Claesz Heda
14 December 1594, Dutch
Artist

Giovanni Battista MoroniGiovanni Battista Moroni
1520 AD, Italian
Italian painter
SōtatsuSōtatsu
1570 AD, Japanese
Artist

Bartolommeo BandinelliBartolommeo Bandinelli
Italian
 

Adam ElsheimerAdam Elsheimer
18 March 1578, German
Artist

Paris BordoneParis Bordone
Italian
 

Francesco di GiorgioFrancesco di Giorgio
23 September 1439, Italian
Architect
Kanō EitokuKanō Eitoku
16 February 1543, Japanese
Painter

Juan de FlandesJuan de Flandes
Spanish
 
Palma VecchioPalma Vecchio
1480 AD, Italian
Painter

Alonso Sánchez CoelloAlonso Sánchez Coello
Spanish
 
Bartholomaeus SprangerBartholomaeus Spranger
21 March 1546, Dutch
Painter
Karel van ManderKarel van Mander
30 April 1548, Belgian, Dutch
Painter