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

Hieronymus BoschHieronymus Bosch
1450 AD, Dutch
Painter

CaravaggioCaravaggio
29 September 1571, Italian
Painter

Artemisia GentileschiArtemisia Gentileschi
08 July 1593, Italian
Painter

Sandro BotticelliSandro Botticelli
1445 AD, Italian
Painter
Peter Paul RubensPeter Paul Rubens
28 June 1577, Belgian
Painter & Printmaker

El GrecoEl Greco
01 October 1541, Spanish, Greek
Painter

Hans Holbein the YoungerHans Holbein the Younger
1497 AD, German
Artist
Anthony van DyckAnthony van Dyck
22 March 1599, Belgian
Painter

Giuseppe ArcimboldoGiuseppe Arcimboldo
1527 AD, Italian
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

Albrecht DurerAlbrecht Durer
21 May 1471, German
Painter

Diego VelazquezDiego Velázquez (Painter)
06 June 1599, Spanish
Painter

Benvenuto CelliniBenvenuto Cellini
03 November 1500, Italian
Sculptor, Writer, Medallist, Painter,
Sofonisba AnguissolaSofonisba Anguissola
1535 AD, Italian
painter, artist, visual artist

Paolo VeronesePaolo Veronese
Italian
 
Guido ReniGuido Reni
04 November 1575, Italian
Painter

Matthias GrünewaldMatthias Grünewald
1470 AD, German
Painter

Georges de La TourGeorges de La Tour
13 March 1593, French
Painter
BronzinoBronzino
17 November 1503, Italian
Painter

Francisco de ZurbaránFrancisco de Zurbarán
07 November 1598, Spanish
Painter
Antonio da CorreggioAntonio da Correggio
30 August 1489, Italian
Painter

John LylyJohn Lyly
1553 AD, British
Writer

ParmigianinoParmigianino
11 January 1503, Italian
Painter, Graphic artist
Gentile BelliniGentile Bellini
1429 AD, Italian
painter, sculptor, medallist

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GiambolognaGiambologna
1529 AD, French, Italian
sculptor
Wang YangmingWang Yangming
26 October 1472, Chinese
Calligrapher

Andrea del SartoAndrea del Sarto
16 July 1486, Italian
Painter

Hendrick ter BrugghenHendrick ter Brugghen
1588 AD, Dutch
Painter

Lavinia FontanaLavinia Fontana
24 August 1552, Italian
Painter
CinquecentoCinquecento
Italian
 
Hans von AachenHans von Aachen
1552 AD, German
Painter

Giulio RomanoGiulio Romano
1499 AD, Italian
architect, painter, sculptor

Nicholas HilliardNicholas Hilliard
1547 AD, British
painter

Pietro da CortonaPietro da Cortona
01 November 1596, Italian
Painter, Architect, Artist
Hans Holbein the ElderHans Holbein the Elder
1465 AD, German
painter

Orazio GentileschiOrazio Gentileschi
09 July 1563, Italian
painter

Hans BaldungHans Baldung
1480 AD, German
painter

Sesshū TōyōSesshū Tōyō
1420 AD, Japanese
Visual Artist

Il SodomaIl Sodoma
1477 AD, Italian
Painter
François ClouetFrançois Clouet
1515 AD, French
painter

Jacques CallotJacques Callot
1592 AD, French
engraver, painter, etcher, graphic artist,
Agostino CarracciAgostino Carracci
16 August 1557, Italian
Painter

Daniele da VolterraDaniele da Volterra
1509 AD, Italian
painter, sculptor

DomenichinoDomenichino
31 October 1581, Italian
painter, architect
Juan Sánchez CotánJuan Sánchez Cotán
Spanish
 

Joachim PatinirJoachim Patinir
1480 AD, Belgian
Painter
Giovanni BaglioneGiovanni Baglione
Italian
 

Simon VouetSimon Vouet
09 January 1590, French
Painter

Rosso FiorentinoRosso Fiorentino
08 March 1494, Italian
Painter, Printmaker

Gerard DavidGerard David
1460 AD, Dutch
Painter

Lucas Cranach the YoungerLucas Cranach the Younger
04 October 1515, German
Painter
Frans SnydersFrans Snyders
11 November 1579, Belgian
Painter

Fra BartolomeoFra Bartolomeo
Italian
 

Sebastian MünsterSebastian Münster
20 January 1488, German
Cartographer

Jacopo BassanoJacopo Bassano
Italian
 
Jean ClouetJean Clouet
1480 AD, French
Painter

Dosso DossiDosso Dossi
1489 AD, Italian
Artist
Adam ElsheimerAdam Elsheimer
18 March 1578, German
Artist

Alessandro AlloriAlessandro Allori
Italian
 

Jan van GoyenJan van Goyen
13 January 1596, Dutch
Painter
Michael WolgemutMichael Wolgemut
1434 AD, German
Painter

Federico ZuccariFederico Zuccari
1539 AD, Italian
Painter
Federico BarocciFederico Barocci
1535 AD, Italian
painter, engraver

Francisco PachecoFrancisco Pacheco
03 November 1564, Spanish
Painter

Giovanni Antonio BoltraffioGiovanni Antonio Boltraffio
1467 AD, Italian
Painter
Juan de FlandesJuan de Flandes
Spanish
 

Alonso Sánchez CoelloAlonso Sánchez Coello
Spanish
 
Karel van ManderKarel van Mander
30 April 1548, Belgian, Dutch
Painter

Bernardo BuontalentiBernardo Buontalenti
15 December 1531, Italian
Designer

Cristofano AlloriCristofano Allori
Italian
 

Francesco AlbaniFrancesco Albani
17 August 1578, Italian
Painter
Palma VecchioPalma Vecchio
1480 AD, Italian
Painter
Hans BurgkmairHans Burgkmair
German
 

Xu WeiXu Wei
1521 AD, Chinese
Chinese painter

Bernt NotkeBernt Notke
German
 

Abraham BloemaertAbraham Bloemaert
25 December 1566, Dutch
Painter
Giovanni LanfrancoGiovanni Lanfranco
26 January 1582, Italian
Painter

Sebald BehamSebald Beham
German
 

Kanō EitokuKanō Eitoku
16 February 1543, Japanese
Painter

Isaac OliverIsaac Oliver
1565 AD, French
Painter

Christophe PlantinChristophe Plantin
1520 AD, French
Printer
Bartolommeo BandinelliBartolommeo Bandinelli
Italian
 

Cima da ConeglianoCima da Conegliano
1459 AD, Italian
Painter
Alessandro AlgardiAlessandro Algardi
1598 AD, Italian
Sculptor

Vicente Juan MasipVicente Juan Masip
Spanish
 
Paris BordoneParis Bordone
Italian
 
Chen HongshouChen Hongshou
1598 AD, Chinese
Artist