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

Artemisia GentileschiArtemisia Gentileschi
08 July 1593, Italian
Painter

CaravaggioCaravaggio
29 September 1571, Italian
Painter

Hieronymus BoschHieronymus Bosch
1450 AD, Dutch
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

Giorgio VasariGiorgio Vasari
30 July 1511, Italian
Painter, Architect
Giuseppe ArcimboldoGiuseppe Arcimboldo
1527 AD, Italian
Painter

tintoretto Tintoretto
29 September 1518, Italian
Renaissance Painter

Nicolas PoussinNicolas Poussin
15 June 1594, French
French 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

Francisco de ZurbaránFrancisco de Zurbarán
07 November 1598, Spanish
Painter

John LylyJohn Lyly
1553 AD, British
Writer
Matthias GrünewaldMatthias Grünewald
1470 AD, German
Painter

Jan Brueghel the ElderJan Brueghel the Elder
1568 AD, Belgian
Painter
BronzinoBronzino
17 November 1503, Italian
Painter

Georges de La TourGeorges de La Tour
13 March 1593, French
Painter

Pieter Brueghel the YoungerPieter Brueghel the Younger
23 May 1564, Belgian
Artist
ParmigianinoParmigianino
11 January 1503, Italian
Painter, Graphic artist

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

Antonio da CorreggioAntonio da Correggio
30 August 1489, Italian
Painter

Gentile BelliniGentile Bellini
1429 AD, Italian
painter, sculptor, medallist

Andrea del SartoAndrea del Sarto
16 July 1486, Italian
Painter
Lavinia FontanaLavinia Fontana
24 August 1552, Italian
Painter
Orazio GentileschiOrazio Gentileschi
09 July 1563, Italian
painter

Sesshū TōyōSesshū Tōyō
1420 AD, Japanese
Visual Artist

Hans BaldungHans Baldung
1480 AD, German
painter

Nicholas HilliardNicholas Hilliard
1547 AD, British
painter
Giulio RomanoGiulio Romano
1499 AD, Italian
architect, painter, sculptor

Ustad MansurUstad Mansur
1590 AD, Indian
Painter

Nicholas LanierNicholas Lanier
10 September 1588, British
Composer

Hans Holbein the ElderHans Holbein the Elder
1460 AD, German
Painter

Pietro da CortonaPietro da Cortona
01 November 1596, Italian
Painter, Architect, Artist
Daniele da VolterraDaniele da Volterra
1509 AD, Italian
painter, sculptor

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

DomenichinoDomenichino
31 October 1581, Italian
painter, architect

Kamāl ud-Dīn BehzādKamāl ud-Dīn Behzād
1450 AD, Iranian
Painter
Jacques CallotJacques Callot
1592 AD, French
engraver, painter, etcher, graphic artist,

Agostino CarracciAgostino Carracci
16 August 1557, Italian
Painter
Clara PeetersClara Peeters
1594 AD, Belgian, Spanish, Dutch
Painter

Tang YinTang Yin
06 March 1470, Chinese
Painter

CinquecentoCinquecento
Italian
 

Maarten van HeemskerckMaarten van Heemskerck
01 June 1498, Dutch
Painter

Lucas Cranach the YoungerLucas Cranach the Younger
04 October 1515, German
Painter
Sebastian MünsterSebastian Münster
20 January 1488, German
Cartographer

Gerard DavidGerard David
1460 AD, Dutch
Painter

Simon VouetSimon Vouet
09 January 1590, French
Painter

Michael WolgemutMichael Wolgemut
1434 AD, German
Painter
Joachim PatinirJoachim Patinir
1480 AD, Belgian
Painter

Rosso FiorentinoRosso Fiorentino
08 March 1494, Italian
Painter, Printmaker
Juan Sánchez CotánJuan Sánchez Cotán
Spanish
 

Frans SnydersFrans Snyders
11 November 1579, Belgian
Painter

Giovanni BaglioneGiovanni Baglione
Italian
 
Lucas van LeydenLucas van Leyden
1494 AD, Dutch
Artist

Hans von AachenHans von Aachen
1552 AD, German
Painter
Jacopo BassanoJacopo Bassano
Italian
 

Fra BartolomeoFra Bartolomeo
Italian
 

Marcantonio RaimondiMarcantonio Raimondi
1480 AD, Italian
Engraver
Dosso DossiDosso Dossi
1489 AD, Italian
Artist

Qiu YingQiu Ying
1494 AD, Chinese
Chinese painter
Giovanni Antonio BoltraffioGiovanni Antonio Boltraffio
1467 AD, Italian
Painter

Jan van GoyenJan van Goyen
13 January 1596, Dutch
Painter

Reza AbbasiReza Abbasi
1565 AD, Iranian
Painter

Federico BarocciFederico Barocci
1535 AD, Italian
painter, engraver
Jean ClouetJean Clouet
1480 AD, French
Painter
Karel van ManderKarel van Mander
30 April 1548, Belgian, Dutch
Painter

Alessandro AlloriAlessandro Allori
Italian
 

Xu WeiXu Wei
1521 AD, Chinese
Chinese painter

Abd al-SamadAbd al-Samad
1500 AD, Persian
Painter
Giovanni Battista MoroniGiovanni Battista Moroni
1520 AD, Italian
Italian painter

Bernard van OrleyBernard van Orley
1487 AD, Belgian
Artist

Hendrick ter BrugghenHendrick ter Brugghen
1588 AD, Dutch
Painter

Bernardo BuontalentiBernardo Buontalenti
15 December 1531, Italian
Designer

Federico ZuccariFederico Zuccari
1539 AD, Italian
Painter
Pieter LastmanPieter Lastman
1583 AD, Dutch
Painter

Juan de FlandesJuan de Flandes
Spanish
 
Sebald BehamSebald Beham
1500 AD, German
Painter

Palma VecchioPalma Vecchio
1480 AD, Italian
Painter
Paris BordoneParis Bordone
Italian
 
Adam ElsheimerAdam Elsheimer
18 March 1578, German
Artist