Famous 16th Century Artists & Painters
Find out more about the greatest 16th Century Painters, including Caravaggio, Peter Paul Rubens, Sandro Botticelli, Diego Velázquez and El Greco.
Leonardo da VinciLeonardo da Vinci
15 April 1452, Italian
Polymath
MichelangeloMichelangelo
06 March 1475, Italian
Sculptor

Artemisia GentileschiArtemisia Gentileschi
08 July 1593, Italian
Painter

Hieronymus BoschHieronymus Bosch
1450 AD, Dutch
Painter

CaravaggioCaravaggio
29 September 1571, Italian
Painter

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

Pieter Bruegel the ElderPieter Bruegel the Elder
1525 AD, Dutch
Artist

Hans Holbein the YoungerHans Holbein the Younger
1497 AD, German
Artist
El GrecoEl Greco
01 October 1541, Spanish, Greek
Painter

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

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
Lucas Cranach the ElderLucas Cranach the Elder
1472 AD, German
Painter

Benvenuto CelliniBenvenuto Cellini
03 November 1500, Italian
Sculptor, Writer, Medallist, Painter,
Paolo VeronesePaolo Veronese
Italian
 

Guido ReniGuido Reni
04 November 1575, Italian
Painter

Sofonisba AnguissolaSofonisba Anguissola
1535 AD, Italian
painter, artist, visual artist
BronzinoBronzino
17 November 1503, Italian
Painter

Georges de La TourGeorges de La Tour
13 March 1593, French
Painter
Francisco de ZurbaránFrancisco de Zurbarán
07 November 1598, Spanish
Painter

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

Matthias GrünewaldMatthias Grünewald
1470 AD, German
Painter
Jan Brueghel the ElderJan Brueghel the Elder
1568 AD, Belgian
Painter

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John LylyJohn Lyly
1553 AD, British
Writer
ParmigianinoParmigianino
11 January 1503, Italian
Painter, Graphic artist

Pieter Brueghel the YoungerPieter Brueghel the Younger
23 May 1564, Belgian
Artist

Matthäus MerianMatthäus Merian
22 September 1593, Swiss
Engraver

GiambolognaGiambologna
1529 AD, French, Italian
sculptor
Wang YangmingWang Yangming
26 October 1472, Chinese
Calligrapher
Antonio da CorreggioAntonio da Correggio
30 August 1489, Italian
Painter

Pieter Jansz. SaenredamPieter Jansz. Saenredam
09 June 1597, Dutch
Painter

Andrea del SartoAndrea del Sarto
16 July 1486, Italian
Painter

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

Gerard van HonthorstGerard van Honthorst
04 November 1592, Dutch
Painter

Hans BaldungHans Baldung
1480 AD, German
painter

Orazio GentileschiOrazio Gentileschi
09 July 1563, Italian
painter

Sesshū TōyōSesshū Tōyō
1420 AD, Japanese
Visual Artist
Lavinia FontanaLavinia Fontana
24 August 1552, Italian
Painter

Hans Holbein the ElderHans Holbein the Elder
1460 AD, German
Painter
Pietro da CortonaPietro da Cortona
01 November 1596, Italian
Painter, Architect, Artist

Il SodomaIl Sodoma
1477 AD, Italian
Painter

Daniele da VolterraDaniele da Volterra
1509 AD, Italian
painter, sculptor
Ustad MansurUstad Mansur
1590 AD, Indian
Painter

Agostino CarracciAgostino Carracci
16 August 1557, Italian
Painter
François ClouetFrançois Clouet
1515 AD, French
painter

DomenichinoDomenichino
31 October 1581, Italian
painter, architect

Kamāl ud-Dīn BehzādKamāl ud-Dīn Behzād
1450 AD, Iranian
Painter

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

Pieter ClaeszPieter Claesz
1597 AD, Belgian, Dutch
Painter
Maarten van HeemskerckMaarten van Heemskerck
01 June 1498, Dutch
Painter

CinquecentoCinquecento
Italian
 

Tang YinTang Yin
06 March 1470, Chinese
Painter

GovardhanGovardhan
1595 AD, Indian
Indian painter
Antonis MorAntonis Mor
1517 AD, Dutch
Netherlandish painter

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

Simon VouetSimon Vouet
09 January 1590, French
Painter

Joachim PatinirJoachim Patinir
1480 AD, Belgian
Painter
Gerard DavidGerard David
1460 AD, Dutch
Painter

Bernard PalissyBernard Palissy
1510 AD, French
French potter and scientist
Pietro TorrigianoPietro Torrigiano
24 November 1472, Italian
Sculptor

Rosso FiorentinoRosso Fiorentino
08 March 1494, Italian
Painter, Printmaker

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

Juan Sánchez CotánJuan Sánchez Cotán
Spanish
 

Dosso DossiDosso Dossi
1489 AD, Italian
Artist

Giovanni Antonio BoltraffioGiovanni Antonio Boltraffio
1467 AD, Italian
Painter
Jacopo BassanoJacopo Bassano
Italian
 
Marcantonio RaimondiMarcantonio Raimondi
1480 AD, Italian
Engraver

Fra BartolomeoFra Bartolomeo
Italian
 

Federico BarocciFederico Barocci
1535 AD, Italian
painter, engraver

Jan van GoyenJan van Goyen
13 January 1596, Dutch
Painter
Jacopo SansovinoJacopo Sansovino
02 July 1486, Italian
Sculptor

Qiu YingQiu Ying
1494 AD, Chinese
Chinese painter

Alessandro AlloriAlessandro Allori
Italian
 

Hasegawa TōhakuHasegawa Tōhaku
1539 AD, Japanese
Painter

Karel van ManderKarel van Mander
30 April 1548, Belgian, Dutch
Painter
Reza AbbasiReza Abbasi
1565 AD, Iranian
Painter

Giovanni Battista MoroniGiovanni Battista Moroni
1520 AD, Italian
Italian painter
Michael WolgemutMichael Wolgemut
1434 AD, German
Painter

Bernard van OrleyBernard van Orley
1487 AD, Belgian
Artist
Jean ClouetJean Clouet
1480 AD, French
Painter
Veit StossVeit Stoss
1447 AD, German
Sculptor