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

Sandro BotticelliSandro Botticelli
1445 AD, Italian
Painter

Hieronymus BoschHieronymus Bosch
1450 AD, Dutch
Painter

CaravaggioCaravaggio
29 September 1571, Italian
Painter

Peter Paul RubensPeter Paul Rubens
28 June 1577, Belgian
Painter & Printmaker
Artemisia GentileschiArtemisia Gentileschi
08 July 1593, Italian
Painter

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

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

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
 

GiambolognaGiambologna
1529 AD, French, Italian
sculptor

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

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

Wang YangmingWang Yangming
26 October 1472, Chinese
Calligrapher

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

Andrea del SartoAndrea del Sarto
16 July 1486, Italian
Painter
Gerard van HonthorstGerard van Honthorst
04 November 1592, Dutch
Painter
Hendrick ter BrugghenHendrick ter Brugghen
1588 AD, Dutch
Painter

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

Nicholas HilliardNicholas Hilliard
1547 AD, British
painter

Pieter ClaeszPieter Claesz
1597 AD, Belgian, Dutch
Painter
Hans Holbein the ElderHans Holbein the Elder
1465 AD, German
painter

Hans BaldungHans Baldung
1480 AD, German
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
CinquecentoCinquecento
Italian
 

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

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

Matthäus MerianMatthäus Merian
22 September 1593, Swiss
Engraver
GovardhanGovardhan
1595 AD, Indian
Indian painter

Agostino CarracciAgostino Carracci
16 August 1557, Italian
Painter
Kamāl ud-Dīn BehzādKamāl ud-Dīn Behzād
1450 AD, Iranian
Painter

Juan Sánchez CotánJuan Sánchez Cotán
Spanish
 

Joachim PatinirJoachim Patinir
1480 AD, Belgian
Painter

DomenichinoDomenichino
31 October 1581, Italian
painter, architect

Simon VouetSimon Vouet
09 January 1590, French
Painter
Sebastian MünsterSebastian Münster
20 January 1488, German
Cartographer

Hans von AachenHans von Aachen
1552 AD, German
Painter

Rosso FiorentinoRosso Fiorentino
08 March 1494, Italian
Painter, Printmaker

Gerard DavidGerard David
1460 AD, Dutch
Painter
Alessandro AlloriAlessandro Allori
Italian
 

Fra BartolomeoFra Bartolomeo
Italian
 
Frans SnydersFrans Snyders
11 November 1579, Belgian
Painter

Lucas Cranach the YoungerLucas Cranach the Younger
04 October 1515, German
Painter

Giovanni BaglioneGiovanni Baglione
Italian
 
Pietro TorrigianoPietro Torrigiano
24 November 1472, Italian
Sculptor

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

Lucas van LeydenLucas van Leyden
1494 AD, Dutch
Artist

Jacopo BassanoJacopo Bassano
Italian
 
Federico BarocciFederico Barocci
1535 AD, Italian
painter, engraver

Giovanni Antonio BoltraffioGiovanni Antonio Boltraffio
1467 AD, Italian
Painter
Jean ClouetJean Clouet
1480 AD, French
Painter

Francisco PachecoFrancisco Pacheco
03 November 1564, Spanish
Painter

Jan van GoyenJan van Goyen
13 January 1596, Dutch
Painter

Michael WolgemutMichael Wolgemut
1434 AD, German
Painter
Bernardo BuontalentiBernardo Buontalenti
15 December 1531, Italian
Designer
Veit StossVeit Stoss
1447 AD, German
Sculptor

Hasegawa TōhakuHasegawa Tōhaku
1539 AD, Japanese
Painter

Giacomo della PortaGiacomo della Porta
1532 AD, Italian
Architect

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

Jacopo SansovinoJacopo Sansovino
02 July 1486, Italian
Sculptor

Cristofano AlloriCristofano Allori
Italian
 

Reza AbbasiReza Abbasi
1565 AD, Iranian
Painter

Hans BurgkmairHans Burgkmair
German
 
Qiu YingQiu Ying
1494 AD, Chinese
Chinese painter

Federico ZuccariFederico Zuccari
1539 AD, Italian
Painter
Francesco AlbaniFrancesco Albani
17 August 1578, Italian
Painter

Juan de FlandesJuan de Flandes
Spanish
 
Domenico FettiDomenico Fetti
1589 AD, Italian
Painter
Ludovico CarracciLudovico Carracci
21 April 1555, Italian
Painter