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
Hieronymus BoschHieronymus Bosch
1450 AD, Dutch
Painter

CaravaggioCaravaggio
29 September 1571, Italian
Painter

Artemisia GentileschiArtemisia Gentileschi
08 July 1593, Italian
Painter

Peter Paul RubensPeter Paul Rubens
28 June 1577, Belgian
Painter & Printmaker

Sandro BotticelliSandro Botticelli
1445 AD, Italian
Painter
Pieter Bruegel the ElderPieter Bruegel the Elder
1525 AD, Dutch
Artist

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

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

Francis I of FranceFrancis I of France
12 September 1494, French
Painter, Politician
Benvenuto CelliniBenvenuto Cellini
03 November 1500, Italian
Sculptor, Writer, Medallist, Painter,

Paolo VeronesePaolo Veronese
Italian
 
Sofonisba AnguissolaSofonisba Anguissola
1535 AD, Italian
painter, artist, visual artist

Guido ReniGuido Reni
04 November 1575, Italian
Painter

GiambolognaGiambologna
1529 AD, French, Italian
sculptor
BronzinoBronzino
17 November 1503, Italian
painter

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

Matthias GrünewaldMatthias Grünewald
1470 AD, German
Painter

Jusepe de RiberaJusepe de Ribera
12 January 1591, Spanish
Painter
Antonio da CorreggioAntonio da Correggio
31 July 1489, Italian
painter

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

Wang YangmingWang Yangming
26 October 1472, Chinese
Calligrapher

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

Gerard van HonthorstGerard van Honthorst
04 November 1592, Dutch
Painter
GuercinoGuercino
08 February 1591, Italian
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

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

Lavinia FontanaLavinia Fontana
24 August 1552, Italian
Painter

Orazio GentileschiOrazio Gentileschi
09 July 1563, Italian
painter

Hans BaldungHans Baldung
1480 AD, German
painter

Hans Holbein the ElderHans Holbein the Elder
1465 AD, German
painter
Il SodomaIl Sodoma
1477 AD, Italian
Painter

François ClouetFrançois Clouet
1515 AD, French
painter
Sesshū TōyōSesshū Tōyō
1420 AD, Japanese
Visual Artist

Sebastian MünsterSebastian Münster
20 January 1488, German
Cartographer

Jacopo BassanoJacopo Bassano
Italian
 
CinquecentoCinquecento
Italian
 

Agostino CarracciAgostino Carracci
16 August 1557, Italian
Painter
DomenichinoDomenichino
31 October 1581, Italian
painter, architect

Matthäus MerianMatthäus Merian
22 September 1593, Swiss
Engraver

Rosso FiorentinoRosso Fiorentino
08 March 1494, Italian
Painter, Printmaker

Joachim PatinirJoachim Patinir
1480 AD, Belgian
Painter

Gerard DavidGerard David
1460 AD, Dutch
Painter
Frans SnydersFrans Snyders
11 November 1579, Belgian
Painter

Hendrick ter BrugghenHendrick ter Brugghen
1588 AD, Dutch
Painter

Giovanni Antonio BoltraffioGiovanni Antonio Boltraffio
1467 AD, Italian
Painter

Jean ClouetJean Clouet
1480 AD, French
Painter
Lucas Cranach the YoungerLucas Cranach the Younger
04 October 1515, German
Painter

Jan van GoyenJan van Goyen
13 January 1596, Dutch
Painter
Andrea della RobbiaAndrea della Robbia
24 October 1435, Italian
Sculptor

Dosso DossiDosso Dossi
1489 AD, Italian
Artist

Hans von AachenHans von Aachen
1552 AD, German
Painter
Simon VouetSimon Vouet
09 January 1590, French
Painter

Juan Sánchez CotánJuan Sánchez Cotán
Spanish
 
Fra BartolomeoFra Bartolomeo
Italian
 

Giovanni BaglioneGiovanni Baglione
Italian
 

Giovanni LanfrancoGiovanni Lanfranco
26 January 1582, Italian
Painter
Federico BarocciFederico Barocci
1535 AD, Italian
painter, engraver

Veit StossVeit Stoss
1447 AD, German
Sculptor
Jacopo SansovinoJacopo Sansovino
02 July 1486, Italian
Sculptor

Adam ElsheimerAdam Elsheimer
18 March 1578, German
Artist

Federico ZuccariFederico Zuccari
1539 AD, Italian
Painter

Karel van ManderKarel van Mander
30 April 1548, Belgian, Dutch
Painter
Chen HongshouChen Hongshou
1598 AD, Chinese
Artist
Hasegawa TōhakuHasegawa Tōhaku
1539 AD, Japanese
Painter

Isaac OliverIsaac Oliver
1565 AD, French
Painter

Giacomo della PortaGiacomo della Porta
1532 AD, Italian
Architect

Alessandro AlloriAlessandro Allori
Italian
 
Joos van CleveJoos van Cleve
1485 AD, German
Painter

Cima da ConeglianoCima da Conegliano
1459 AD, Italian
Painter

Palma VecchioPalma Vecchio
1480 AD, Italian
Painter

Alessandro AlgardiAlessandro Algardi
1598 AD, Italian
Sculptor

Michael WolgemutMichael Wolgemut
German
 
Ludovico CarracciLudovico Carracci
21 April 1555, Italian
Painter

Bernardo BuontalentiBernardo Buontalenti
15 December 1531, Italian
Designer
Christophe PlantinChristophe Plantin
1520 AD, French
Printer

Jean GoujonJean Goujon
1510 AD, French
Sculptor
Abraham BloemaertAbraham Bloemaert
25 December 1566, Dutch
Painter
Juan de FlandesJuan de Flandes
Spanish