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
CaravaggioCaravaggio
29 September 1571, Italian
Painter

Hieronymus BoschHieronymus Bosch
1450 AD, Dutch
Painter

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

Sandro BotticelliSandro Botticelli
1445 AD, Italian
Painter

Artemisia GentileschiArtemisia Gentileschi
08 July 1593, Italian
Painter
El GrecoEl Greco
01 October 1541, Spanish, Greek
Painter

Giorgio VasariGiorgio Vasari
30 July 1511, Italian
Painter, Architect

Anthony van DyckAnthony van Dyck
22 March 1599, Belgian
Painter

tintoretto Tintoretto
29 September 1518, Italian
Renaissance Painter
Giuseppe ArcimboldoGiuseppe Arcimboldo
1527 AD, Italian
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
Hans Holbein the YoungerHans Holbein the Younger
1497 AD, German
Artist

Francis I of FranceFrancis I of France
12 September 1494, French
Painter, Politician

Gian Lorenzo BerniniGian Lorenzo Bernini
07 December 1598, Italian
Sculptor, Artist, Painter, Architect
Pieter Bruegel the ElderPieter Bruegel the Elder
1525 AD, Dutch
Artist

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

Guido ReniGuido Reni
04 November 1575, Italian
Painter

BronzinoBronzino
17 November 1503, Italian
painter

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

Sofonisba AnguissolaSofonisba Anguissola
1535 AD, Italian
painter, artist, visual artist

Jusepe de RiberaJusepe de Ribera
12 January 1591, Spanish
Painter

ParmigianinoParmigianino
11 January 1503, Italian
Painter, Graphic artist
Antonio da CorreggioAntonio da Correggio
31 July 1489, Italian
painter

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Nicholas HilliardNicholas Hilliard
1547 AD, British
painter

GiambolognaGiambologna
1529 AD, French, Italian
sculptor

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

Andrea del SartoAndrea del Sarto
16 July 1486, Italian
Painter
Daniele da VolterraDaniele da Volterra
1509 AD, Italian
painter, sculptor

GuercinoGuercino
08 February 1591, Italian
Painter
Gentile BelliniGentile Bellini
1429 AD, Italian
painter, sculptor, medallist

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

Lavinia FontanaLavinia Fontana
24 August 1552, Italian
Painter
François ClouetFrançois Clouet
1515 AD, French
painter

Jacopo BassanoJacopo Bassano
Italian
 
CinquecentoCinquecento
Italian
 

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

Rosso FiorentinoRosso Fiorentino
08 March 1494, Italian
Painter, Printmaker
DomenichinoDomenichino
31 October 1581, Italian
painter, architect

Hendrik GoltziusHendrik Goltzius
31 January 1558, Dutch
painter

Giovanni Antonio BoltraffioGiovanni Antonio Boltraffio
Italian
 

Jean ClouetJean Clouet
French
 
Lucas Cranach the YoungerLucas Cranach the Younger
German
 

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

Juan Sánchez CotánJuan Sánchez Cotán
Spanish
 

Fra BartolomeoFra Bartolomeo
Italian
 
Giovanni BaglioneGiovanni Baglione
Italian
 

Federico BarocciFederico Barocci
1535 AD, Italian
painter, engraver
Alessandro AlloriAlessandro Allori
Italian
 

Michael WolgemutMichael Wolgemut
German
 

Juan de FlandesJuan de Flandes
Spanish
 
Pierre LescotPierre Lescot
French
 

John WhiteJohn White
1540 AD, British
Artist, Painter
Bartolommeo BandinelliBartolommeo Bandinelli
Italian
 

Alonso BerrugueteAlonso Berruguete
Spanish
 

Luis de MoralesLuis de Morales
Spanish
 

Francisco PachecoFrancisco Pacheco
Spanish
 
Paris BordoneParis Bordone
Italian
 
Hans BurgkmairHans Burgkmair
German
 

Bernt NotkeBernt Notke
German
 

Cristofano AlloriCristofano Allori
Italian
 

Francesco AlbaniFrancesco Albani
Italian
 
Alonso Sánchez CoelloAlonso Sánchez Coello
Spanish
 

Sebald BehamSebald Beham
German
 

Georg FlegelGeorg Flegel
German
 

François DuboisFrançois Dubois
French
 

Ambrosius BensonAmbrosius Benson
Italian
 
Domenico di Pace BeccafumiDomenico di Pace Beccafumi
Italian
 

Vicente Juan MasipVicente Juan Masip
Spanish
 
Mariotto AlbertinelliMariotto Albertinelli
Italian
 

Jan PolackJan Polack
German
 

Trophime BigotTrophime Bigot
French
 
Barthel Bruyn the ElderBarthel Bruyn the Elder
German
 

Juan Pantoja de la CruzJuan Pantoja de la Cruz
Spanish
 
Jean BourdichonJean Bourdichon
French
 

Leandro BassanoLeandro Bassano
Italian
 

Antoine CaronAntoine Caron
French
 

Francesco BacchiaccaFrancesco Bacchiacca
Italian
 
Hans RottenhammerHans Rottenhammer
German
 

Georg PenczGeorg Pencz
German
 
Fernando GallegoFernando Gallego
Spanish
 

Jörg Breu the ElderJörg Breu the Elder
German
 
Giuliano BugiardiniGiuliano Bugiardini
Italian
 

Orazio BorgianniOrazio Borgianni
Italian
 
Willem Claeszoon HedaWillem Claeszoon Heda
14 December 1594, Dutch