Baroque Painters

Baroque painting encompasses a great range of styles, and is associated with the Baroque cultural movement. Artists like Velázquez, Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Rubens, Poussin, and Vermeer were considered to be among the greatest painters of the art form which is characterized by high drama, rich, deep color, and intense light and dark shadows. Italian painter and sculptor Michelangelo was a major figure of the High Renaissance who exerted great influence on the development of Western art, including Baroque painting. Sir Anthony van Dyck, a Flemish Baroque artist who became the leading court painter in England, was an important innovator in watercolor and etching. Dutch Golden Age landscape painter Salomon van Ruysdael, Flemish painter Cornelis de Vos, and Frenchman Nicolas Poussin are also counted amongst the popular Baroque painters. Italian Baroque painter and poet Salvator Rosa, a proto-Romantic, was best known for being "unorthodox and extravagant". George Jamesone became Scotland's first eminent portrait-painter, while another portrait-painter John Michael Wright became rated as one of the leading indigenous British painters of his generation, largely for the distinctive realism in his portraiture. This section provides you information about the life and works of famous Baroque painters.

 1 Rembrandt

Rembrandt
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: July 15, 1606
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Dutch
Died: October 4, 1669

Rembrandt was a Dutch printmaker, painter, and draughtsman. A master in three major art media, Rembrandt is widely considered the most important visual artist in Dutch art history and one of the greatest of all time. He is also considered the greatest etcher in the history of printmaking. His life and work inspired several films, including the 1936 movie Rembrandt.

 2 Caravaggio

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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: September 29, 1571
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Italian
Died: July 18, 1610
Italian painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio is best remembered for his influence on the Baroque style of painting. He pioneered a tactic known as tenebrism, and combined light and darkness to create his masterpieces. He was known for his erratic and aggressive nature and died under mysterious circumstances.
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 3 Artemisia Gentileschi

Artemisia Gentileschi
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: July 8, 1593
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Italian
Died: 1656 AD

 4 Johannes Vermeer

Johannes Vermeer
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: October 31, 1632
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Dutch
Died: December 15, 1675

 5 Peter Paul Rubens

Peter Paul Rubens
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Famous As: Painter & Printmaker
Birthdate: June 28, 1577
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Belgian
Died: May 30, 1640

 6 Anthony van Dyck

Anthony van Dyck
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: March 22, 1599
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Belgian
Died: December 9, 1641
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 7 Nicolas Poussin

Nicolas Poussin
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Famous As: French Painter
Birthdate: June 15, 1594
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: French
Died: November 19, 1665
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 8 Carel Fabritius

Carel Fabritius
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: February 27, 1622
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Dutch
Died: October 12, 1654
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 9 Giovanni Battista Tiepolo

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
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Famous As: Painter, Printmaker
Birthdate: March 5, 1696
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Italian
Died: March 27, 1770

 10 Annibale Carracci

Annibale Carracci
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: November 3, 1560
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Italian
Died: July 15, 1609

 11 Jusepe de Ribera

Jusepe de Ribera
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: January 12, 1591
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Spanish, Italian
Died: September 2, 1652

 12 Peter Lely

Peter Lely
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: September 14, 1618
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: German, Dutch, British
Died: November 30, 1680

 13 Salvator Rosa

Salvator Rosa
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: June 20, 1615
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Italian
Died: March 15, 1673

 14 Andrea Pozzo

Andrea dal Pozzo
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Famous As: Painter, Architect
Birthdate: November 30, 1642
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Italian
Died: August 31, 1709

 15 David Teniers the Younger

David Teniers the Younger
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: December 15, 1610
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Belgian
Died: April 25, 1690

 16 Guercino

Guercino
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: February 8, 1591
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Italian
Died: December 22, 1666

 17 Adam Elsheimer

Adam Elsheimer
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: March 18, 1578
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: German
Died: December 11, 1610

 18 Juan Carreño de Miranda

Juan Carreño de Miranda
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: March 25, 1614
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Spanish
Died: October 3, 1685

 19 Juan de Nisa Valdés Leal

Juan de Nisa Valdés Leal
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: May 4, 1622
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Spanish
Died: October 15, 1690

 20 Jan van der Heyden

Jan van der Heyden
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: March 5, 1637
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Dutch
Died: March 28, 1712

 21 Tomioka Tessai

Tomioka Tessai
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: January 25, 1836
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Japanese
Died: December 31, 1924

 22 Claudio Coello

Claudio Coello
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: March 2, 1642
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Spanish
Died: April 20, 1693

 23 Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione

Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: March 23, 1609
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Italian
Died: May 5, 1664

 24 Louis-François Lejeune

Louis-François Lejeune
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: February 3, 1775
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: French
Died: February 29, 1848

 25 Daniel Chodowiecki

Daniel Chodowiecki
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: October 16, 1726
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: German
Died: February 7, 1801

 26 Giovanni Battista Piazzetta

Giovanni Battista Piazzetta
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: February 13, 1682
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Italian
Died: April 28, 1754

 27 Alessandro Magnasco

Alessandro Magnasco
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: February 4, 1667
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Italian
Died: March 12, 1749

 28 Cristóbal de Villalpando

Cristóbal de Villalpando
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: 1649 AD
Nationality: Spanish, Mexican
Died: August 20, 1714

 29 Andrea Sacchi

Andrea Sacchi
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: November 30, 1599
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Italian
Died: June 21, 1661

 30 Cosmas Damian Asam

Cosmas Damian Asam
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: September 29, 1686
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: German
Died: May 10, 1739

 31 Francisco Ribalta

Francisco Ribalta
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: June 2, 1565
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Spanish
Died: January 12, 1628

 32 Pellegrino Tibaldi

Pellegrino Tibaldi
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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: 1527 AD
Nationality: Italian
Died: May 27, 1596

 33 Antoine Coypel

Antoine Coypel
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: April 11, 1661
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: French
Died: January 7, 1722

 34 Andrea Brustolon

Andrea Brustolon
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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: July 20, 1662
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Italian
Died: October 25, 1732

 35 François Marius Granet

François Marius Granet
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: December 17, 1775
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: French
Died: November 21, 1849

 36 Marcantonio Franceschini

Marcantonio Franceschini
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: April 5, 1648
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Italian
Died: December 24, 1729

 37 Alexander Cooper

Alexander Cooper
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: December 11, 1609
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British
Died: 1660 AD

 38 Alfonso Pérez Sánchez

Alfonso Pérez Sánchez
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Famous As: Historian
Birthdate: 1935 AD
Nationality: Spanish
Died: 2010 AD

 39 Charles de La Fosse

Charles de La Fosse
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: June 15, 1636
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: French
Died: December 13, 1716

 40 Carlo Cignani

Carlo Cignani
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: May 15, 1628
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Italian
Died: September 8, 1719

 41 Baldassare Franceschini

Baldassare Franceschini
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: 1611 AD
Nationality: Italian
Died: January 6, 1689

 42 Giovanni Antonio Guardi

Giovanni Antonio Guardi
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: May 27, 1699
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Italian
Died: January 23, 1760

 43 Bertholet Flemalle

Bertholet Flemalle
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: May 23, 1614
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Belgian
Died: July 10, 1675

 44 Gerhard Dagly

Gerhard Dagly
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: 1653 AD
Nationality: Belgian
Died: 1714 AD
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