List of famous Italian painters with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

Italy is a country that has always boasted of a rich tradition of art and culture. Italian painters from the past several centuries have played significant roles in enriching the world of art with their innovative, stylish, and revolutionary aesthetic ideas. Italy was the centre for art and architecture in ancient Rome. Great Florentine painters like Masaccio, Fra Angelico, Andrea Mantegna, Sandro Botticelli, and Paolo Uccello were prominent figures of Italian Renaissance who also deeply influenced Western arts. The greatest artist of the 15th century was probably Leonardo da Vinci, the Italian polymath who gave the world its beloved ‘Mona Lisa’. Artists like Raphael and Michelangelo dominated the later Renaissance while Annibale Caracci and Caravaggio went on to become the major figures of the Baroque period. The 19th century European art was revolutionized by the Impressionists Giovanni Fattori, Silvestro Lega, Telemaco Signorini, and Giuseppe Abbati who believed that areas of light and shadow were the chief components of a work of art. Keeping up with legacy of their predecessors, contemporary Italian painters Sandro Chia, Francesco Clemente, and Enzo Cucchi are propagating eclectic modern art. This section provides you information about the life and works of various famous Italian painters.
Leonardo da VinciLeonardo da Vinci

15 April 1452


06 March 1475


1483 AD


29 September 1571

Amedeo ModiglianiAmedeo Modigliani

12 July 1884


1488 AD

Giorgio de ChiricoGiorgio de Chirico

10 July 1888

Giorgio VasariGiorgio Vasari

30 July 1511

tintoretto Tintoretto

29 September 1518

Giovanni Antonio CanalCanaletto

28 October 1697


21 December 1401

Annibale CarracciAnnibale Carracci

03 November 1560


24 May 1494

Salvator RosaSalvator Rosa

20 June 1615

Andrea dal Pozzo Andrea Pozzo

30 November 1642

Marco PeregoMarco Perego

01 March 1979

Renato GuttusoRenato Guttuso

26 December 1911

Jacopo AmigoniJacopo Amigoni

08 August 1904

John Singer SargentJohn Singer Sargent

12 January 1856

Gian Lorenzo BerniniGian Lorenzo Bernini

07 December 1598

Julius EvolaJulius Evola

19 May 1898


Edward LearEdward Lear

12 May 1812

Benvenuto CelliniBenvenuto Cellini

03 November 1500

Fra AngelicoFra Angelico

1395 AD

Piero della FrancescaPiero della Francesca

1415 AD

Lavinia FontanaLavinia Fontana

24 August 1552

Antonio CanovaAntonio Canova

01 November 1757

Lorenzo GhibertiLorenzo Ghiberti

1378 AD

Andrea MantegnaAndrea Mantegna

1431 AD

Umberto BoccioniUmberto Boccioni

19 October 1882

Andrea del VerrocchioAndrea del Verrocchio

1435 AD

Paolo VeronesePaolo Veronese

Guido ReniGuido Reni

04 November 1575

Filippo LippiFilippo Lippi

1406 AD


1478 AD

Francesco RediFrancesco Redi

18 February 1626

Giovanni Battista PiranesiGiovanni Battista Piranesi

04 October 1720


1240 AD

Domenico GhirlandaioDomenico Ghirlandaio

02 June 1448

Paolo UccelloPaolo Uccello

15 June 1397

Ettore SottsassEttore Sottsass

14 September 1917

Giorgio MorandiGiorgio Morandi

20 July 1890

Sofonisba AnguissolaSofonisba Anguissola

1535 AD


17 November 1503

Giacomo BallaGiacomo Balla

18 July 1871

Francesco HayezFrancesco Hayez

10 February 1791


1255 AD

Pietro PeruginoPietro Perugino

1446 AD

Orazio GentileschiOrazio Gentileschi

09 July 1563


1529 AD

Antonio da CorreggioAntonio da Correggio

31 July 1489


11 January 1503

Piero ManzoniPiero Manzoni

13 July 1933

Franco BattiatoFranco Battiato

23 March 1945

Luigi RussoloLuigi Russolo

30 April 1885

Romaine BrooksRomaine Brooks

01 May 1874

Gino SeveriniGino Severini

07 April 1883

Michelangelo BuonarrotiMichelangelo Buonarroti

06 March 1475

Vittore CarpaccioVittore Carpaccio

1465 AD

Andrea del SartoAndrea del Sarto

16 July 1486

Luca SignorelliLuca Signorelli

1450 AD


08 February 1591

Antonello da MessinaAntonello da Messina

1430 AD


Giotto di BondoneGiotto di Bondone

30 June 1266

Hugo PrattHugo Pratt

15 June 1927

Ambrogio LorenzettiAmbrogio Lorenzetti

1290 AD

Filippino LippiFilippino Lippi

1457 AD

Giulio RomanoGiulio Romano

1499 AD

Simone MartiniSimone Martini

1284 AD

Lorenzo LottoLorenzo Lotto

1480 AD

Sebastiano del PiomboSebastiano del Piombo

1485 AD

Gentile BelliniGentile Bellini

1429 AD

Pietro da CortonaPietro da Cortona

01 November 1596

Pompeo BatoniPompeo Batoni

25 January 1708