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
Painter, Sculptor, Architect, Engineer, Scientist
MichelangeloMichelangelo
06 March 1475
Sculptor

RaphaelRaphael
1483 AD
Painter

CaravaggioCaravaggio
29 September 1571
Painter

Sandro BotticelliSandro Botticelli
1445 AD
Painter

TitianTitian
1488 AD
Painter
Artemisia GentileschiArtemisia Gentileschi
08 July 1593
Painter

Amedeo ModiglianiAmedeo Modigliani
12 July 1884
Painter & Sculptor

tintoretto Tintoretto
29 September 1518
Renaissance Painter

Giorgio VasariGiorgio Vasari
30 July 1511
Painter, Architect
Giuseppe ArcimboldoGiuseppe Arcimboldo
1527 AD
Painter

Giorgio de ChiricoGiorgio de Chirico
10 July 1888
Artist
MasaccioMasaccio
21 December 1401
Painter

Giovanni Antonio CanalCanaletto
28 October 1697
Painter

Giovanni BelliniGiovanni Bellini
1430 AD
Renaissance Painter
Marco PeregoMarco Perego
01 March 1979
Zoe Saldana’s Husband

Giovanni Battista TiepoloGiovanni Battista Tiepolo
05 March 1696
Painter, Printmaker
Annibale CarracciAnnibale Carracci
03 November 1560
Painter

PontormoPontormo
24 May 1494
Painter

Salvator RosaSalvator Rosa
20 June 1615
Painter
Andrea dal Pozzo Andrea Pozzo
30 November 1642
Painter, Architect

Renato GuttusoRenato Guttuso
26 December 1911
Painter
Jacopo AmigoniJacopo Amigoni
08 August 1904
Painter

Gian Lorenzo BerniniGian Lorenzo Bernini
07 December 1598
Sculptor, Artist, Painter, Architect

Julius EvolaJulius Evola
19 May 1898
Poet, Racial theorist, Writer, Painter,

John Singer SargentJohn Singer Sargent
12 January 1856
Artist
GiottoGiotto
 
Edward LearEdward Lear
12 May 1812
Artist

Fra AngelicoFra Angelico
1395 AD
Artist

Filippo LippiFilippo Lippi
1406 AD
painter

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

Andrea MantegnaAndrea Mantegna
1431 AD
Artist

Piero della FrancescaPiero della Francesca
1415 AD
Mathematician

Lorenzo GhibertiLorenzo Ghiberti
1378 AD
Artist

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Andrea del VerrocchioAndrea del Verrocchio
1435 AD
Artist
Antonio CanovaAntonio Canova
01 November 1757
Italian sculptor

Umberto BoccioniUmberto Boccioni
19 October 1882
Painter, Sculptor, Artist
Giovanni Battista PiranesiGiovanni Battista Piranesi
04 October 1720
Italian artist, Etching

GiorgioneGiorgione
1478 AD
Painter

Sofonisba AnguissolaSofonisba Anguissola
1535 AD
painter, artist, visual artist
Ettore SottsassEttore Sottsass
14 September 1917
Architect, Designer, Painter

Giorgio MorandiGiorgio Morandi
20 July 1890
Painter, Teacher, Soldier, Etcher, University
CimabueCimabue
1240 AD
Artist

Domenico GhirlandaioDomenico Ghirlandaio
02 June 1448
painter

Guido ReniGuido Reni
04 November 1575
Painter

Paolo UccelloPaolo Uccello
15 June 1397
painter

BronzinoBronzino
17 November 1503
painter
Francesco RediFrancesco Redi
18 February 1626
Physician, Naturalist, Poet, Writer, Painter,

DuccioDuccio
1255 AD
painter

Giacomo BallaGiacomo Balla
18 July 1871
Painter, Sculptor, Composer

Pietro PeruginoPietro Perugino
1446 AD
painter
ParmigianinoParmigianino
11 January 1503
Painter, Graphic artist

Antonello da MessinaAntonello da Messina
1430 AD
painter
Piero ManzoniPiero Manzoni
13 July 1933
Artist, Painter

Franco BattiatoFranco Battiato
23 March 1945
Singer-songwriter, Composer, Film director,

Gino SeveriniGino Severini
07 April 1883
Painter
Luigi RussoloLuigi Russolo
30 April 1885
Composer, Painter, Artist, Musical instrument

Antonio da CorreggioAntonio da Correggio
31 July 1489
painter
GiambolognaGiambologna
1529 AD
sculptor

Romaine BrooksRomaine Brooks
01 May 1874
Painter, Sculptor

Giovanni Paolo PaniniGiovanni Paolo Panini
17 June 1691
Painter, Architect
Vittore CarpaccioVittore Carpaccio
1465 AD
 

Michelangelo BuonarrotiMichelangelo Buonarroti
06 March 1475
Sculpture, Painter, Architect, Poet
Francesco HayezFrancesco Hayez
10 February 1791
Painter

Giotto di BondoneGiotto di Bondone
30 June 1266
Painter, Architect

Giulio RomanoGiulio Romano
1499 AD
architect, painter, sculptor

Luca SignorelliLuca Signorelli
1450 AD
painter
Ambrogio LorenzettiAmbrogio Lorenzetti
1290 AD
painter
Andrea del SartoAndrea del Sarto
16 July 1486
Painter

Daniele da VolterraDaniele da Volterra
1509 AD
painter, sculptor

GuercinoGuercino
08 February 1591
Painter

Hugo PrattHugo Pratt
15 June 1927
Novelist, Writer, Painter, Screenwriter
Filippino LippiFilippino Lippi
1457 AD
 

Lorenzo LottoLorenzo Lotto
1480 AD
painter,

Gentile BelliniGentile Bellini
1429 AD
painter, sculptor, medallist

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

Simone MartiniSimone Martini
1284 AD
painter, illuminator
Lavinia FontanaLavinia Fontana
24 August 1552
Painter

Dino BuzzatiDino Buzzati
16 October 1906
Writer, Journalist, Novelist, Painter, Librettist,
Francesco ClementeFrancesco Clemente
23 March 1952
Painter, Artist

Sebastiano del PiomboSebastiano del Piombo
1485 AD
painter

Piero di CosimoPiero di Cosimo
02 January 1462
Painter
Jacopo BassanoJacopo Bassano
 

CinquecentoCinquecento
 
Orazio GentileschiOrazio Gentileschi
09 July 1563
painter

PinturicchioPinturicchio
1454 AD
painter, illuminator

Fortunato DeperoFortunato Depero
30 March 1892
Painter, Sculptor, Graphic designer, Writer

Luca GiordanoLuca Giordano
18 October 1634
Painter
Alberto BurriAlberto Burri
12 March 1915
Painter, Sculptor, Artist

Benozzo GozzoliBenozzo Gozzoli
1420 AD
painter
PisanelloPisanello
1395 AD
painter, sculptor, illuminator, medallist

Pompeo BatoniPompeo Batoni
25 January 1708
Painter

Vanessa BeecroftVanessa Beecroft
25 April 1969
Painter, Photographer, Sculptor

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