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


1488 AD

Amedeo ModiglianiAmedeo Modigliani

12 July 1884

tintoretto Tintoretto

29 September 1518

Giorgio VasariGiorgio Vasari

30 July 1511

Giorgio de ChiricoGiorgio de Chirico

10 July 1888

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21 December 1401

Giovanni Antonio CanalCanaletto

28 October 1697

Marco PeregoMarco Perego

01 March 1979

Annibale CarracciAnnibale Carracci

03 November 1560

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24 May 1494

Salvator RosaSalvator Rosa

20 June 1615

Andrea dal Pozzo Andrea Pozzo

30 November 1642

Renato GuttusoRenato Guttuso

26 December 1911

Jacopo AmigoniJacopo Amigoni

08 August 1904

Gian Lorenzo BerniniGian Lorenzo Bernini

07 December 1598

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John Singer SargentJohn Singer Sargent

12 January 1856

Julius EvolaJulius Evola

19 May 1898


Francesco RediFrancesco Redi

18 February 1626

Fra AngelicoFra Angelico

1395 AD

Edward LearEdward Lear

12 May 1812

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Benvenuto CelliniBenvenuto Cellini

03 November 1500

Antonio CanovaAntonio Canova

01 November 1757

Andrea MantegnaAndrea Mantegna

1431 AD

Lorenzo GhibertiLorenzo Ghiberti

1378 AD

Piero della FrancescaPiero della Francesca

1415 AD

Andrea del VerrocchioAndrea del Verrocchio

1435 AD

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Umberto BoccioniUmberto Boccioni

19 October 1882

Sofonisba AnguissolaSofonisba Anguissola

1535 AD

Domenico GhirlandaioDomenico Ghirlandaio

02 June 1448

Paolo VeronesePaolo Veronese


1478 AD

Giovanni Battista PiranesiGiovanni Battista Piranesi

04 October 1720

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Paolo UccelloPaolo Uccello

15 June 1397


1240 AD

Ettore SottsassEttore Sottsass

14 September 1917

Filippo LippiFilippo Lippi

1406 AD

Guido ReniGuido Reni

04 November 1575

Giorgio MorandiGiorgio Morandi

20 July 1890

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17 November 1503


1255 AD


08 February 1591


11 January 1503

Giacomo BallaGiacomo Balla

18 July 1871

Pietro PeruginoPietro Perugino

1446 AD

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Franco BattiatoFranco Battiato

23 March 1945

Piero di CosimoPiero di Cosimo

02 January 1462

Piero ManzoniPiero Manzoni

13 July 1933

Romaine BrooksRomaine Brooks

01 May 1874

Antonio da CorreggioAntonio da Correggio

31 July 1489


1529 AD

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Francesco HayezFrancesco Hayez

10 February 1791

Gino SeveriniGino Severini

07 April 1883

Antonello da MessinaAntonello da Messina

1430 AD

Luigi RussoloLuigi Russolo

30 April 1885

Vittore CarpaccioVittore Carpaccio

1465 AD

Michelangelo BuonarrotiMichelangelo Buonarroti

06 March 1475

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Andrea del SartoAndrea del Sarto

16 July 1486

Luca SignorelliLuca Signorelli

1450 AD

Giotto di BondoneGiotto di Bondone

30 June 1266

Lorenzo LottoLorenzo Lotto

1480 AD

Giulio RomanoGiulio Romano

1499 AD

Francesco ClementeFrancesco Clemente

23 March 1952

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Hugo PrattHugo Pratt

15 June 1927

Gentile BelliniGentile Bellini

1429 AD

Lavinia FontanaLavinia Fontana

24 August 1552

Giovanni Paolo PaniniGiovanni Paolo Panini

17 June 1691

Ambrogio LorenzettiAmbrogio Lorenzetti

1290 AD

Simone MartiniSimone Martini

1284 AD

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Pietro da CortonaPietro da Cortona

01 November 1596

Dino BuzzatiDino Buzzati

16 October 1906