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

Imagine the world of art without the likes of Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, Donatello or Piero della Fracesca? What if paintings like ‘Monalisa’, ‘The Last Supper’, ‘David’, ‘The School of Athens’, ‘The Assumptions of the Blessed Mary Virgin’ or ‘Gattemelata on Horseback’ never existed? Wouldn’t it be like living sans the soul? Often termed as the Golden period of art, creativity and ingenuity flourished at full swing during the Renaissance period. While the world basked in the works by greatest-ever artists born on Earth, it was Italy that became the epicentre of Renaissance movement. Florence gave birth to Renaissance movement, which expanded to include art, architecture, sculpture and literature. The period saw a great revival of interest in classical learning and values of ancient Greece and Rome. Paintings of that time are even till date unparalleled and of the highest supreme value. Italian Renaissance painters created magic on canvas which was visible in their giant frescos and murals. Most of their works depicted religious images, including subjects such as the Virgin Mary, or Madonna. Today an art form, Renaissance paintings then were worshipped and viewed as devotional objects. Read on and discover some interesting facts about the life and exemplary works of art by Italian Renaissance painters.
Leonardo da VinciLeonardo da Vinci

15 April 1452

02 May 1519




06 March 1475

18 February 1564

Caprese Michelangelo



1483 AD

06 April 1520


Sandro BotticelliSandro Botticelli

1445 AD

17 May 1510

Florence, Republic of Florence


1488 AD

27 August 1576

Pieve di Cadore


21 December 1401

1428 AD

San Giovanni Valdarno


tintoretto Tintoretto

29 September 1518

31 May 1594

Venice, Italy


Giovanni BelliniGiovanni Bellini

1430 AD

29 November 1516



24 May 1494

02 January 1557