List of famous Renaissance painters and artists with their biographies that include their paintings, artwork, trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

The Renaissance was a rich, dynamic and vibrant era in Europe, marking the period from the 14th to the 17th century. Starting as a cultural movement in Italy in the Late Medieval period, it later spread to the rest of Europe, marking the beginning of the Early Modern Age. Renaissance painting shifted towards a more natural reality as reflected in the works of great artists such as Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo. Tiziano Vecelli, a versatile Italian painter and an important member of the 16th-century Venetian school was another artist who deeply influenced the development of Renaissance art. His impact was so profound that generations of future artists in the West continued to be influenced by his techniques. Masaccio, another major figure in Renaissance painting, was considered the best painter of his generation because of his ability to create a convincing sense of three-dimensionality in his works. Flemish painter Hugo van der Goes along with Jan van Eyck, Rogier van der Weyden, Hans Memling and Dieric Bouts was one of the most important of the Early Netherlandish painters while Giorgione was one of the founders of the distinctive Venetian school of Italian Renaissance painting. Read on to know about the life and works of famous Renaissance painters.

Raphael Raphael
Italian

Titian Titian
Italian

El Greco El Greco
Spanish, Greek

Masaccio Masaccio
Italian

Pontormo Pontormo
Italian

Fra AngelicoFra Angelico
Italian
Bernardino LuiniBernardino Luini
Italian
Dosso DossiDosso Dossi
Italian

Joos van CleveJoos van Cleve
German

Jean-Jacques HennerJean-Jacques Henner
French

Cima da ConeglianoCima da Conegliano
Italian
Bartolomeo MontagnaBartolomeo Montagna
Italian

Lorenzo CostaLorenzo Costa
Italian
Shiba KōkanShiba Kōkan
Japanese

Watanabe KazanWatanabe Kazan
Japanese

Sakai HōitsuSakai Hōitsu
Japanese
Pieter PostPieter Post
Dutch

FranciabigioFranciabigio
Italian
Alexandre-François DesportesAlexandre-François Desportes
French

Jean Bérain the ElderJean Bérain the Elder
French

Henry BoneHenry Bone
British
Girolamo SavoldoGirolamo Savoldo
Italian
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Hans von MaréesHans von Marées
German
Albert HuieAlbert Huie
Jamaican

Vincenzo CarducciVincenzo Carducci
Italian

Soga ShōhakuSoga Shōhaku
Japanese

Barent FabritiusBarent Fabritius
Dutch
Jacob Gerritsz. CuypJacob Gerritsz. Cuyp
Dutch

Béla Iványi-GrünwaldBéla Iványi-Grünwald
Hungarian

William FaithorneWilliam Faithorne
British

Giovanni Battista CrespiGiovanni Battista Crespi
Italian

Liu SongnianLiu Songnian
Chinese
Wenceslas CobergherWenceslas Cobergher
Belgian