Artists Biographies

A list of artist biographies.

artistLeonardo Da Vinci (1452 – 1519)

Renaissance painter, scientist, inventor, and more. Da Vinci is one of most famous painters for his iconic Mona Lisa and Last Supper.

berniniBernini (1598 – 1680)

Italian Baroque sculptor and painter

BlakeWilliam Blake (1757 – 1827)

English poet, painter and printmaker. From early romantic period, with own unique inventiveness.

BotticelliBotticelli (1445 – 1510)

Italian, early renaissance painter.

michelangeloMichelangelo (1475 – 1564)

Renaissance sculptor, painter and architect.

RaphaelRaphael (1483 – 1520)

Italian painter, with Da Vinci and Michelangelo make up the high Renaissance trinity.

RembrandtRembrandt (1606 – 1669)

Dutch Master. One of greatest painters, admired for his vivid realism.

CaravaggioCaravaggio (1571– 1610)

Italian Baroque painter.

artistJan Vermeer (1632 – 1675)

Dutch painter, who specialised in genre painting – especially vivid depictions of still life.

artistJohn M.W. Turner (1775 – 1851)

British landscape artist. Known as the painter of light. Turner was an artistic figure from the Romantic period and one of precursors to impressionism.

ConstableJohn Constable (1776 – 1837)

English romantic painter.

artistCamille Pissarro (1830–1903) Impressionist and post-impressionist painter. A very influential figure for both impressionists and the new generation of post impressionist painters.

artistÉdouard Manet (1832–1883) Manet contributed to the schools of ‘Realism’ and ‘Impressionism’ – playing a key role in the transformation to impressionism and modern art.

CezannePaul Cezanne (1839-1906)

French post-impressionist painter.

monetClaude Monet (1840 – 1926)

French impressionist painter.

artistAugust Renoir (1841–1919)

French painter, one of the early pioneers of impressionism. Also influenced by Italian renaissance.


GuaguinPaul Gauguin (1848 – 1903)

French Post-impressionist painter.

artistVincent Van Gogh (1853 – 1890).

Dutch post-impressionist painter.

munchEdvard Munch (1863 – 1944)

Norwegian expressionist and avant-garde painter. Painted ‘The Scream’.

PicassoPablo Picasso (1881 – 1973)

Spanish, modern ‘cubist’ painter

henry mooreHenry Moore (1898 – 1986)

British sculptor

DaliSalvidor Dali (1904 – 1989)

Spanish surrealist painter.

hockneyDavid Hockney (1937 – )

English modern painter. Contributed to pop art movement of 1960s.



mona-lisa10 Greatest paintings of all time. Including the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci; Creation of Adam – Sistine Chapel by Michelangelo; and Poppies in a Field – Claude Monet

pieta10 Greatest works of art of all time. Including the Pieta and the statue of David by Michelangelo; Ecstasy of St Therese by Bernini, Sunflowers by Vincent Van Gogh.


Greatest works of Art by Thomas Hoving





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