A list of artist biographies.
Leonardo 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.
Bernini (1598 – 1680)
Italian Baroque sculptor and painter
William Blake (1757 – 1827)
English poet, painter and printmaker. From early romantic period, with own unique inventiveness.
Botticelli (1445 – 1510)
Italian, early renaissance painter.
Michelangelo (1475 – 1564)
Renaissance sculptor, painter and architect.
Raphael (1483 – 1520)
Italian painter, with Da Vinci and Michelangelo make up the high Renaissance trinity.
Rembrandt (1606 – 1669)
Dutch Master. One of greatest painters, admired for his vivid realism.
Caravaggio (1571– 1610)
Italian Baroque painter.
Jan Vermeer (1632 – 1675)
Dutch painter, who specialised in genre painting – especially vivid depictions of still life.
John 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.
John Constable (1776 – 1837)
English romantic painter.
Camille Pissarro (1830–1903) Impressionist and post-impressionist painter. A very influential figure for both impressionists and the new generation of post impressionist painters.
Édouard Manet (1832–1883) Manet contributed to the schools of ‘Realism’ and ‘Impressionism’ – playing a key role in the transformation to impressionism and modern art.
Paul Cezanne (1839-1906)
French post-impressionist painter.
Claude Monet (1840 – 1926)
French impressionist painter.
August Renoir (1841–1919)
French painter, one of the early pioneers of impressionism. Also influenced by Italian renaissance.
Paul Gauguin (1848 – 1903)
French Post-impressionist painter.
Vincent Van Gogh (1853 – 1890).
Dutch post-impressionist painter.
Edvard Munch (1863 – 1944)
Norwegian expressionist and avant-garde painter. Painted ‘The Scream’.
Pablo Picasso (1881 – 1973)
Spanish, modern ‘cubist’ painter
Henry Moore (1898 – 1986)
Salvidor Dali (1904 – 1989)
Spanish surrealist painter.
David Hockney (1937 – )
English modern painter. Contributed to pop art movement of 1960s.
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