artists Famous Baroque Artists, Ranked  

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List of famous Baroque artists, with images, bios, and information about their notable works. All the greatest artists associated with the Baroque movement are included here, along with clickable names for more details on that particular painter or sculptor. Make sure to also check out weird personal quirks of iconic artists and artists who were actually bad humans. These notable Baroque period artists are organized by popularity, so the best artists are at the top of the list. If you think the best Baroque artist isn't as high as they should be then be sure to give them an upvote.

Examples include Rembrandt and Caravaggio.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the most famous Baroque artists?" and "Who are the best Baroque artists?"

Almost every well-known or influential figure in this movement is listed below. Use this list to make one just like it, then re-rank it to fit your opinion. 

Rembrandt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Baroque Artists, Ranked
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Rembrandt


Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn was a Dutch painter and etcher. He is generally considered one of the greatest painters and printmakers in European art and the most important in Dutch history. His contributions to art came in a period of great wealth and cultural achievement that historians call the ...more

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Artworks: The Night Watch, Artemisia, David and Uriah, Self-Portrait, The Storm on the Sea of Galilee, + more

Birthplace: Leiden, Kingdom of the Netherlands

Associated periods or movements: Dutch Golden Age, Realism, Baroque

Nationality: Dutch Republic

Art Forms: Painting, Printmaking, Drawing

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Caravaggio is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Baroque Artists, Ranked
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Caravaggio


Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio was an Italian painter active in Rome, Naples, Malta, and Sicily between 1592 and 1610. His paintings, which combine a realistic observation of the human state, both physical and emotional, with a dramatic use of lighting, had a formative influence on Baroque ...more

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Artworks: Bacchus, Supper at Emmaus (Caravaggio), London, The Calling of St Matthew, Medusa, + more

Birthplace: Milan, Italy

Associated periods or movements: Renaissance, Baroque

Nationality: Italy

Art Forms: Painting

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Gian Lorenzo Bernini is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Baroque Artists, Ranked
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Gian Lorenzo Bernini


Gian Lorenzo Bernini was an Italian artist and a prominent architect who worked principally in Rome. He was the leading sculptor of his age, credited with creating the Baroque style of sculpture. In addition, he painted, wrote plays, and designed metalwork and stage sets. Bernini possessed the ...more

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Artworks: Ecstasy of Saint Teresa, The Rape of Proserpina, Apollo and Daphne, Aeneas^! Anchises^! and Ascanius, Neptune and Triton, + more

Birthplace: Naples, Italy

Associated periods or movements: Baroque

Nationality: Italy

Art Forms: Painting

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Diego Velázquez is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Baroque Artists, Ranked
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Diego Velázquez


Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez was a Spanish painter who was the leading artist in the court of King Philip IV and one of the most important painters of the Spanish Golden Age. He was an individualistic artist of the contemporary Baroque period, important as a portrait artist. In addition to ...more

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Artworks: Las Meninas, Portrait of Mother Jeronima de la Fuente, Portrait of a Man, Portrait of Juan de Pareja, Infanta Margarita Teresa in a Pink Dress, + more

Birthplace: Seville, Spain

Associated periods or movements: Baroque

Nationality: Spain

Art Forms: Painting

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