Famous Baroque Artists, Ranked 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. 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. (76 items)


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    Rembrandt
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    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
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    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
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    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 ability ...more

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    • Artworks: Ecstasy of Saint Teresa, The Rape of Proserpina, Apollo and Daphne, Aeneas, Anchises, + more
    • Birthplace: Naples, Italy
    • Associated periods or movements: Baroque
    • Nationality: Italy
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Diego Velázquez
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    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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    Peter Paul Rubens
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    Sir Peter Paul Rubens was a Flemish Baroque painter. A proponent of an extravagant Baroque style that emphasized movement, colour, and sensuality, Rubens is well known for his Counter-Reformation altarpieces, portraits, landscapes, and history paintings of mythological and allegorical subjects. In ...more

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    • Artworks: The Elevation of the Cross, The Rape of the Daughters of Leucippus, Assumption of the Virgin Mary, The Assumption of the Virgin, Alethea Talbot with her Husband, + more
    • Birthplace: Eurasia, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, Siegen
    • Associated periods or movements: Baroque, Antwerp school
    • Nationality: Belgium
    • Art Forms: Painting, Drawing
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    Johannes Vermeer
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    Johannes, Jan or Johan Vermeer was a Dutch painter who specialized in domestic interior scenes of middle-class life. Vermeer was a moderately successful provincial genre painter in his lifetime. He seems never to have been particularly wealthy, leaving his wife and children in debt at his death, perhaps ...more

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    • Artworks: Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Kitchen Maid, Saint Praxedis, Diana and Her Companions, The Lacemaker, + more
    • Birthplace: Delft, Kingdom of the Netherlands
    • Associated periods or movements: Dutch Golden Age, Baroque
    • Nationality: Dutch Republic
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Artemisia Gentileschi
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    Artemisia Gentileschi was an Italian Baroque painter, today considered one of the most accomplished painters in the generation following that of Caravaggio. In an era when women painters were not easily accepted by the artistic community or patrons, she was the first woman to become a member of the ...more

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    • Artworks: The Sleeping Venus, Susanna and the Elders, Esther and Ahasuerus, Judith and her Maidservant, Judith Beheading Holofernes, + more
    • Birthplace: Rome, Italy
    • Associated periods or movements: Baroque
    • Nationality: Italy
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Anthony van Dyck
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    Sir Anthony van Dyck was a Flemish Baroque artist who became the leading court painter in England, after enjoying great success in Italy and Flanders. He is most famous for his portraits of Charles I of England and his family and court, painted with a relaxed elegance that was to be the dominant ...more

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    • Artworks: Charles I and His Wife Henrietta Maria with Their Eldest Children Charles and James, Self Portrait with a Sunflower, Portrait of the Lomellini Family, The Future Stadholder Willem II, Prince of Orange, + more
    • Birthplace: Antwerp, Belgium
    • Associated periods or movements: Baroque, Antwerp school
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Nicolas Poussin
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    Nicolas Poussin was the leading painter of the classical French Baroque style, although he spent most of his working life in Rome. His work is characterized by clarity, logic, and order, and favors line over color. Until the 20th century he remained a major inspiration for such classically oriented ...more

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    • Artworks: Queen Zenobia Found on the Banks of the Arax, The Seven Sacraments: Baptism, The Rape of the Sabines, Winter, or The Flood, + more
    • Birthplace: Les Andelys, France
    • Associated periods or movements: Baroque, Classicism
    • Nationality: France
    • Art Forms: Painting, Drawing
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    Claudio Coello

    Claudio Coello
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    Claudio Coello was a Spanish Baroque painter. Influenced by many other artists, including Diego Velázquez who was also of Portuguese descent, Coello is considered the last great Spanish painter of the 17th century. The son of Faustino Coello, a famous Portuguese sculptor, he was a court painter for ...more

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    • Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
    • Associated periods or movements: Baroque
    • Nationality: Spain
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Guido Reni

    Guido Reni
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    Guido Reni was an Italian painter of high-Baroque style.more

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    • Artworks: Massacre of the Innocents, The Rape of Europa, Salome with the Head of Saint John the Baptist
    • Birthplace: Europe, Eurasia, Italy, Southern Europe, Province of Bologna, + more
    • Associated periods or movements: Baroque
    • Nationality: Italy
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Charles Le Brun

    Charles Le Brun
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    Charles Le Brun was a French painter and art theorist. Declared by Louis XIV "the greatest French artist of all time", he was a dominant figure in 17th-century French art and much influenced by Nicolas Poussin.more

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    • Artworks: Entrance of Alexander into Babylon
    • Birthplace: Paris, France
    • Associated periods or movements: Baroque
    • Nationality: France
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Luca Giordano

    Luca Giordano
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    Luca Giordano was an Italian late Baroque painter and printmaker in etching. Fluent and decorative, he worked successfully in Naples and Rome, Florence and Venice, before spending a decade in Spain.more

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    • Artworks: The Abduction of the Sabine Women
    • Birthplace: Naples, Italy
    • Associated periods or movements: Baroque
    • Nationality: Italy
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Juan de Pareja

    Juan de Pareja
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    Juan de Pareja was a Spanish painter, born in Antequera, near Málaga, Spain. He is primarily known as a member of the household and workshop of painter Diego Velázquez. His 1661 work The Calling of St. Matthew is currently on display at the Museo del Prado in Madrid, Spain. De Pareja became Velazquez's ...more

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    • Birthplace: Seville, Spain
    • Associated periods or movements: Baroque
    • Nationality: Spain
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    William Dobson

    William Dobson
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    William Dobson was a portraitist and one of the first notable English painters, praised by his contemporary John Aubrey as "the most excellent painter that England has yet bred".more

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    • Artworks: James II, when Duke of York, Charles II, when Prince of Wales, with a Page, + more
    • Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
    • Associated periods or movements: Baroque
    • Nationality: England
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Jan van de Velde
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    Jan van de Velde the younger was a Dutch Golden Age painter and engraver of animal, landscape and still-life subjects. He was the son of Jan van de Velde the Elder and the father of the still life painter Jan Jansz van de Velde.more

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    • Artworks: Still Life with Beer Glass
    • Birthplace: Netherlands
    • Associated periods or movements: Dutch Golden Age, Baroque
    • Nationality: Dutch Republic
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Inigo Jones
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    Inigo Jones is the first significant English architect of the early modern period, and the first to employ Vitruvian rules of proportion and symmetry in his buildings. He left his mark on London by single buildings, such as the Banqueting House, Whitehall, and in area design for Covent Garden square ...more

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    • Birthplace: Smithfield, London, London, United Kingdom
    • Associated periods or movements: Baroque
    • Nationality: England
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    Simon Vouet

    Simon Vouet
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    Simon Vouet was a French painter and draftsman, who today is perhaps best remembered for helping to introduce the Italian Baroque style of painting to France.more

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    • Artworks: Moses Saved from the Waters, The Presentation at the Temple
    • Birthplace: Paris, France
    • Associated periods or movements: Baroque
    • Nationality: France
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Pieter de Hooch
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    Pieter de Hooch was a Dutch Golden Age painter famous for his genre scenes of quiet domestic scenes with a few figures. He was a contemporary of Jan Vermeer, with whom his work shares themes and style.more

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    • Artworks: Three Women and a Man in a Courtyard, A Woman Peeling Apples, Musical Party in a Courtyard, At the Linen Closet, Woman Drinking with Soldiers, + more
    • Birthplace: Rotterdam, Netherlands
    • Associated periods or movements: Dutch Golden Age, Baroque
    • Nationality: Dutch Republic
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Abraham Bloemaert
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    Abraham Bloemaert was a Dutch painter and printmaker in etching and engraving. He was one of the "Haarlem Mannerists" from about 1585, but in the new century altered his style to fit new Baroque trends. He mostly painted history subjects and some landscapes.more

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    • Artworks: Adoration of the Magi, Feast of the Gods at the Wedding of Peleus and Thetis, Landscape with Peasants Resting, Old Woman Selling Eggs, Niobe Mourning Her Children, + more
    • Birthplace: Gorinchem, Kingdom of the Netherlands
    • Associated periods or movements: Dutch Golden Age, Baroque
    • Nationality: Dutch Republic
    • Art Forms: Painting
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