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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Baroque Artists, Ranked
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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 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Baroque Artists, Ranked
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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 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Baroque Artists, Ranked
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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 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Baroque Artists, Ranked
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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: Europe, Seville, Andalusia, Southern Europe, Province of Seville, + more
    • Associated periods or movements: Baroque
    • Nationality: Spain
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Peter Paul Rubens is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Baroque Artists, Ranked
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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 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Baroque Artists, Ranked
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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, Netherlands
    • Associated periods or movements: Dutch Golden Age, Baroque
    • Nationality: Dutch Republic
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Artemisia Gentileschi is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Baroque Artists, Ranked
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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 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Baroque Artists, Ranked
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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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