Famous Italian Renaissance Artists, Ranked Artists

Famous Italian Renaissance Artists, Ranked

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

With artists ranging from Michelangelo to Raphael, this is a great starting point for a list of your favorites.

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

Almost every well-known or influential figure in this movement is listed below. You can use the artists in this list to create a new list, re-rank it to fit your opinion, then share it on Facebook, Twitter or any other social networks you belong to. (31 items)
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    Leonardo da Vinci is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Italian Renaissance Artists, Ranked
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    Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci was an Italian polymath, painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest painters of all time and perhaps the most diversely talented ...more

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    • Artworks: Mona Lisa, The Last Supper, Bacchus, Adoration of the Magi, Annunciation, + more
    • Birthplace: Vinci, Italy
    • Associated periods or movements: High Renaissance
    • Nationality: Republic of Florence
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Painting, Drawing
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    Michelangelo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Italian Renaissance Artists, Ranked
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    Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, commonly known as Michelangelo, was an Italian sculptor, painter, architect, poet, and engineer of the High Renaissance who exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art. Considered the greatest living artist in his lifetime, he has since ...more

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    • Artworks: David, The Creation of Adam, Sistine Chapel ceiling, Pietà, Bacchus, + more
    • Birthplace: Caprese Michelangelo, Italy
    • Associated periods or movements: High Renaissance, Italian Renaissance, Renaissance
    • Nationality: Italy, Republic of Florence
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Painting, Drawing
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    Raphael is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Italian Renaissance Artists, Ranked
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    Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino, known as Raphael, was an Italian painter and architect of the High Renaissance. His work is admired for its clarity of form, ease of composition, and visual achievement of the Neoplatonic ideal of human grandeur. Together with Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, he forms the ...more

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    • Artworks: Saint George and the Dragon, Sistine Madonna, The School of Athens, Galatea, Aldobrandini Madonna, + more
    • Birthplace: Urbino, Italy
    • Associated periods or movements: High Renaissance, Italian Renaissance, Renaissance
    • Nationality: Italy
    • Art Forms: Painting, Drawing
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    During the early 1400s, he produced sculptures that won him critical acclaim, and he pionerred the field of schiacciato. more

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    • Artworks: David, The Crucifixion, Judith and Holofernes, Virgin and Child, Penitent Magdalene
    • Birthplace: Florence, Italy
    • Associated periods or movements: Italian Renaissance, Renaissance
    • Nationality: Italy, Republic of Florence
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Drawing
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    Sandro Botticelli

    Sandro Botticelli is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Italian Renaissance Artists, Ranked
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    Sandro Botticelli was one of the most famous painters of the Renaissance period, and he was one of five painters chosen by Pope Sixtus IV in 1481 to adorn the Sistine Chapel with a series of religious frescos. more

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    • Artworks: The Birth of Venus, Primavera, The Mystical Nativity, Madonna and Child and Two Angels, Madonna del Padiglione, + more
    • Birthplace: Florence, Italy
    • Associated periods or movements: High Renaissance, Florentine School, Italian Renaissance, Renaissance
    • Nationality: Italy
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Titian

    Titian is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Italian Renaissance Artists, Ranked
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    Tiziano Vecelli or Tiziano Vecellio, known in English as Titian, was an Italian painter, the most important member of the 16th-century Venetian school. He was born in Pieve di Cadore, near Belluno. During his lifetime he was often called da Cadore, taken from the place of his birth. Other writers ...more

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    • Artworks: Bacchus and Ariadne, Assumption of the Virgin, Pastoral Concert, Venus and Adonis, The Entombment of Christ, + more
    • Birthplace: Pieve di Cadore, Italy
    • Associated periods or movements: High Renaissance, Italian Renaissance, Renaissance
    • Nationality: Italy
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Piero della Francesca

    Piero della Francesca is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Italian Renaissance Artists, Ranked
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    Piero della Francesca was an Italian painter of the Early Renaissance. As testified by Giorgio Vasari in his Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects, to contemporaries he was also known as a mathematician and geometer. Nowadays Piero della Francesca is chiefly appreciated for his ...more

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    • Artworks: Madonna del Parto, Portrait of Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta, Madonna di Senigallia, Flagellation of Christ, Madonna della Misericordia, + more
    • Birthplace: Umbria, Italy
    • Associated periods or movements: Italian Renaissance
    • Nationality: Italy
    • Art Forms: Fresco, Painting
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    Masaccio is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Italian Renaissance Artists, Ranked
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    Masaccio, born Tommaso di Ser Giovanni di Simone, was the first great Italian painter of the Quattrocento period of the Italian Renaissance. According to Vasari, Masaccio was the best painter of his generation because of his skill at recreating lifelike figures and movements as well as a convincing ...more

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    • Artworks: Virgin and Child with Saint Anne, Madonna and Child, Portrait of a Young Man, Crucifixion, The Tribute Money, + more
    • Birthplace: San Giovanni Valdarno, Italy
    • Associated periods or movements: Italian Renaissance, Renaissance
    • Nationality: Italy
    • Art Forms: Fresco, Painting
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