Famous Mannerist Artists, Ranked Artists

Famous Mannerist Artists, Ranked

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

Examples of artists on this list include El Greco and Parmigianino.

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

Almost every well-known or influential figure in this movement is listed below. Use this fact-based list to make a whole new one just like it, then re-rank it to fit your opinion. (35 items)


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    El Greco
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    El Greco, born Doménikos Theotokópoulos, was a painter, sculptor and architect of the Spanish Renaissance. "El Greco" was a nickname, a reference to his Greek origin, and the artist normally signed his paintings with his full birth name in Greek letters, Δομήνικος Θεοτοκόπουλος, often adding the word ...more

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    • Artworks: Saint Martin and the Beggar, Holy Trinity, The Adoration of the Shepherds, The Burial of the Count of Orgaz, Pietà, + more
    • Birthplace: Kingdom of Candia
    • Associated periods or movements: Mannerism, Spanish Renaissance
    • Nationality: Greece, Spain
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Painting
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    Pontormo
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    Jacopo Carucci, usually known as Jacopo da Pontormo, Jacopo Pontormo or simply Pontormo, was an Italian Mannerist painter and portraitist from the Florentine School. His work represents a profound stylistic shift from the calm perspectival regularity that characterized the art of the Florentine ...more

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    • Artworks: The Visitation, Portrait of Alessandro de' Medici, Joseph in Egypt, Portrait of a Halberdier, Alessandro de' Medici, + more
    • Birthplace: Empoli, Italy
    • Associated periods or movements: Mannerism
    • Nationality: Italy
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Parmigianino
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    Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola was an Italian Mannerist painter and printmaker active in Florence, Rome, Bologna, and his native city of Parma. His work is characterized by elongation of form and includes Vision of Saint Jerome and the Madonna with the Long Neck.more

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    • Artworks: Portrait of Camilla Gonzaga and Her Three Sons, Madonna with the Long Neck, Vision of Saint Jerome, Portrait of Pier Maria Rossi di San Secondo, Circumcision of Jesus, + more
    • Birthplace: Parma, Italy
    • Associated periods or movements: Mannerism
    • Nationality: Italy
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Benvenuto Cellini
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    Benvenuto Cellini was an Italian goldsmith, sculptor, draftsman, soldier and musician, who also wrote a famous autobiography. He was one of the most important artists of Mannerism.more

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    • Artworks: Cellini Salt Cellar, The Nymph of Fountainebleau
    • Birthplace: Florence, Italy
    • Associated periods or movements: Mannerism, Renaissance
    • Nationality: Italy
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Painting
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    Jan Brueghel the Elder

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    Jan Brueghel the Elder
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    Jan Brueghel the Elder was a Flemish painter, son of Pieter Bruegel the Elder and father of Jan Brueghel the Younger. Nicknamed "Velvet" Brueghel, "Flower" Brueghel, and "Paradise" Brueghel, of which the latter two were derived from his floral still lifes and paradise landscapes, while the former may ...more

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    • Artworks: A Fantastic Cave with Odysseus and Calypso, The Garden of Eden with the Fall of Man, Great Fish Market, Flight into Egypt, Bouquet, + more
    • Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
    • Associated periods or movements: Mannerism, Baroque
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Andrea del Sarto
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    Andrea del Sarto was an Italian painter from Florence, whose career flourished during the High Renaissance and early Mannerism. Though highly regarded during his lifetime as an artist senza errori, his renown was eclipsed after his death by that of his contemporaries, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, ...more

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    • Artworks: Madonna of the Harpies, The Wife of Domenico da Gambassi, Domenico da Gambassi
    • Birthplace: Tuscany, Italy
    • Associated periods or movements: High Renaissance, Mannerism
    • Nationality: Italy
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Sebastiano del Piombo

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    Sebastiano del Piombo
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    Sebastiano del Piombo, byname of Sebastiano Luciani, was an Italian painter of the High Renaissance and early Mannerist periods famous for his combination of the colors of the Venetian school and the monumental forms of the Roman school.more

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    • Artworks: Portrait of violinist, Portrait of Andrea Doria, The Raising of Lazarus
    • Birthplace: Venice, Scorzè, Italy
    • Associated periods or movements: High Renaissance, Mannerism
    • Nationality: Italy
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Agnolo di Cosimo, usually known as Il Bronzino, or Agnolo Bronzino, was an Italian Mannerist painter from Florence. His sobriquet, Bronzino, in all probability refers to his relatively dark skin.more

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    • Artworks: Portrait of Duke Cosimo I de' Medici as Orpheus, Portrait of Dante, Virgin and Child with the Young Saint John the Baptist, Bronzino: Christ Crucified, Bronzino: Venus^! Cupid and Jealousy, + more
    • Birthplace: Florence, Italy
    • Associated periods or movements: Mannerism
    • Nationality: Italy
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Antonio da Correggio

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    Antonio da Correggio
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    Antonio Allegri da Correggio, usually known as Correggio, was the foremost painter of the Parma school of the Italian Renaissance, who was responsible for some of the most vigorous and sensuous works of the 16th century. In his use of dynamic composition, illusionistic perspective and dramatic ...more

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    • Artworks: Noli Me Tangere, The Education of Cupid, Assumption of the Virgin, Leda with the Swan, Danaë, + more
    • Birthplace: Correggio, Italy
    • Associated periods or movements: High Renaissance, Mannerism, Venetian school, Renaissance
    • Nationality: Italy
    • Art Forms: Fresco, Painting
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    Hans von Aachen

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    Hans von Aachen
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    Hans von Aachen, was a German mannerist painter.more

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    • Artworks: Self-portrait
    • Birthplace: Cologne, Germany
    • Associated periods or movements: Mannerism
    • Nationality: Germany
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Hercules Seghers
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    Hercules Pieterszoon Seghers or Segers was a Dutch painter and printmaker of the Dutch Golden Age. He was "the most inspired, experimental and original landscapist" of his period and an even more innovative printmaker.more

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    • Artworks: Mountainous Landscape
    • Birthplace: Haarlem, Kingdom of the Netherlands
    • Associated periods or movements: Mannerism, Dutch Golden Age, Baroque
    • Nationality: Dutch Republic
    • Art Forms: Painting, Printmaking
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    Adriaen de Vries
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    Adriaen de Vries was a Northern Mannerist sculptor born in the Netherlands, whose international style crossed the threshold to the Baroque; he excelled in refined modelling and bronze casting and in the manipulation of patina and became the most famous European sculptor of his generation. He also ...more

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    • Artworks: Apollo, Bacchus, Hercules Pomarius, Laocoon, Venus and Adonis, + more
    • Birthplace: The Hague, Netherlands
    • Associated periods or movements: Mannerism
    • Nationality: Netherlands
    • Art Forms: Sculpture
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    Daniele da Volterra

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    Daniele da Volterra
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    Daniele Ricciarelli, better known as Daniele da Volterra, was an Italian painter mannerist and sculptor. He is best remembered for his association, for better or worse, with the late Michelangelo. Several of Daniele's most important works were based on designs made for that purpose by Michelangelo.more

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    • Birthplace: Volterra, Italy
    • Associated periods or movements: Mannerism
    • Nationality: Italy
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Alessandro Allori
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    Alessandro di Cristofano di Lorenzo del Bronzino Allori was an Italian portrait painter of the late Mannerist Florentine school. In 1540, after the death of his father, he was brought up and trained in art by a close friend, often referred to as his 'uncle', the mannerist painter Agnolo Bronzino, whose ...more

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    • Artworks: Susanna and the Elders
    • Birthplace: Florence, Italy
    • Associated periods or movements: Mannerism
    • Nationality: Italy
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Baldassare Peruzzi
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    Baldassare Tommaso Peruzzi was an Italian architect and painter, born in a small town near Siena and died in Rome. He worked for many years with Bramante, Raphael, and later Sangallo during the erection of the new St. Peter's. He returned to his native Siena after the Sack of Rome where he was employed ...more

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    • Birthplace: Siena, Italy
    • Associated periods or movements: High Renaissance, Mannerism
    • Nationality: Italy
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Giovanni del Giglio

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    Giovanni del Giglio
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    Giovanni del Giglio was an Italian painter known as the Maestro di Ozieri. He was born and died in Sassari.more

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    • Birthplace: Sassari, Italy
    • Associated periods or movements: Mannerism
    • Nationality: Italy
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Paolo Pagani

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    Paolo Pagani also known as Paolo Antonio Pagani or Paolo Pagano, was an Italian Baroque/Mannerism painter of the 17th century born in Valsolda, now a municipality in the Province of Como in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60 kilometres north of Milan and about 25 kilometres north of Como, on ...more

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    • Birthplace: Valsolda, Italy
    • Associated periods or movements: Mannerism, Baroque
    • Nationality: Italy
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Lattanzio Gambara

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    Lattanzio Gambara
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    Lattanzio Gambara was an Italian painter, active in a Renaissance and Mannerist styles. It is likely that Gambara is the same 16th century painter referred to as Lattanzio Cremonese or Lattanzio da Cremonamore

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    • Birthplace: Brescia, Italy
    • Associated periods or movements: Mannerism, Italian Renaissance
    • Nationality: Italy
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Giovanni Antonio Lappoli

    Giovanni Antonio Lappoli was a Tuscan painter from Arezzo who painted in a Mannerist style. He was the son of the painter Matteo Lappoli. Originally trained with Domenico Pecori, but later assisted Pontormo in 1514. In 1524-7, he worked with Perin del Vaga in Rome. He became acquainted with both ...more

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    • Birthplace: Arezzo, Italy
    • Associated periods or movements: Mannerism
    • Nationality: Italy
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Jacopo Ligozzi

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    Jacopo Ligozzi
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    Jacopo Ligozzi was an Italian painter, illustrator, designer, and miniaturist. His art can be categorized as late-Renaissance and Mannerist styles.more

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    • Birthplace: Verona, Italy
    • Associated periods or movements: Mannerism
    • Nationality: Italy
    • Art Forms: Painting
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