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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Mannerist Artists, Ranked
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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: Spain, Greece
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Painting
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    Pontormo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Mannerist Artists, Ranked
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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 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Mannerist Artists, Ranked
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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: Europe, Parma, Province of Parma, Eurasia, Italy, + more
    • Associated periods or movements: Mannerism
    • Nationality: Italy
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Benvenuto Cellini is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Mannerist Artists, Ranked
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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

    Jan Brueghel the Elder is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Mannerist Artists, Ranked
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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 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Mannerist Artists, Ranked
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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

    Sebastiano del Piombo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Mannerist Artists, Ranked
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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, + more
    • Birthplace: Florence, Italy
    • Associated periods or movements: Mannerism
    • Nationality: Italy
    • Art Forms: Painting
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