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Famous Renaissance Artists, Ranked

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

Artists during the Renaissance created some of the most important and well-known pieces of art in all of art history. The list of Renaissance artists below includes notable artists of the Renaissance, from Leonardo da Vinci to Michelangelo.

Famous Renaissance painters and artists worked during this period of European history (around the 1400s), creating a distinct style or art that blossomed in parallel with developments occurring in philosophy, literature, music, and science. But who are the most famous Renaissance artists? Who are the best Renaissance artists?

Almost every well-known or influential figure in this movement (which isn't spelled Renissance or Rennaissance, though it's a very trick word to get right) is listed below. Use this factual list to build a whole new one just like it, then re-rank it to fit your opinions on who the best artists in the Renaissance were.

Famous Renaissance Artists, Ranked Artists
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    Mona Lisa, The Last Supper, Bacchus

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    David, The Creation of Adam, Sistine Chapel ceiling

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    Saint George and the Dragon, Sistine Madonna, The School of Athens

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    David, The Crucifixion, Judith and Holofernes

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    Bacchus and Ariadne, Assumption of the Virgin, Pastoral Concert

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    The Birth of Venus, Primavera, The Mystical Nativity

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    Bacchus, Supper at Emmaus (Caravaggio), London

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    The Garden of Earthly Delights, The Seven Deadly Sins and the Four Last ...

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    The Flight into Egypt, Adoration of the Magi, St Francis of Assisi ...

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    Arnolfini Portrait, Ince Hall Madonna, Annunciation

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    Christ among the Doctors, Altarpiece of Ober-St. Veit, Lamentation for ...

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    The Coronation of the Virgin, Last Supper, Miracle of the Slave

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    The Wedding at Cana, Saint Jerome in the Wilderness, Portrait of Daniele ...

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    Portrait of Henry VIII, Noli me Tangere, Portrait of Robert Cheseman

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    Madonna and Child Enthroned, Annunciation with two Kneeling Donors, ...

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    Hans Holbein the Elder Basilica of St. Mary, Basilica of St. Paul, St. Catherine Altar

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    The Feast of the Gods, Portrait of Doge Leonardo Loredan, Agony in the ...

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    Portrait of Sigismund of Luxemburg, Portrait of a princess, Madonna of the ...

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    Virgin and Child with Saint Anne, Madonna and Child, Portrait of a Young ...

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    Battle of the Nudes

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    Pieter Bruegel the Elder

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    Antonio da Correggio Noli Me Tangere, The Education of Cupid, Assumption of the Virgin

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    The Counterattack of Michelotto da Cotignola at the Battle of San Romano, ...

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    Pieter Brueghel the Younger Construction of the Tower of Babel, Virgin and Child with Infant St John ...

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    Andrea Solari

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    Isaac van Swanenburg

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    Cosimo Tura Portrait Eleonora d'Aragona, Duchess of Ferrara, The Circumcision of ...

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    The Small Cruxifixion, The Mocking of Christ, Stuppach Madonna

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    Albrecht Altdorfer The Battle of Alexander at Issus

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    Cronus (Saturn) defeats his father Uranus, The Temptation of Saint Jerome ...

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    Pilate Washing His Hands, Door of a Ciborium, Sacrifice of Isaac

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    The Flight into Egypt, The Descent from the Cross

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    Lamentation of Christ, Adoration of the Magi, The Madonna of the Cherubim ...

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    Lucas Cranach the Elder Rest of the Virgin during The Flight into Egypt, The Golden Age, A ...

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    Hans Baldung Dürer's Rhinoceros, Knight, Death and the Devil

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    Federico Barocci Madonna del Popolo, The Rest On The Flight To Egypt, The Circumcision

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    Last Supper

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    Alessandro Tiarini

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    Hercules and Cacus

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    Cellini Salt Cellar, The Nymph of Fountainebleau

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    Saint Martin and the Beggar, Holy Trinity, The Adoration of the Shepherds ...

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    Claude Lorrain The Disembarkation of Cleopatra at Tarsus, The Embarkation of the Queen of ...

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    Rainer Maria Latzke

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