Painters 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?"

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Pontormo is listed (or ranked) 1 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 Renaissance. He is famous for his use of twining poses, coupled with ambiguous perspective; his figures often seem to float in an uncertain environment, unhampered by the forces of gravity. ...more on Wikipedia

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) 2 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 on Wikipedia

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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El Greco is listed (or ranked) 3 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 Κρής. El Greco was born in Crete, which was at that time part of the Republic of Venice, and the center of Post-Byzantine art. He trained and became a master within that tradition before traveling at age 26 to Venice, as other Greek artists had done. In 1570 he moved to Rome, where he opened a workshop and executed a series of works. During his stay in Italy, El Greco enriched his style with ...more on Wikipedia

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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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 on Wikipedia

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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