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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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El Greco is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Mannerist Artists, Ranked
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Doménikos Theotokópoulos (Greek: Δομήνικος Θεοτοκόπουλος [ðoˈminikos θeotoˈkopulos]; October 1541 – 7 April 1614), most widely known as El Greco ("The Greek"), was a Greek 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, Doménikos Theotokópoulos, often adding the word Κρής Krēs, Cretan. El Greco was born in the Kingdom of Candia, 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, ...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: 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 (May 24, 1494 – January 2, 1557), 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) 3 on the list Famous Mannerist Artists, Ranked
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Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola (11 January 1503 – 24 August 1540), also known as Francesco Mazzola or, more commonly, as Parmigianino (UK: , US: , Italian: [parmidʒaˈniːno]; "the little one from Parma"), was an Italian Mannerist painter and printmaker active in Florence, Rome, Bologna, and his native city of Parma. His work is characterized by a "refined sensuality" and often elongation of forms and includes Vision of Saint Jerome (1527) and the iconic if somewhat untypical Madonna with the Long Neck (1534), and he remains the best known artist of the first generation whose whole careers fall into the Mannerist period.His prodigious and individual talent has always been recognised, but his ...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: Parma, Italy

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 (, Italian: [beɱveˈnuːto tʃelˈliːni]; 3 November 1500 – 13 February 1571) was an Italian goldsmith, sculptor, draftsman, soldier, musician, and artist who also wrote poetry and a famous autobiography. He was one of the most important artists of Mannerism. He is remembered for his skill in making pieces such as the Cellini Salt Cellar and Perseus with the Head of Medusa. ...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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