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Hieronymus Bosch was Dutch artist noted for his horrific hellish paintings. The Garden of Earthly Delights and The Temptation of Saint Anthony are among his most famous.
Albrecht Dürer was a German Renaissance painter and one of the most important artist of the Northern Renaissance. He traveled to Italy learning from masters like Raphael and Leonardo da Vinci.
Michelangelo was an Italian sculptor, painter, architect, and poet. His sculpture David and the Sistine Chapel ceiling are among the most famous works of art in the world.
Raphael was an Italian painter and the artist who kicked off Italy’s High Renaissance. Raphael is best known for his Madonnas and large figure compositions hanging in the Vatican. His work showcases the ideal of human grandeur.
El Greco was a Greek painter, sculptor and architect of the Spanish Renaissance. He was a master by 26 making the artist pilgrimage to Venice. Today El Greco is regarded as a father of Expressionism and Cubism.
Caravaggio was an Italian painter considered one of the fathers of modern painting, His use of dramatic lighting and realistic emotional and physical humanity helped define the school of Baroque painting during the Renaissance.
Artemisia Gentileschi was an Italian painter, one of the finest in the post Caravaggio era. She was the first female member of a Florence artistic academy and had an international clientele. Her paintings showed strong woman.
Gian Lorenzo Bernini was Italian, sculptor, architect. He was the leading sculptor of his era creating the Baroque style of sculpture as well as an important figure in architecture.
Sir Anthony van Dyck was a Flemish, Baroque artist, a leading court painter in England. He was the 7th son of a wealthy silk merchant and started painting as a child.
Thomas Gainsborough was one of the most important British portrait artists of the second half of the 18th century. His iconic portrait The Blue Boy is part of the permanent collection at the Huntington Library in California.
Francisco de Goya was a Spanish artist. Goya, a court painter was considered the fashionable portrait painter. He also painted Spanish and French generals including the Duke of Wellington. Historical upheavals and wars influenced his art and generation of artists who followed him.
Eugene Delacroix was a French painter. He was the leader of the French Romantic era. And his use of color was a precursor and inspiration for Impressionists and post Impressionists.
Paul Cézanne was a French artist. His post-impressionist paintings created a transition from the 19th-century conception of art to a new wildly different world of art of the 20th century.
Paul Gauguin was a French Post-Impressionist artist. Gauguin is recognized for his experimental use of color. His Synthetist style was distinct from Impressionism. The final years of his life were spent in French Polynesia.
Georges Pierre Seurat was a French post Impressionist artist known for his painting techniques pointillism and chromoluminarism. “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte” changed the direction of modern art.
Toulouse-Lautrec was a French painter, printmaker, draughtsman, caricaturist and illustrator. He immersed himself in the theatrical world of Paris in the late 19th century.