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Famous Italian artists & Italian Oil Painters

Italian artists are some of the most famous in the world, particularly oil painters and sculptors from the 15th, 16th century up to the modern day.

Vault offers the best Italian artists & paintings which we feature below. Underneath these recommended artists, you can find a full list of the most famous Italian painters. Italian artists are most famous for Renaissance & Baroque paintings, but also have some impressionist & contemporary artists.

You may also be interested in famous European artists.

Italian art describes the visual arts in Italy from ancient times to the present. In Ancient Rome, Italy was a majoir factor in art and architecture. There were many Italian artists during the Gothic and Medieval periods, and the arts flourished during the Italian Renaissance. Later styles in Italy included Mannerism, Baroque, Rococo, and I Macchiaioli. Futurism developed in Italy in the 20th century. Florence is a well known city in Italy for its museums of art. Italy did not exist as a state until the country's unification in 1861.

List of famous Italian art movements

  • Etruscans
  • Romans
  • Byzantines
  • Early Middle Ages and Romanesque
  • Gothic period
  • Renaissance
  • Mannerism
  • Modernity
  • Rococo
  • Impressionism and Post-Impressionism
  • Neoclassicism
  • Expressionism
  • Cubism, Futurism
  • Metaphysical painting and Surrealism
  • Classical modernism of the 20th century
  • Italian Modern Art
  • Post-Modern Italian art
  • Contemporary Art
  • Different art schools
  • Bolognese school
  • Ferrarese school
  • Florentine school
  • Lucchese/Pisan school
  • Sienese school
  • Venetian school

Featured Italian artists

Giovanni Bellini

Giovanni Bellini was an Italian Renaissance painter, probably the best known of the Bellini family of Venetian painters.

Full list of famous Italian artists

  • Francesco Albani
  • Mariotto Albertinelli
  • Fra Angelico
  • Pietro Annigoni
  • Antonello da Messina
  • Fra Bartolomeo
  • Gentile Bellini
  • Giovanni Bellini
  • Jacopo Bellini
  • Gianlorenzo Bernini
  • Andrea di Bertholotti
  • Sandro Botticelli
  • Agnolo Bronzino
  • Nicolao Branceleon
  • Canaletto
  • Elio Carletti
  • Annibale Carracci
  • Ludovico Carracci
  • Caravaggio
  • Carpaccio
  • Cimabue
  • Leonardo Coccorante
  • Correggio
  • Giorgio de Chirico
  • Domenichino
  • Donatello
  • Enrico Donati
  • Dosso Dossi
  • Duccio
  • Gentile da Fabriano
  • Rosso Fiorentino
  • Andrea da Firenze
  • Piero della Francesca
  • Artemisia Gentileschi
  • Domenico Ghirlandaio
  • Giampietrino
  • Giorgione
  • Giotto
  • Giuseppe Grisoni
  • Francesco Guardi
  • Achille Leonardi
  • Filippino Lippi
  • Fra Filippo Lippi
  • Ambrogio Lorenzetti
  • Luigi Malice
  • Andrea Mantegna
  • Simone Martini
  • Masaccio
  • Michelangelo
  • Amedeo Modigliani
  • Lelio Orsi
  • Eleuterio Pagliano
  • Giovanni Paolo Panini
  • Parmigianino
  • Ferdinando Partini
  • Perugino
  • Pietro Pezzati
  • Baldassare Peruzzi
  • Pinturicchio
  • Sebastiano del Piombo
  • Pisanello
  • Antonio Pollaiuolo
  • Pontormo
  • Raphael
  • Tommaso Redi
  • Guido Reni
  • Salvator Rosa
  • Andrea del Sarto
  • Gherardo Stamina
  • Bartolomeo Suardi
  • Tiepolo
  • Tintoretto
  • Titian
  • Cosimo Tura
  • Giorgio Vasari
  • Paolo Uccello
  • Raffaello Di Vecchio
  • Domenico Veneziano
  • Paolo Veronese
  • Andrea del Verrocchio
  • Leonardo da Vinci
  • Daniele da Volterra

St. Francis in Ecstasy

St. Francis in Ecstasy
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The Virgin and Child with Two Saints

The Virgin and Child with Two Saints
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Saint Jerome Reading

Saint Jerome Reading
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Crucifixion

Crucifixion
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Canaletto

Canaletto was a Venetian artist famous for his landscapes, or vedute, of Venice. He was also an important printmaker in etching.

London Northumberland House

London Northumberland House
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Return of the Bucentaurn to the Molo on...

Return of the Bucentaurn to the Molo on...
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La punta della Dogana

La punta della Dogana
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Regatta on the Grand Canal

Regatta on the Grand Canal
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Annibale Carracci

Annibale Carracci was an Italian Baroque painter from the 16th & 17th century.

The Flight into Egypt

The Flight into Egypt
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Triumph of Bacchus and Ariadne

Triumph of Bacchus and Ariadne
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Venus with Satyr and Cupids

Venus with Satyr and Cupids
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The Butcher's Shop

The Butcher's Shop
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Caravaggio

Caravaggio was an Italian artist active in Rome, Naples, Malta and Sicily between 1593 and 1610, considered the first great representative of the Baroque school of painting.

Medusa

Medusa
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St. John the Baptist

St. John the Baptist
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Narcissus

Narcissus
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Madonna di Loreto

Madonna di Loreto
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Michelangelo

Michelangelo was an Italian Renaissance painter, sculptor, architect, poet, and engineer.

The Creation of Adam

The Creation of Adam
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The Last Judgment

The Last Judgment
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The Flood

The Flood
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The Fall of Man and the expulsion from the garden of Eden

The Fall of Man and the expulsion from the garden of Eden
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Amedeo Modigliani

Amedeo Clemente Modigliani was an Italian artist of Jewish heritage, practising both painting and sculpture.

Gypsy Woman with Baby

Gypsy Woman with Baby
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Reclining Nude 1

Reclining Nude 1
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Reclining Nude 2

Reclining Nude 2
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Seated Nude

Seated Nude
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Raphael

Raphael was an Italian painter and architect of the High Renaissance, celebrated for the perfection and grace of his paintings and drawings. Together with Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, he forms the traditional trinity of great masters of that period.

The School of Athens

The School of Athens
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The Three Graces

The Three Graces
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Ezekiels Vision

Ezekiels Vision
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Sistine Madonna

Sistine Madonna
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Titian

Titian was the leading painter of the 16th-century Venetian school of the Italian Renaissance.

Danae

Danae
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Venus and Adonis

Venus and Adonis
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Concert Champetre

Concert Champetre
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Madonna of the Cherries

Madonna of the Cherries
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Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci was a world famous Italian Renaissance scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, painter, sculptor, architect, botanist, musician and writer.