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.

Find the best Italian artists & paintings 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

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