Renowned Art

Artists born in the 16th century (1501 - 1600)
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Frans HalsFrans Hals (c. 1580 - August 26, 1666) was a Dutch painter of the Dutch Golden Age. As a portrait painter, by some considered as second only to Rembrandt, in Holland, he displayed extraordinary talent and quickness in the exercise of his art. He lived almost his entire life in Haarlem, in today's Netherlands.
Georges de La TourGeorges de La Tour (March 13, 1593–January 30, 1652) was a painter from the Duchy of Lorraine, now in France.
Artemisia GentileschiArtemisia Gentileschi (July 8, 1593 – 1651/1653) was an Italian Early Baroque painter, today considered one of the most accomplished painters in the generation influenced by Caravaggio (Caravaggisti). In an era when women painters were not easily accepted by the artistic community, she was the first female painter to become a member of the Accademia di Arte del Disegno in Florence.
Jacob JordaensJacob Jordaens (May 19, 1593 - October 18, 1678), was one of three Flemish Baroque painters, along with Peter Paul Rubens and Anthony van Dyck, to bring prestige to the Antwerp school of painting.
Nicolas PoussinNicolas Poussin (June 1594 – November 19, 1665) was a French painter.
BerniniGiovanni Lorenzo Bernini (December 7, 1598 – November 28, 1680) was a pre-eminent Baroque sculptor and architect of 17th century Rome.
Francisco de ZurbaranFrancisco de Zurbarán (November 7, 1598 – August 27, 1664) was a Spanish painter. He is known primarily for his religious paintings depicting monks, nuns, and martyrs, and for his still-lifes. Zurbarán gained the nickname "Spanish Caravaggio", owing to the forcible, realistic use of chiaroscuro in which he excelled.
Anthony Van DyckSir Anthony (Antoon) van Dyck (March 22, 1599 - December 9, 1641) was a Flemish painter — mainly of portraits — who became the leading court painter in England. He was also a master of etching.
Diego VelazquezDiego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez (June 1599 —August 6, 1660) was a Spanish painter who was the leading artist in the court of King Philip IV.

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