Raphael was an Italian painter and architect. He was one of the major figures of the High Renaissance. A highly prolific artist who left behind an enormous collection of paintings .
He is best known for his paintings of Madonna and for his large figure compositions in the Palace of the Vatican in Rome.
Raphael contributed to the Renaissance through the paintings, frescoes and architecture he created and designed throughout his career.
He is considered one of the greatest artists of the period, along with Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci.
The most four large-scale paintings were Marriage of the Virgin, Sposalizio, The Crucified Christ with Virgin Mary and Saints and Angels.
Raphael was known as the genius of high Renaissance painters. He was the greatest designer of the Renaissance. Raphael influenced painters up to the 1900's. He made people think of personality when they looked at his paintings.
In 1514, the chief architect, Donato Bramante, died, and Pope Leo X appointed Raphael to take his place.
In this capacity, Raphael drew up designs for chapels, villas, palaces and other buildings. He also cataloged and managed the treasures of antiquity discovered in Rome and created an intricate drawing of ancient Rome.
The last painting by Raphael was The Transfiguration in 1520. He died April 6, 1520.
He also painted the Cherubini, that is also famous for his career of personality represented in his paintings.