The Four Most Important Artists of the Renaissance By: KaLynn Johnon


Michelangelo di Lodvico Buonarrti Simoniwas an Italian sculptor, painter, architect, and poet of the Italian renaissance. He created David in 1504, Pietá in 1499, The Last Judgement in 1541, and many more great things. He was born on March 6, 1475 in Caprese and died February 18, 1564 in Rome, Papal States (present day Italy) at age 88.

This is a photo of The statue of David created by Michelangelo in 1504.

Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci was an Italian polymath whose areas of interest included invention, painting, sculpting, architecture, science, music, and many more things. He was born April 15, 1452 in Anchiano and died May 2, 1519 in Clos Lucé, Amboise, France. And he had 12 siblings. His most popular art was the Mona Lisa in 1503, he also did The Last Supper in 1498, and The Virgin of the Rocks.

This is a photo of the Mona Lisa painting created by Leonardo da Vinci in 1503.


Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino, known as Raphael, was an Italian painter and architect of the Renaissance. He was born in 1483 in Papal States and died April 6 1520 in Rome, Italy at age 37. He painted The School of Athens, Transfiguration in 1520, La fornarina in 1520, and many more great things.

This is a photo of The School of Athens painted by Raphael.


Donato di Niccoló di Betto Bardi, better known as Donatello, was an early Renaissance sculptor from Florence. He was born in 1386, in Florence, Italy and died December 13, 1466 in Florence, Italy. He sculpted David in 1440, Saint Mark, Zuccone in 1425, and more.

This is a photo of Saint Mark sculpted by Donatello.

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