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Artists You Should Know: Medieval

Lists, facts, dates, links, and more, organized by period/movement

Notable Medieval Artists (400-1400)

If you wish to be generally familiar with art history, here is a short list of artists you should know from this period.

Name

Birth

Death

Nationality

Movement(s)

Primary Medium

Representative Works

Benedetto Antelami

~1150

~1230

Italian

Romanesque

Sculpture

Baptistery of Parma
Deposition from the Cross

Cimabue
 ND623 .C65

~1240

1302

Italian (Florentine)

Italo-Byzantine
Naturalism

Painting
Mosaics

Crucifix
Maestà of Santa Trinita

Giotto di Bondone
 ND623 .L5

1266/7

1337

Italian

Gothic

Painting
Fresco

Life of St. Francis
The Stefaneschi Triptych

Gisela von Kerssenbrock

Unknown

by 1300

German

Medieval

Illumination

Codex Gisle

Pisano, Giovanni
 ND623 .P4

~1250

~1315

Italian

Gothic

Painting
Sculpture
Architecture

Facade of Siena Cathedral
Pulpit of Sant' Andrea

Pitsak, Sargis

Active 14th century

Armenian

Medieval

Illustration

Illuminated Bible

Theodoric of Prague

~1330

~1381

Bohemian

Gothic

Painting

Chapel of the Holy Cross at Karlstejn Castle

Medieval Artists (400-1400)

If you are a student of Art or Art History, here is a more detailed list of artists you should know from this period.

Name

Birth

Death

Nationality

Movement(s)

Primary Medium

Representative Works

Benedetto Antelami

~1150

~1230

Italian

Romanesque

Sculpture

Baptistery of Parma
Deposition from the Cross

Cimabue
 ND623 .C65

~1240

1302

Italian (Florentine)

Italo-Byzantine
Naturalism

Painting
Mosaics

Crucifix
Maestà of Santa Trinita

Giotto di Bondone
 ND623 .L5

1266/7

1337

Italian

Gothic

Painting
Fresco

Life of St. Francis
The Stefaneschi Triptych

Gisela von Kerssenbrock

Unknown

by 1300

German

Medieval

Illumination

Codex Gisle

Pisano, Giovanni
 ND623 .P4

~1250

~1315

Italian

Gothic

Painting
Sculpture
Architecture

Facade of Siena Cathedral
Pulpit of Sant' Andrea

Pitsak, Sargis

Active 14th century

Armenian

Medieval

Illustration

Illuminated Bible

Theodoric of Prague

~1330

~1381

Bohemian

Gothic

Painting

Chapel of the Holy Cross at Karlstejn Castle