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Artists You Should Know: Baroque

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

Notable Baroque Artists (1600-1750)

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

Bernini, Gian Lorenzo
 NB623 .B5
 N6923 .B5

1598

1680

Italian

Baroque

Sculpture
Architecture

David
Fountain of the Four Rivers

Caravaggio, Michelangelo
 ND623 .C26

1573

1610

Italian

Baroque

Painting

The Calling of Saint Matthew
The Supper at Emmaus
Salome Receives the Head of John the Baptist

Rembrandt van Rijn
 ND623 .L5

1606

1669

Dutch

Baroque

Painting

Belshazzar's Feast
The Night Watch

Rubens, Peter Paul
 ND673 .R9

1577

1640

Flemish

Baroque

Painting

Massacre of the Innocents
Venus and Adonis
The Three Graces

van Dyck, Anthony
 ND673 .D9

1599

1641

Flemish

Baroque

Painting

Portrait of a Woman and Child
Samson and Delilah

Velázquez, Diego
 ND813 .V4

1599

1660

Spanish

Baroque

Painting

The Surrender of Breda
Las Meninas
The Rokeby Venus

Vermeer, Johannes
 ND653 .V5

1632

1675

Dutch

Baroque

Painting

The Girl with a Pearl Earring
The Milkmaid

Baroque Artists (1600-1750)

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

Aleijadinho

1738

1814

Brazilian

Baroque

Sculpture

Twelve Prophets
Via Crucis at the Sanctuary of Matosinhos

Bernini, Gian Lorenzo
 NB623 .B5
 N6923 .B5

1598

1680

Italian

Baroque

Sculpture
Architecture

David
Fountain of the Four Rivers

Caravaggio, Michelangelo
 ND623 .C26

1573

1610

Italian

Baroque

Painting

The Calling of Saint Matthew
The Supper at Emmaus
Salome Receives the Head of John the Baptist

Carracci, Annibale
 ND623 .C38

1560

1609

Italian

Baroque

Painting

Farnese Gallery

Poussin, Nicolas
 ND553 .P8

1594

1665

French

Baroque
Classicism

Painting

The Death of Germanicus
The Adoration of the Magi

Rembrandt van Rijn
 ND623 .L5

1606

1669

Dutch

Baroque

Painting

Belshazzar's Feast
The Night Watch

Rubens, Peter Paul
 ND673 .R9

1577

1640

Flemish

Baroque

Painting

Massacre of the Innocents
Venus and Adonis
The Three Graces

Schor, Johann Paul
 

1615

1674

Austrian

Baroque

Painting
Drawing

The Annunciation

van Dyck, Anthony
 ND673 .D9

1599

1641

Flemish

Baroque

Painting

Portrait of a Woman and Child
Samson and Delilah

Velázquez, Diego
 ND813 .V4

1599

1660

Spanish

Baroque

Painting

The Surrender of Breda
Las Meninas
The Rokeby Venus

Vermeer, Johannes
 ND653 .V5

1632

1675

Dutch

Baroque

Painting

The Girl with a Pearl Earring
The Milkmaid

Watteau, Antoine
 ND553 .W3

1684

1721

French

Rococo

Painting

The Embarkation for Cythera
L'Enseigne de Gersaint

Weissenkircher, Hans Adam

1646

1695

Austrian

Baroque

Painting

The Planetary Room at Schloss Eggenberg