Artists from the Italian Proto-Renaissance

ca. 1100-ca. 1400

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Duccio di Buoninsegna (Italian, ca. 1255/60-? 1319). Maestà, Madonna with Angels and Saints (detail), ca. 1308-11. Tempera on wood. 214 x 412 cm (84 1/4 x 162 1/4 in.). Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Siena

Here we have an annotated alphabetical listing of visual artists from the Proto-Renaissance period (ca. 1100-ca. 1400) in Italy. As "Proto-" segued into "Early Renaissance," and because no one was considerate enough of us, today, to stop working at 1400 on the dot, you can expect to see a fair amount of overlapping with the 15th-century Italian Artists list. Hyperlinked names indicate a path to an individual artist's profile.

This page covers artists whose surnames began with the letters A through F.

Artists A-F | G-O | P-Z

A

Altichiero (da Zevio)

Ambrogio, Giovanni d'

  • Florentine sculptor and architect;
    Master of Cathedral Works, Florence Cathedral
    Active 1382-1418

Angelo, Nicolaus de

  • Roman architect and sculptor
    Active second half of the 12th century

Anselmus

  • Sculptor
    Active, in Milan, 1171

Antelami, Benedetto

  • Sculptor and architect
    Active, mainly in Parma, 1178-1233

Arnolfo (di Cambio)

  • Florentine sculptor and architect
    Active 1265; d. 1302

B

Balduccio, Giovanni di [Giovanni Balducci]

  • Sienese sculptor, active in Pisa and Milan
    Active 1317/18-49

Banco, Maso di

  • Florentine painter
    Active 1335-50

Barisanus of Trani

  • Sculptor and bronze-caster
    Active 1179

Bartolo, Taddeo di

  • Sienese painter
    b. ?1362-3; d. after August 28, 1422

Benivieni, Lippo di

  • Florentine painter
    Active 1296-1320

Berlinghieri, Berlinghiero

  • Painter active in Lucca
    Active 1228; d. before 1236

    Berlinghieri, Bonaventura

    • Painter, son of Berlinghiero
      Active 1228-74

    Besozzo, Michelino (de' Molinari)

    • Milanese painter and illuminator
      Active 1388; d. after 1450

    Bicci, Lorenzo di

    • Florentine painter associated with Florence Cathedral
      b. ca. 1350; d. ?1427

    Biduino [Biduinus]

    • Sculptor
      Active ca. 1173-94

    Binellus

    • Umbrian sculptor and architect
      Active 1195-1201

    Biondo, Giovanni del

    • Florentine painter
      Active 1356-99

    Bologna, Niccolò di Giacomo da

    • Bolognese illuminator
      Active 1349-1403

    Bologna, Vitale da [Vidalino di Amyo de Equis]

    • Bolognese painter
      b. before 1309; d. between 1359 and 1361

    Bonanus of Pisa

    • Sculptor, active in Sicily and, of course, Pisa
      Active ca. 1179-86

    Bonaguida, Pacino di

    • Florentine painter and illuminator
      Active from 1302 to pre-1340

    Bonaventura, Segna di

    • Sienese painter
      Active by 1298; d. before 1332

    Bonomo, Jacobello di

    • Venetian painter
      Active ca. 1370-90

    Brioloto

    • Veronese sculptor
      Active 1189-1226

    Buonaccorso, Niccolò di

    • Sienese painter
      Active 1356; buried May 17, 1388

    Buschetto [Boschetto; Busketus]

    • Architect responsible for the Pisa Cathedral
      Active ca. 1064-1110

    C

    Camaino, Tino di

    • Itinerant sculptor for powerful patrons
      b. ca. 1280; d. 1337

    Campionesi, The (Collective)

    • Sculptors and architects
      Active in northern Italy, mid-12th to late 14th century

    Casentino, Jacopo del

    • Florentine painter
      Active ca. 1315-1349

    Cavallini, Pietro

    • Roman painter and mosaicist
      b. ca. 1240; d. after ca. 1330

    Cimabue [Cenni (Benciviene) di Pepo]

    • Painter and mosaicist
      b. ca. 1240; d. before July 14, 1302

    Cione, Nardo di

    Como, Giovanni di Benedetto da

    • Lombardic illuminator of the Hours of Blanche of Savoy
      Active ca. 1378

    Como, Giroldo (di Jacopo) da [Giroldo da Lugano]

    • Sculptor associated with the cathedral at Massa Marittima
      Active 1267-74

    Como, Guido [di Bonagiunta Bigarelli] da

    • Sculptor associated with the Pisa and Pistoia Cathedrals
      Active ca. 1238; d. 1257

    Cosmati, The (Collective)

    • Roman marble-workers
      Active 12th and 13th centuries

    Crocefissi, Simone dei

    • Bolognese painter
      b. ca. 1330; d. 1399

    D

    Daddi, Bernardo

    Dalmasio, Lippo di [Lippo delle Madonne]

    • Bolognese painter known for his Madonnas
      d. ca. 1410

    Diotisalvi

    • Architect associated with the Pisa Baptistery
      Active 1152

    d'Ognabene, Andrea di Jacopo

    • Goldsmith active in Lucca
      Active 1286-ca. 1317

    Drudus de Trivio

    • Roman marble-worker and sculptor
      Active ca. 1230-40

    Duccio (di Buoninsegna)

    • Sienese painter
      Active 1278; d. before August 3, 1319

      F

      Filippuccio, Memmo di

      • Sienese painter and illuminator
        Active 1288-1324

      Fiorentino, Stefano

      • Florentine painter
        Active ca. 1347

      Foggia, Nicola [Niccolò] di Bartolomeo da

      • Sculptor associated with Ravello Cathedral
        Active ca. 1230-72

      Forli, Giustino del fu Gherardino da

      • Venetian scribe and illuminator
        Active 1362 to sometime after 1384

      Here we have an annotated alphabetical listing of visual artists from the Proto-Renaissance period (ca. 1100-ca. 1400) in Italy. As "Proto-" segued into "Early Renaissance," and because no one was considerate enough of us, today, to stop working at 1400 on the dot, you can expect to see a fair amount of overlapping with the 15th-century Italian Artists list. Hyperlinked names indicate a path to an individual artist's profile.

      This page covers artists whose surnames began with the letters G through O.

      Artists A-F | G-O | P-Z

      G

      Gaddi, Agnolo

      Gaddi, Taddeo

      Gentile (da Fabriano)

      Giotto (di Bondone)

      • Florentine painter
        b. 1267-75; d. January 8, 1337

      Giovanni Fei [Frederici], Paolo di

      • Sienese painter
        b. ca. 1345; d. ca. 1411

      Grassi, Giovannino [Johannino] de

      • Milanese draftsman, illuminator, painter and architect
        Active from the 1380s; d. July 5, 1398

      Grassi, Porrino de

      • Milanese painter and illuminator, brother of Giovannino
        Active 1395-9

      Grassi, Salomone de

      • Milanese illuminator, painter and designer,
        son of Giovannino
        Active 1397-1400

      Gregorio, Goro di

      • Sienese sculptor and goldsmith
        Active 1300-34

      Gruamonte [Gruamons]

      • Sculptor
        Active, in Pistoia, 1166

      Guariento (di Arpo)

      • Paduan painter
        Active 1338; d. 1367-70

      Guerrino, Tondino di

      • Sienese goldsmith
        Active 1322-8

      Guglielmo [Guillielmus]

      • Sculptor associated with Pisa Cathedral
        Active 1158-65

      Guglielmo da Pisa, Fra

      • Sculptor (and lay brother) active in Bologna and Pisa
        b. before ?1239; d. ca. 1312

      Guglielmus

      • Veronese sculptor
        Active ca. 1138

      Guidetto [Guidectus; Guido]

      • Tuscan sculptor and workshop head
        Active, primarily in Lucca, 1187-1211

      L

      Lamberti, Niccolò di Piero [Pietro]

      • Florentine sculptor and architect associated with
        Florence Cathedral. Also active in Venice.
        b. ca. 1370; d. 1451

        Lanfranco

        • Architect associated with Modena Cathedral
          Active 1099-1137

        Laurentius (Family)

        • Marble-workers, sculptors and architects
          Members of the Cosmati
          Owners of a marble workshop
          Active 1162-1254

        Leo of Ostia

        • Illuminator, chronicler and Cardinal of Ostia
          b. ?1046; d. ?1115

        Lorenzetti, Ambrogio

        • Sienese painter, brother of Pietro
          Active ca. 1317; d before May 1348

        Lorenzetti, Pietro

        • Sienese painter, brother of Ambrogio
          Active ca. 1306-45

        M

        Maitani, Lorenzo

        • Sienese architect and, possibly, sculptor
          Active 1290; d. June 1330

        Manfredino (d'Alberto) da Pistoia

        • Painter associated with Pistoia Cathedral
          Active 1280-93

        Mannaia [Malnaia; Malnaggia; Manaie; Mannaie], Guccio di

        • Goldsmith and workshop head
          Active 1288-1218

        Marcovaldo, Coppo di

        • Florentine painter
          Active 1260-76

        Margarito d'Arezzo [Margaritone]

        • Tuscan painter active in Arezzo, at the least
          Active ca. 1250-90

        Martini, Simone

        • Sienese painter, active in central Italy,
          Naples and Avignon
          b. ca. 1284; buried August 1344

        Matteo, Sano [Ansano] di

        • Sienese sculptor and architect
          Active 1392; d. after July 27, 1434

        Meliore

        • Florentine painter
          Active ca. 1260-80

        Memmi, Lippo

        • Sienese painter
          Active 1317-ca. 1350

        Menabuoi, Giusto de'

        • Florentine painter active in Padua
          Active 1349-ca. 1390

          Milano, Giovanni da

          Monaco, Lorenzo

          Monte Cassino, Giovanni da

          • Illuminator active in Naples and Sicily
            Active 1278-82

          N

          Nardo, Mariotto di

          • Florentine painter, son of Nardo di Cione
            Active ca. 1394-1424

          Nerio

          • Bolognese illuminator
            Active ca. 1310-25

          Nerio, Ugplino di [Ugolino da Siena]

          • Sienese painter and workshop head
            Active 1317; d. in possibly either 1339 or 1349

          Niccolò (di Martino), Lorenzo di

          • Florentine painter
            Active 1392-1412

          Nicholaus [Niccolò; Nicolaus; Nicolò]

          • Sculptor who may have also been an architect;
            Best known for works in Ferrara and Verona
            Active ca. 1106-40

          Nicodemus

          • Sculptor in the Abruzzo region
            Active 1150-66

          Nicolaus [Nicola]

          • Sculptor and architect, associated with
            the ambo in Bitonto Cathedral
            Active 1229

          Nuzi [Nucci], Allegretto

          • Marches painter
            b. 1316-20; d. between 1373 and 1374

          O

          Oderisio, Pietro di [Petrus Oderisii]

          • Roman marble-worker and sculptor
            Active ca. 1268

          Oderisi, Roberto d'[Oderisio]

          • Neopolitan painter
            Active ca. 1330-82

          Oderisius of Benevento

          • Bronze-caster, known for doors of Troia Cathedral
            Active ca. 1119-50

          Orcagna (Andrea di Cione)

          Orimina, Cristoforo

          • Neapolitan illuminator
            Active ca. 1330-65

          Orlandi, Deodato [Deodata; Deodatus] di

          • Painter active in Lucca
            Active ca. 1280; d. before 1331

          Here we have an annotated alphabetical listing of visual artists from the Proto-Renaissance period (ca. 1100-ca. 1400) in Italy. As "Proto-" segued into "Early Renaissance," and because no one was considerate enough of us, today, to stop working at 1400 on the dot, you can expect to see a fair amount of overlapping with the 15th-century Italian Artists list. Hyperlinked names indicate a path to an individual artist's profile.

          This page covers artists whose surnames began with the letters P through Z.

          Artists A-F | G-O | P-Z

          P

          Pagnello, Ramo di

          • Sculptor, thought to have been active in
            Siena, Orvieto and Assisi
            Active ca. 1281-1328 (the last being a good guess)

          Paolo, Jacopo di

          • Bolognese illuminator and painter
            Active 1371-1426

          Pavia, Pietro da

          • Lombardic illuminator
            Active ca. 1385-ca. 1390

          Pesello [Giuliano d'Arrigo]

          • Florentine painter and designer
            b. ca. 1367; d. April 6, 1446

          Pietro, Zanino di [Giovanni di Francia]

          • Venetian painter
            Active 1389; d. by 1448

          Pisano, Andrea

          • Goldsmith and sculptor, active in
            Florence, Pisa and Orvieto
            b. ca. 1295; d. 1348-9

          Pisano, Giovanni

          • Sculptor (son of Nicola), best known the Pistoia pulpit
            b. ca. 1245-50; d. before December 1319

          Pisano, Giunta [Guinta di Capitino]

          • Painter best known for the Assisi and Bologna Crucifixes
            Active 1236-54

          Pisano, Nicola

          • Sculptor, active in Perugia,
            Pisa, Bologna and Siena
            b. ca. 1220-25; d. before 1284

            Pisano, Nino

            • Sculptor active in Pisa, Florence
              and Orvieto; son of Andrea
              Active 1334-1360s; d. before December 8, 1368

            Pisano, Tommaso

            • Sculptor, son of Andrea and brother of Nino
              Active, in Pisa, 1363-72

            Puccio, Piero (di Giovanni) di

            • Umbrian painter
              Active ca. 1355-1400

            R

            Radovan

            • Dalmatian sculptor, associated with Trogir Cathedral
              Active ca. 1240

              Rainaldo [Rainaldus]

              • Sculptor and architect, associated with Pisa Cathedral
                Active first half of 12th century

              Rainerius [Ranuccio; Ranucius] (Collective)

              • Roman marble-workers and sculptors
                Active early 12th to early 13th centuries

              Raverti, Matteo

              • Milanese sculptor who worked in Venice
                Active 1398-1436

              Raymond the Lombard [Raimundus Lambardus]

              • Architect, active in Catalonia, Spain
                Active 1175

              Reggio, Jacopino da

              • Bolognese illuminator
                Active 1265-ca. 1300

              Rimini, Giovanni da

              • Riminese painter of crosses
                Active 1291-1336

              Rimini, Neri da

              • Bolognese illuminator
                Active 1300 to around 1322

              Rimini, Pietro da

              • Marches painter
                Active, in Urbania, ca. 1324

              Robertus (i)

              • Sculptor, associated with S Frediano, Lucca
                Active mid-12th century

              Robertus (ii)

              • Sculptor, son of Rogerius
                Active by 1150 in Abruzzi

              Rodulfus

              • Umbrian sculptor
                Active ca. 1195-1201

              Rogerius

              • Sculptor
                Active mid-12th century in Abruzzi

              Romoaldus

              • Sculptor
                Active ca. 1079-89

              Rusuti [Bizuti], Filippo

              • Roman painter and mosaicist
                Active ca. 1297-1317

              S

              Salerno, Peregrino da [Peregrino da Sesso]

              • Sculptor, best known for work in Campania and Puglia
                Active 1259-83

              Sano, Turino di

              • Sienese sculptor and goldsmith
                Active 1382-1427

              Santi, Andriolo de'

              • Venetian sculptor and architect
                Active 1342; d. before November 25, 1375

                Semitecolo, Niccolò

                • Paduan painter of Venetian training
                  Active 1353-70

                Ser Giovanni (da Firenze), Leonardo di

                • Florentine goldsmith
                  Active 1358-71

                Serafini, Paolo

                • Bolognese painter, son of Serafino
                  b. ca. 1350; Active 1371-1405

                Serafini, Serafino

                • Sculptor and painter in Modena and Ferrara
                  Active 1346-87

                Siena, Barna da

                Siena, Guido da

                • Sienese painter
                  Active ?1262-1270-something

                Siena, Luca di Giovanni da

                • Sculptor associated with Florence Cathedral
                  Active 1385-90

                Siena, Meo (di Guido) da

                • Sienese painter who worked in Perugia
                  Active 1319; d. before 1334

                Simone, Puccio di

                • Florentine painter
                  Active ca. 1345-65

                Simone Camaldolese, Don

                • Florentine illuminator and monk
                  Active 1378-1405

                Spinello Aretino [Spinello di Luca Spinelli]

                • Florentine painter and draftsman
                  b. 1350-52; buried March 14, 1410

                Starnina, Gherardo (di Jacopo)

                • Florentine painter
                  b. ca. 1360; d. before October, 1413

                  Stigliano, Mele [Melo] da

                  • Sculptor associated with the Castello Svevo, Bari
                    Active first half of the 13th century

                  T

                  Talenti, Francesco

                  • Florentine stonemason and architect,
                    probably also a sculptor
                    b. 1300-10; d. after July 31, 1369

                  Talenti, Fra Jacopo

                  • Florentine architect and Dominican friar
                    b. 1300-10; d. 1362

                  Talenti, Simone

                  • Florentine sculptor and architect, son of Francesco
                    b. 1330-35; d. after 1383

                  Tedice, Enrico di

                  • Painter active in Pisa around 1254

                  Tomaso [Tommaso] da Modena [Barisini, Tomaso]

                  • Modenese painter
                    b. 1325-6; d. before July 16, 1379

                  Tommè, Luca di

                  • Sienese painter
                    Active 1356-89

                  Torriti, Jacopo [Iacobus]

                  • Roman painter and mosaicist
                    Active ca. 1270-1300

                  Traini, Francesco

                  • Painter and illuminator
                    Active, in Pisa, 1321-1345

                  Trani, Anseramo da

                  • Sculptor active in Puglia
                    Active ca. 1276-92

                  Turone

                  • Lombardic painter active in Verona
                    Active ca. 1356-80

                  V

                  Valdambrino, Francesco di

                  Vanni, Lippo di

                  • Sienese painter and illuminator
                    Active ca. 1340-75

                  Vanni, Turino di

                  • Painter active in Pisa
                    b. 1348; d. after 1438

                  Vassallettus [Bassallectus]

                  • Family of marble workers
                    Active (in Rome) between 1154 and 1260

                  Veneziano, Lorenzo

                  • Venetian painter
                    Active 1356-72; d. after 1379

                  Veneziano, Paolo [Paolo da Venezia]

                  • Venetian painter who possibly was also an illuminator
                    Active 1333-58; d. before 1362

                  Verona, Stefano (di Giovanni) da [Stefano da Francia]

                  • Veronese painter with French ties
                    b. 1375-5; d. ca. 1438

                  Vieri, Ugolino di

                  • Goldsmith known for the reliquary of Orvieto Cathedral
                    Active 1329; d. 1380-85

                  Vimercate, Tomasino da

                  • Modenese illuminator
                    Active ca. 1390-1415

                  Voltri, Nicolò da

                  • Genovese painter
                    Active 1394-1417

                  W

                  Wiligelmo

                  • Sculptor, known for the façade of Modena Cathedral
                    Active ca. 1099-ca. 1120