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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
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