List of Roman Catholic Church artists


List of Roman Catholic Church artists

This list of Catholic artists concerns artists known largely or primarily for works of Roman Catholic religious art, a subset of Christian art in general. It may also include artists whose position as a Roman Catholic priest or missionary was vital to their artistic works or development. Because of the title it's preferred that in least some of their artwork be in Catholic churches.

Note that this is "not" a list of all artists who have ever been members of the Roman Catholic Church. Please do not add entries here without providing support for those artists having specifically Roman Catholic artistic themes in their art, or having Roman Catholicism as a major aspect in their careers as artists.

The list

*Cherubino Alberti, director of the Vatican authorized Accademia di San Luca who did work for chapels.
*Matteo Perez d'Aleccio, member of the Accademia di San Luca who did a fresco at the Sistine Chapel.
*Fra Angelico, also a beatified person
*Kiko Argüello, An initiator of the Neocatechumenal Way who has done church art.
*Jean Denis Attiret, French Jesuit missionary who did paintings for the Cathedral of Avignon and was later honored by the Qianlong Emperor.
*Giovanni Baglione, many of his works are in the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
*Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, St. Petronilla Altarpiece
*Bartolommeo Bandinelli, Bas-reliefs in the choir of the cathedral of Florence.
*Fra Bartolommeo, member of a Dominican order did "The Vision of St Bernard"
*Pompeo Batoni, "Return of the Prodigal Son"
*Giovanni Bellini, did "Altarpiece with St Vincent Ferrar"
*Gian Lorenzo Bernini, did the Ecstasy of St Theresa in Santa Maria della Vittoria.
*Jiao Bingzhen, painter who played a role in the Chinese Rites controversy
*Maurice Boitel, painter of evangelical scenes,
*Hieronymus Bosch, did The Haywain Triptych that hangs in the San Lorenzo monastery at El Escorial.
*Sandro Botticelli, did Madonna and Child with an Angel (Botticelli)
*Caravaggio, did The Martyrdom of Saint Matthew in the San Luigi dei Francesi and other religious works.
*Annibale Carracci, Assumption of the Virgin in the Santa Maria del Popolo.
*Giuseppe Castiglione, a member of the Society of Jesus sent to China as a missionary. He also did wall paintings in Jesuit churches in Portugal and Macau. [http://www.npm.gov.tw/english/collections/p041.htm]
*Benvenuto Cellini, "Employed at the papal mint at Rome during the papacy of Pope Clement VII and later of Pope Paul III"
*Il Cerano, did paintings of the Quadroni of St. Charles.
*Cimabue, crucifix at Basilica di Santa Croce di Firenze.
*James Collinson, Convert and Pre-Raphaelite who did "Renunciation of St. Elizabeth of Hungary."
*Jacques Courtois (Jesuit), "he painted, in the Cistercian monastery, the "Miracle of the Loaves."
*Marie-Alain Couturier (Dominican friar), Stained glass and sacred art in modern form.
*Salvador Dalí, created numerous large-scale religious compositions starting in the late 1940s, around the time of his repatriation in Spain.
*Sylvia Daoust, did work for Mary, Queen of the World Cathedral and most of her work is religious.
*Fra Diamante, Carmelite friar who did religious frescoes at his convent. (Convent is the correct term for male friars' house)
*Duccio, Maestà (1308-11), his masterpiece, was for Siena's cathedral.
*François Duquesnoy, Statues for St. Peter's Basilica.
*Albrecht Dürer, painter and polymath (friend of Philipp Melanchthon and sympathetic to Lutheranism, but most agree stayed Catholic. [http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/069103978X] )
*Czesław Dźwigaj, Monuments to Pope John Paul II.
*Piero della Francesca, his The History of the True Cross is in the Basilica of San Francesco in Arezzo.
*Antoni Gaudí, architect of Sagrada Família (there are efforts to have him beatified)
*Giotto di Bondone, many religious works with the best regarded perhaps being his Cappella degli Scrovegni in the "Arena Chapel." [http://www.cappelladegliscrovegni.it/pagina_eng.asp?ind=storia_eng.asp]
*Lavinia Fontana, "Saint Francis Receiving the Stigmata", (1579, Diocesan Seminary, Bologna)
*Ernst Fuchs, A founder of the Vienna School of Fantastic Realism who converted to Catholicism and did the cycle "Mysteries of the Holy Rosary."
*Fede Galizia, altarpiece for Saint Maria Maddalena Church and paintings related to the Book of Judith. (primarily did still-lifes)
*Geertgen tot Sint Jans, 15th century painter from the Low Countries
*Artemisia Gentileschi, "Judith Beheading Holofernes", "Virgin Mary and Baby with Rosary", and work with Pope Urban VIII.
*Joseph Hansom, English architect who worked on Arundel Cathedral.
*Maria Innocentia Hummel, Nun/artist
*Jean Jouvenet, "Magnificat" in the choir of Notre-Dame. [http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/08528a.htm]
*William Kurelek, convert from Orthodoxy noted for paintings of Christ. [http://www.ukrweekly.com/Archive/1997/279723.shtml]
*Filippo Lippi, Carmelite who painted for a convent chapel at Prato. This allegedly led to an affair which led to his son Filippino Lippi.
*Filippino Lippi, his frescoes depicting the life of Philip the Apostle are in the Basilica di Santa Maria Novella.
*Andrea Mantegna-The Lamentation over the Dead Christ
*Tommaso Masaccio, Virgin and Child with St. Anne
*Michelangelo Buonarotti, Sistine Chapel work
*Michelozzo, numerous statues of saints found at Basilicas in Italy.
*Francesco Mochi, has sculptures in St. Peter's Basilica.
*Lorenzo Monaco, Camaldolese painter who did a noted Predella.
*Bartolomé Estéban Murillo, "He is best known for his Roman Catholic religious works."
*Guido Nincheri, artists for Catholic churches in Canada. Pope Pius XI named him Knight-Commander of the Order of Saint-Sylvester. [http://collections.ic.gc.ca/nincheri/en-biography.html]
*Baldassare Peruzzi, ceiling decorations at the Vatican, an altar at Siena, etc.
*Francis Petre, Catholic architect of cathedrals in New Zealand.
*Sebastiano del Piombo, Raising of Lazarus, and the altarpiece for Chigi Chapel.
*Pinturicchio, worked with several Popes and did frescoes for the Cathedral of Siena.
*Antonio del Pollaiuolo, "St. Sebastian" and work at the Basilica di San Lorenzo di Firenze.
*Augustus Pugin, Catholic convert did interior of Saint Chad's Cathedral.
*Raphael, Transfiguration which is now housed in the Pinacoteca Vaticana of Vatican City.
*Ivan Ranger, Monastic noted for paintings in churches, chapels, and monasteries.
*Antoniazzo Romano, Decoration of the Vatican Palace and frescoes in Santa Maria sopra Minerva
*Georges Rouault, noted for paintings of Christ.
*Peter Paul Rubens, Catholic convert, has works in Saint Bavo Cathedral and Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal, Antwerp.
*Stanislaw Samostrzelnik, Polish painter of frescos in Catholic churches.
*Jacopo Sansovino, the statue "Madonna del Parto" in the Sant'Agostino (Rome).
*Andrea del Sarto, paintings for the Basilica della Santissima Annunziata di Firenze.
*Martin Schongauer, an engraver, "His subjects are always religious" "Christi Geburt", "Maria im Rosenhag", etc.
*Johann Paul Schor, worked on Duomo di Siena
*Domingo Antonio de Sequeira, "Descent from the Cross" and works at the convent of Laveinas.
*Gino Severini, associated with Futurism (art) he was honored by the Accademia di San Luca for church mosaics. [http://www.en.cortonaguide.com/severini_gino.html]
*Luca Signorelli, "His masterpiece is considered to be his fresco of the Last Judgment (1499) in Orvieto Cathedral."
*Etsuro Sotoo, sculptor with Sagrada Família
*Mary Stanisia, Member of the School Sisters of Notre Dame who did paintings for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend.
*Giovanni Strazza's Veiled Virgin, a sculpture by Strazza delivered to Bishop John T. Mullock
*Bernardo Strozzi, A Capuchin for several years he did "Christ Giving the Keys of Heaven to St. Peter."
*Tintoretto, contributed "Marriage at Cana" to the Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute.
*Titian, most represented artist in the Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, was at the Council of Trent
*Santi di Tito, "Vision of Saint Thomas Aquinas"
*Paolo Uccello, "Nun-Saint with Two Children", "Life of the Holy Fathers", etc.
*Hubert van Eyck, worked on Ghent Altarpiece
*Jan van Eyck, also worked on the Ghent Altarpiece
*Domenico Veneziano, "St. Lucy Altarpiece"
*Paolo Veronese, "The Adoration of the Magi" on the ceiling of the Capella del Rosario
*Leonardo da Vinci, "The Last Supper"
*Federico Zuccari, Pauline chapel of the Vatican and "The Last Judgement"
*Francisco Zurbarán, The great altarpiece of St. Thomas Aquinas and paintings of Carthusians

External links

* [http://www.catholicreligiousart.com/ Catholic religious art.com]
* [http://www.wga.hu/index1.html Web Gallery of Art (Churches and Church Collections, excepting Britain or Germany, largely Roman Catholic)]
* [http://www.andersonchristianart.org/ Anderson Christian Art] official website
* [http://www.religious.marksanislo.com/] American Mark Sanislo Catholic Church Artist

ee also

*List of Roman Catholics


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