30 key artists

The National Gallery houses one of the finest collections of paintings in the world, and contains works by artists as diverse as Leonardo da Vinci and Vincent van Gogh to Rembrandt and Botticelli.

This selection of 30 key artists includes some of the Gallery's greatest masters. Find out more about their lives and see examples of their work all available to view for free.

Artist
active about 1459; died 1516
Artist
about 1445 - 1510
Artist
1697 - 1768
Canaletto
Artist
1839 - 1906
Paul Cézanne: 'Self Portrait'
Artist
1604/5? - 1682
Claude
Artist
1776 - 1837
Artist
1727 - 1775
Artist
1727 - 1788
Thomas Gainsborough
Artist
active 1508; died 1532
Artist
1497/8 - 1543
Hans Holbein the Younger
Artist
1780 - 1867
Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres
Artist
1452 - 1519
Artist
1475 - 1564
Michelangelo
Artist
1840 - 1926
Artist
about 1415/20 - 1492
Piero della Francesca
Artist
1483 - 1520
Artist
1606 - 1669
Rembrandt: 'Self Portrait at the Age of 63'
Artist
1577 - 1640
Peter Paul Rubens
Artist
1859 - 1891
Artist
1724 - 1806
George Stubbs
Artist
active about 1506; died 1576
Titian
Artist
1775 - 1851
Artist
about 1397 - 1475
Artist
1599 - 1641
Anthony van Dyck
Artist
active 1422; died 1441
Jan van Eyck
Artist
1853 - 1890
Vincent van Gogh
Artist
1599 - 1660
Diego Velázquez
Artist
1632 - 1675