Painters in History

Historical Events

  • 1544-11-10 Flemish painter Jan Matsys banished from Antwerp for religious beliefs
  • 1594-04-15 Fleming Pieter Stevens appointed royal painter of Rudolf II (Prague)
  • 1597-02-24 Flemish painter Frederick of Valckenborch becomes porter of Frankfurt-on-Main

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1656-07-26 Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn declares he is insolvent

  • 1808-05-03 Day depicted by Spanish painter Goya in his "The of 3rd of May" (painted 1814)

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1886-02-13 Painter Thomas Eakins resigns from Philadelphia Academy of Art after controversial over use of male nudes in a coed art class

Painter Thomas Eakins
Painter
Thomas Eakins

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1888-12-23 Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh cuts off his left ear with a razor, and sends it to a prostitute for safe keeping

  • 1891-04-01 Painter Gauguin leaves Marseille for Tahiti
  • 1891-06-09 Painter Gauguin arrives in Papeete, Tahiti
  • 1892-02-02 Bottle cap with cork seal patented by William Painter (Baltimore)
  • 1900-10-19 Painter Henry O Tanner wins Medal of Honor at Paris Exposition
  • 1912-03-22 Agnes Martin, Macklin Canada, Canadian-American abstract painter
  • 1924-05-18 Maya Kuzminichna Kopitseva, Gagry Russia, painter of the Leningrad school.
  • 1970-11-27 Pope Paul VI wounded in chest during a visit to Philippines by a dagger-wielding Bolivian painter disguised as a priest

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1994-02-12 "The Scream" by Norwegian painter Edvard Munch (1893 pastel version) is stolen in Oslo

Painter and Print Maker Edvard Munch
Painter and Print Maker
Edvard Munch

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2007-12-20 The painting Portrait of Suzanne Bloch (1904), by the Spanish artist Pablo Picasso, was stolen from the São Paulo Museum of Art, along with O Lavrador de Café, by the major Brazilian modernist painter Candido Portinari.

Painter Pablo Picasso
Painter
Pablo Picasso
  • 2012-05-02 'The Scream', by Norwegian painter Edvard Munch (a pastel version) sells at auction for $119,922,500

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 995

  • 1036-12-19 Su Tung-p'o, China, poet/essayist/painter/calligrapher
  • 1401-12-21 Tommaso Masaccio, Italian painter (d. 1428)
  • 1445-03-01 Sandro Botticelli, Florentine Renaissance painter (Birth of Venus), probable date of birth
  • 1449-01-11 Domenico Ghirlandajo, Italy, renaissance painter

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1452-04-15 Leonardo da Vinci, Italian painter, sculptor, scientist and visionary, born in Vinci, Florence, Italy (d. 1519)

Painter, Scientist & Visionary Leonardo da Vinci
Painter, Scientist & Visionary
Leonardo da Vinci
  • 1471-05-21 Albrecht Durer, Nornberg Germany, Renaissance painter/print maker
  • 1472-03-28 Fra Bartolomeo/Fra Bartolommeo, monk, Florentine Renaissance painter (d. 1517)
  • 1474-10-13 Mariotto di Bigio di Bindo Albertinelli, Italian painter

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1475-03-06 Michelangelo, Italian sculptor, painter, architect and poet of the High Renaissance (David, Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel), born in Caprese, Tuscany (d. 1564)

Sculptor and Painter Michelangelo
Sculptor and Painter
Michelangelo
  • 1476-08-28 Motonoboe, Japanese painter (Kano-school)
  • 1481-03-07 Baldassare Peruzzi, Italian architect and painter (d. 1537)
  • 1483-03-28 Raphael Sanzio, Italian painter and master builder (Madonna Sistina School of Athens), born in Urbino, (d. 1520) Gregorian calendar date

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1483-04-06 Raphael Sanzio, Italian painter and master builder (Madonna Sistina, School of Athens), born in Urbino (d. 1520) Julian calendar date

Italian painter and architect Raphael
Italian painter and architect
Raphael
  • 1486-07-14 Andrea del Sarto, Italy, painter (Recollets)
  • 1494-03-01 Il Bacchiacca, [Franceso Ubertini], Italian painter
  • 1494-05-25 Jacopo Pontormo II, Italy, painter (Sepulture of Christ)
  • 1495-08-01 Jan van Scorel, Schoorl Holland, Dutch painter/architect
  • 1502-08-04 Pieter Coecke van Aelst, Flemish painter/carpet designer
  • 1503-11-17 Il Bronzino, Florentine painter (Eleanor de Toledo & her Son)
  • 1511-07-30 Giorgio Vasari, Italy, painter/art historian (Vasari's Lives)
  • 1515-10-04 Lucas Cranach, the Younger, German painter
  • 1518-09-29 Tintoretto, Italian painter
  • 1527-11-18 Luca Cambiaso, Italian painter/sculptor
  • 1529-09-01 Taddeo Zuccari, Italian painter
  • 1535-05-03 Alessandro "Agnolo" Allori, Italian painter/carpet designer
  • 1539-04-17 Tobias Stimmer, Swiss painter/cartoonist (Comedia)
  • 1543-02-16 Kano Eitoku, Japanese painter (d. 1590)
  • 1548-03-18 Cornelis Ketel, Dutch portrait painter/poet
  • 1552-08-24 Lavinia Fontana, Italian painter (d. 1614)
  • 1555-04-21 Ludovico Carracci, Italian painter (d. 1619)
  • 1559-09-12 Lodovico Cardi da Cigoli, Italian painter/architect
  • 1560-11-03 Annibale Carracci, Italian painter (d. 1609)
  • 1564-12-24 Abraham C Bloemaert, painter/cartoonist/engraver
  • 1567-05-01 Michiel Jansz van Mierevelt, Dutch royal painter
  • 1574-01-23 Lucas I Franchoys, Belgian painter
  • 1575-11-04 Guido Reni, Italian painter (d. 1642)
  • 1576-05-17 Ferdinand van Apshoven, the Older, Flemish painter, baptized
  • 1577-06-28 Peter Paul Rubens, Flemish Baroque painter (Circumcision), born in Siegen (d. 1640)
  • 1577-10-17 Cristofano Allori, Italian painter (Judith)
  • 1578-03-17 Francesco Albana, Italian painter (Mary's Ascension)
  • 1578-03-18 Adam Elsheimer, German painter/cartoonist/etcher, baptized
  • 1578-08-17 Francesco Albani, Italian painter (d. 1660)
  • 1579-11-11 Frans Snyders, Flemish animal painter
  • 1581-05-06 Frans Francken, the Younger, painter
  • 1581-10-21 Domenico Zampieri, Italian painter (d. 1641)
  • 1584-11-18 Gaspar de Crayer, Flemish painter, born in Antwerp
  • 1585-01-27 Hendrick Avercamp, Dutch painter (d. 1634)
  • 1587-01-16 Alexander Adriaenssen, Flemish painter
  • 1590-11-04 Gerard van Honthorst, Dutch painter
  • 1591-01-12 José Ribera/Jusepe de Ribera, Spanish painter and printmaker, nicknamed Lo Spagnoletto (d. 1652)
  • 1593-03-19 Georges de la Tour, French painter
  • 1593-07-08 Artemisia Gentileschi, Italian painter (d. 1653)
  • 1594-06-15 Nicolas Poussin, French painter (d. 1665)
  • 1595-02-02 Jacob van Campen, painter/architect (New Church, Amsterdam)
  • 1596-01-13 Jan J Goyen, Dutch landscape painter
  • 1596-05-09 Abraham van Diepenbeeck, painter
  • 1597-06-09 Pieter J Saenredam, architecture painter
  • 1597-07-31 Sebastian Stosskopf, Elzassisch painter, baptized
  • 1598-05-23 Claude Mellan, French engraver/cartoonist/painter, baptized
  • 1598-11-07 Francisco Zurbarán, Spanish painter (d. 1664)
  • 1599-01-12 Adrian van Utrecht, Flemish painter
  • 1599-03-22 Anthony Van Dyck, Flemish painter (Charles I of England), born in Antwerp, Spanish Netherlands (d. 1641)
  • 1599-06-06 Diego Velázquez, Spanish painter (d. 1660)
  • 1601-01-31 Pieter de Bloot, Dutch landscape painter
  • 1601-03-19 Alonzo Cano, Spanish painter/sculptor (Cathedral Granada)
  • 1602-03-07 Kano Tanju, Japanese painter (palaces, portraits)
  • 1602-05-26 Philippe de Champaigne, French painter (d. 1674)
  • 1605-04-08 Louis de Vadder, Flemish painter
  • 1606-05-06 Lorenzo Lippi, [Perlone Zipoli], poet/painter

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1606-07-15 Rembrandt van Rijn, Dutch painter (Night Watch), born in Leiden, Netherlands (d. 1669)

  • 1607-10-24 John Lievensz, painter/etcher/wood carver
  • 1607-11-19 Erasmus Quellinus II, [Quellien], Flemish painter/etcher
  • 1609-07-28 Judith J Leyster, Dutch house painter, baptised
  • 1609-08-29 Sassoferrato, [Giovanni B Salvi], Italian painter (Madonna)
  • 1610-03-04 William Dobson, English portraitist and painter (d. 1646)
  • 1610-03-19 Hasegawa Tohaku, Japanese painter
  • 1610-12-15 David Teniers II, Flemish courtpainter (Theatrum Pictorium)
  • 1613-04-07 Gerard Dou, Dutch painter (Night School) (d. 1675)
  • 1614-02-23 Jacob Colijn(s), Dutch coat of arms painter
  • 1615-01-25 Govert Flinck, Dutch painter (Isaac blesses Jacob)
  • 1615-06-20 Salvatore Rosa, Italian painter/musician [or 7/21]
  • 1615-06-27 Johann Paul Schor, German Baroque painter
  • 1616-11-19 Eustache Le Sueur, French painter
  • 1619-05-24 Philips Wouwerman(s), Dutch painter
  • 1619-11-03 Willem Kalf, Rotterdam Neth, painter (still lifes)
  • 1619-11-15 Philips Koninck, Amsterdams painter/etcher
  • 1620-05-23 Pieter Neefs, the Younger, Flemish painter, baptized
  • 1620-10-01 Nicolaes Pietersz Berchem, Dutch landscape painter/etcher
  • 1620-10-20 Aelbert Cuyp, Dutch painter (d. 1691)
  • 1621-08-19 Gerbrand van den Eeckhout, Dutch painter (d. 1674)
  • 1622-02-13 Adam Pijnacker, landscape painter/etcher, baptized
  • 1622-02-27 Rembrandt Carel Fabritius, Dutch painter
  • 1622-11-30 Thomas of Apshoven, Flemish painter, baptized
  • 1623-05-30 Wallerand Vaillant, painter/engraver, baptized
  • 1625-11-20 Paulus Potter, Dutch painter (d. 1654)
  • 1626-01-16 Lucas Achtschellinck, Flemish painter (d. 1699)
  • 1626-01-25 John van de Cappelle, Amsterdam, landscape painter
  • 1626-04-05 Jan van Kessel, Flemish painter
  • 1627-08-02 Samuel Dircksz van Hoogstraten, Dutch painter
  • 1628-01-10 Jan Theunisz Blanckerhoff, [Jan Maet], seascape painter)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1842-07-09 American writer "The Scarlett Letter" Nathaniel Hawthorne (38) marries painter and illustrator Sophia Peabody (33) in the Peabody's home, Boston

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1863-10-28 Painter Edouard Manet (31) weds Suzanne Leenhoff (34)

Impressionist painter Edouard Manet
Impressionist painter
Edouard Manet

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1870-03-28 Impressionist Painter Claude Monet (29) weds model Camille Doncieux in Paris

Impressionist Painter Claude Monet
Impressionist Painter
Claude Monet

HeartWedding of Interest

1871-06-14 Impressionist painter Camille Pissarro (40) weds Julie Vellay in London

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1884-01-19 Painter Thomas Eakins (39) weds painter and photographer Susan Macdowell (32) in a Quaker ceremony

Painter Thomas Eakins
Painter
Thomas Eakins

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1886-04-28 Painter Paul Cézanne (47) weds Marie-Hortense Fiquet (36)

French Painter Paul Cézanne
French Painter
Paul Cézanne

HeartWedding of Interest

1887-11-09 Painter Grandma Moses (27) weds Thomas Salmon Moses in New York

Primitive Painter Grandma Moses
Primitive Painter
Grandma Moses

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1890-04-14 Painter Pierre Auguste Renoir (49) weds Aline Victorine Charigot

Painter & Sculptor Pierre Auguste Renoir
Painter & Sculptor
Pierre Auguste Renoir

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1898-01-10 Painter Henri Matisse (28) weds Amélie Noellie Parayre

Impressionist Painter Henri Matisse
Impressionist Painter
Henri Matisse

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1927-06-08 Painter Marcel Duchamp (39) weds Lydie Sarazin-Lavassor

Painter and Sculptor Marcel Duchamp
Painter and Sculptor
Marcel Duchamp

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1929-08-21 Painter Diego Rivera (42) weds fellow artist Frida Kahlo (22)

Painter Diego Rivera
Painter
Diego Rivera

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1934-01-30 Painter Salvador Dali (30) weds Gala Dali (39) in a civil ceremony in Paris

Painter Salvador Dali
Painter
Salvador Dali

HeartWedding of Interest

1945-10-25 Painter Jackson Pollock (33) weds painter Lee Krasner (27)

  • 1954-01-16 Painter Marcel Duchamp (66) weds Alexina Duchamp (48) in New York City
  • 1961-10-14 Howard Allen Frances (Anne) O'Brien (20) best-selling author (The Vampire Chronicles) marries poet and painter Stan Rice (21)

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1970-06-29 Medical researcher Jonas Salk (55) weds painter and author Françoise Gilot (48) in Paris

Medical Researcher and Virologist Jonas Salk
Medical Researcher and Virologist
Jonas Salk
  • 1973-07-06 "The Avengers" actress Diana Rigg (35) weds Israeli painter Menachen Gueffen (43)
  • 2010-08-28 "Pretty Little Liars" actor Chad Lowe (42) weds film producer Kim Painter at Terranea Resort in Los Angeles
  • 2014-04-11 Actor and painter Titus Welliver (53) weds former model Jose Stemkens at Saddle Peak Lodge in Calabasas, California

Famous Divorces

  • 2000-05-25 Television producer and director Mark Tinker (49) divorces actress and painter Kristin Harmon (54) after 12 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 921

  • 1101-07-28 Su Tung-p'o, Chinese poet/essayist/painter/calligrapher, dies at 64
  • 1336-01-08 Giotto di Bondone, Italian Renaissance painter, dies at about 71
  • 1426-09-18 Hubert [Huybrecht] van Eyck, painter, dies
  • 1441-07-09 Jan/Johannes van Eyck, Flemish painter (Lamb Gods), dies
  • 1444-04-26 Robert Campin, South Neth painter/porter of Doornik, dies at about 65
  • 1455-02-18 Fra Angelico, Italian monk/painter, dies
  • 1460-05-09 Jean Lavite, Atrechts painter, dies
  • 1464-06-18 Rogier van der Weyden, Flemish painter, dies at 65
  • 1475-05-06 Dieric Bouts, Dutch painter, dies at about 64
  • 1488-10-07 Andrea del Verrochio, sculptor/painter/goldsmith, dies at about 52
  • 1491-02-02 Martin Schongauer, German painter, dies at 40
  • 1492-10-12 Piero della Francesca, Italian painter
  • 1494-08-11 Hans Memling, [John Memlinc], Flemish painter (Passietaferelen), dies
  • 1494-11-08 Melozzo da Forli, Italian painter, dies at about 56
  • 1496-07-08 Benedetto Bonfiglio, Italian painter, dies
  • 1497-07-22 Francesco Botticini, Italian painter, dies at about 52
  • 1504-04-18 Filippino Lippi, Italian renaissance painter, dies at about 52
  • 1506-08-08 Sesshu Toyo, Zen monk/painter, dies in Yamaguchi Japan at 86
  • 1506-09-13 Andrea Mantegna, Italian painter
  • 1507-02-23 Gentile Bellini, Venetian painter (Sultan Mohammed II), dies at about 78 (burial date)
  • 1510-05-17 Sandro Botticelli, Florentine Renaissance painter (Birth of Venus), dies at about 65
  • 1510-10-25 Il Giorgione, [Giorgio del Castelfranco], Italian painter, dies at 32
  • 1515-11-05 Mariotto di Bigio di Bindo Albertinelli, Italian painter, dies at 41
  • 1516-08-09 Jeroen Bosch, painter (Garden of the Lusten), dies at 66
  • 1519-11-30 Michael Wolgemut, German painter (Weltchronik), dies at about 85
  • 1523-08-13 Gerard David, Flemish painter
  • 1524-10-15 Joachim Patinir, Flemish landscape painter, dies at about 45
  • 1528-04-06 Albrecht Durer, German painter/graphic artist, dies in Germany at 56
  • 1528-07-30 Jacopo d'antonio Negreti Palma, Italian painter, dies at about 48
  • 1530-09-29 Andrea del Sato, [d'Agnolo di Franceszo], Italian painter, dies at 44
  • 1531-01-22 Andrea del Sarto, Italian painter, dies at 44
  • 1534-03-05 Antonio da Correggio, Italian painter (b. 1489)
  • 1536-01-06 Baldassare Peruzzi, Italian architect/painter, dies
  • 1537-01-12 Lorenzo di Credi, Italian painter, dies
  • 1538-02-12 Albrecht Altdorfer, German painter, dies at about 57
  • 1540-08-24 Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola, Italian painter (b. 1503)
  • 1541-01-06 Bernard van Orley, Flemish royal painter of Hungary, dies at about 52
  • 1546-11-01 Giulio Romano, Italian painter/architect (Ondergang der Titanen), dies
  • 1547-06-21 Sebastiano del Piombo, Italian painter (b. 1485)
  • 1547-10-19 Pierino del Vaga, Italian painter, dies at about 46
  • 1550-12-06 Pieter Coecke van Aelst, Flemish painter, dies at 48
  • 1551-05-18 Domenico di Pace Beccafumi, Italian Renaissance-Mannerist painter (d. 1486)
  • 1553-10-16 Lucas Cranach Sr, German painter, dies at 81
  • 1553-10-19 Bonifazio Veronese/Veneziano, [de' Pitati], Italian painter, dies
  • 1557-01-02 Pontormo, Italian painter (b. 1494)
  • 1557-10-05 Il Bacchiacca, [Franceso Ubertini], Italian painter, dies at 63
  • 1562-12-06 Jan van Scorel, Dutch painter/architect, dies

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1564-02-18 Michelangelo, Italian sculptor, painter, architect and poet of the High Renaissance (David, Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel), dies at 88

Sculptor and Painter Michelangelo
Sculptor and Painter
Michelangelo
  • 1566-09-02 Taddeo Zuccari, Italian painter, dies at 37
  • 1568-06-05 Willem Key, painter, dies at about 47
  • 1569-09-05 Pieter Bruegel, South Netherlands painter, dies at about 44
  • 1570-10-01 Frans Floris, Flemish painter (b. 1520)
  • 1574-06-27 Giorgio Vasari, Italian painter and architect (b. 1511)
  • 1574-10-01 Maarten van Heemskerck, Dutch painter (Christ), dies at 76
  • 1575-06-02 Pieter Aertsen, [Long Worm], painter, dies at about 65
  • 1576-08-27 Titian, [Tiziano Vecelli], Italian painter, dies of plague
  • 1578-02-05 Giovanni B Moroni, Italian portrait painter, dies
  • 1579-12-21 Vicente Masip, Spanish painter
  • 1583-10-30 Pirro Ligorio, Italian architect/painter/archaeologist, dies at 83
  • 1584-01-04 Tobias Stimmer, Swiss painter/cartoonist/playwright, dies at 44
  • 1584-01-30 Pieter Jansz Pourbus, Flemish painter, dies
  • 1585-10-06 Luca Cambiaso, Italian painter/sculptor, dies
  • 1586-01-25 Lucas Cranach "the Young", German painter, dies at 70
  • 1588-04-19 Paolo Veronese (Cagliari), painter, dies
  • 1588-08-08 Alonso Sánchez Coello, Spanish painter
  • 1590-10-12 Kano Eitoku, Japanese painter (b. 1543)
  • 1592-02-13 Jacopo Bassano, Italian painter
  • 1592-03-10 Michiel Coxcie, Flemish (court)painter/carpet designer, dies
  • 1593-07-11 Giuseppe Arcimboldo, 1st surrealist painter, dies (birth date unkn)
  • 1594-05-31 Tintoretto, Italian Mannerist painter, dies at 75
  • 1595-01-05 Ercole Procaccini, Italian painter, dies
  • 1596-05-27 Tibaldi II, Italian painter/sculptor/architect, dies
  • 1597-02-02 Lucas van Valckenborch, Flemish painter, buried at about 61
  • 1600-02-13 Gian Paolo Lomazzo, Italian painter (b. 1538)
  • 1603-12-04 Maarten de Vos, Flemish painter, dies at about 71
  • 1606-09-02 Carel van Mander, Flemish painter/art historian, dies at 58
  • 1607-09-22 Alessandro Agnolo Allori, Italian painter/carpet designer, dies at 72
  • 1608-10-26 Juan Pantoja de la Cruz, Spanish royal painter, dies
  • 1609-07-15 Annibale Carracci, painter, dies
  • 1609-07-20 Federico Zuccari, Italian Mannerist painter, dies at about 69
  • 1610-12-11 Adam Elsheimer, German painter/cartoonist/etcher, buried at 32
  • 1611-04-01 Gillis van Valkenborch, Flemish painter, buried at about 72
  • 1612-01-27 Maarten van Valckenborch, Flemish painter, buried at about 77
  • 1614-08-11 Lavinia Fontana, Italian painter (b. 1552)
  • 1615-03-04 Hans von Aachen, German painter, dies
  • 1616-08-08 Cornelis Ketel, Dutch portrait painter/poet, buried at 68
  • 1617-01-01 Hendrick Goltzius, Dutch painter/cartoonist/engraver, dies
  • 1617-10-02 Isaac Oliver, miniature painter, dies
  • 1619-01-07 Nicholas Hilliard, English painter (bc. 1547)
  • 1619-04-16 Denijs Calvaert/Caluwaert, [Dionisio Fiamingo], Flemish painter, dies
  • 1619-11-13 Ludovico Carracci, Italian painter (b. 1555)
  • 1620-06-16 Carlo Saraceni, [Carlo Veniziano], Italian painter (Judith), dies
  • 1621-04-01 Cristofano Allori, Italian painter (b. 1577)
  • 1624-02-21 Dirck van Baburen, Dutch painter (Sepulture), dies at about 28
  • 1624-09-23 Willem Pietersz Buytewech, painter/etcher, dies at about 32
  • 1625-01-13 Pieter Bruegel "the Older", (Bloemenbruegel), Flemish painter, dies
  • 1625-11-14 Giulio C Procaccini, Italian sculptor/painter, dies
  • 1626-12-15 Adriaen de Vries, Dutch sculptor/painter, dies at about 70
  • 1627-07-01 Nathaniel Bacon, English painter, dies at 41
  • 1629-08-21 Camillo Procaccini, Italian painter/etcher, dies