Antonello da Messina

1430 - 1479

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Antonello da Messina, properly Antonello di Giovanni di Antonio, but also called Antonello degli Antoni and Anglicized as Anthony of Messina (c. 1430 – February 1479), was a Sicilian painter from Messina, active during the Early Italian Renaissance. His work shows strong influences from Early Netherlandish painting, although there is no documentary evidence that he ever travelled beyond Italy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Antonello da Messina has received more than 199,232 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Antonello da Messina is the 161st most popular painter (up from 197th in 2019), the 547th most popular biography from Italy (up from 645th in 2019) and the 43rd most popular Italian Painter.

Antonello da Messina is most famous for his paintings of religious subjects. He was also a pioneer in the use of oil paint.

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Among painters, Antonello da Messina ranks 161 out of 1,428Before him are Thomas Gainsborough, Maurice de Vlaminck, Gustave Caillebotte, Maurice Utrillo, Fra Bartolomeo, and Jacob van Ruisdael. After him are Jacob Jordaens, Alexandre Cabanel, Giulio Romano, Niki de Saint Phalle, Lucas Cranach the Younger, and Eugène Boudin.

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Among people born in 1430, Antonello da Messina ranks 3Before him are Giovanni Bellini and Margaret of Anjou. After him are James II of Scotland, Carlo Crivelli, Heinrich Kramer, Edmund Tudor, 1st Earl of Richmond, Cosimo Tura, Dorothea of Brandenburg, Antoine Busnois, Justus van Gent, and Francesco Laurana. Among people deceased in 1479, Antonello da Messina ranks 1After him are John II of Aragon, Eleanor of Navarre, Jorge Manrique, Luciano Laurana, Antonio Rossellino, and Louis IX, Duke of Bavaria.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Antonello da Messina ranks 547 out of 4,088Before him are Fra Bartolomeo (1472), Baldassare Castiglione (1478), Giuseppe Peano (1858), Libius Severus (420), Tancred, Prince of Galilee (1072), and Lucullus (-118). After him are Berengar I of Italy (850), Giovanni da Verrazzano (1485), Pope John XVII (950), Matilda of Tuscany (1046), Pope Adrian III (800), and Maria Theresa of Naples and Sicily (1772).

Among PAINTERS In Italy

Among painters born in Italy, Antonello da Messina ranks 43Before him are Ambrogio Lorenzetti (1290), Umberto Boccioni (1882), Pontormo (1494), Filippino Lippi (1457), Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720), and Fra Bartolomeo (1472). After him are Giulio Romano (1499), Gentile Bellini (1429), Pinturicchio (1454), Lavinia Fontana (1552), Benozzo Gozzoli (1420), and Zeuxis (-500).