Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (March 28 or April 6, 1483 – April 6, 1520), known as Raphael, was an Italian painter and architect of the High Renaissance. His work is admired for its clarity of form, ease of composition, and visual achievement of the Neoplatonic ideal of human grandeur. Together with Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, he forms the traditional trinity of great masters of that period.
Born: 1483; Urbino, Italy Places are defined in terms of modern geography.
Died: 1520; Rome, Italy Places are defined in terms of modern geography.
- Active Years: 1499 - 1520 Nationality: Italian
- Art Movement: High Renaissance Painting School: Umbrian school
- Field: painting, architecture
- Influenced by: Albrecht Durer, Paolo Uccello, Luca Signorelli, Michelangelo, Hans Memling
- Teachers: Pietro Perugino. Pupils: Giulio Romano
- Friends and Co-workers: Albrecht Durer, Sebastiano del Piombo