Raphael (1483-1520) was an artist, architect, and leading figure of the Italian High Renaissance.
- His father was also an artist and painted for the court of Urbino.
- He trained under Pietro Perugino and was dubbed a ‘fully trained master’ at the age of 17.
- Raphael lived a nomadic lifestyle before being invited to the Vatican by the pope.
- He took over as architect of St. Peter’s in Rome after Bramante’s death.
- Giorgio Vasari wrote that Rapahel’s workshop consisted of 50 pupils and assistants.
Raphael Famous Paintings:
- The School of Athens (1511)
- Sistine Madonna (1512)
- Transfiguration (1520)
- Madonna and Child with the Book (1502-1503)
- Madonna and Child with Saint John the Baptist (1507)
- The Triumph of Galatea (1514)
- The Marriage of the Virgin (1504)