Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (1452-1519), Italian Reaissance man, High Renaissance.
Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (1475-1564), Italian Sculpture, painter, architecture, and poetry, High Renaissance.
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610), Italian painter, Baroque.
Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), Flemish painter, Baroque.
Diego Velazquez (1599-1660), Spanish painter, Baroque.
Sir Anthony Van Dyck (1599-1641), a Flemish Baroque artist.
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (1606-1669) Dutch paintier and etcher, Golden Age Baroque.
Johannes Vermeer, (1632-1675), Dutch Republic (now Netherlands), Dutch painter, Golden Age Baroque.
Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792), English portrait painter, Rococo.
Jacques-Louis David (1748-825) influential French painter, Neoclassicism.
Sir Henry Raeburn (1756-1823), Scottish portrait painter, Baroque influenced.
Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780-1867), French Neoclassical painter.
Asher Brown Durand (1796-1886), American landscape painter, Hudson River School.
Paul Delaroche (1797-1856), a French Neoclassical painter.
Thomas Cole (1801-1848), American landscape painter and founder of the Hudson River School.
John Frederick Kensett (1816 – December 14, 1872), American artist and engraver, Hudson River School.
Sanford Robinson Gifford (1823-1880), American landscape painter, Hudson River School.
Alexandre Cabanel (1823-1889) French painter, Academicism.
Jean Leon Gerome (1824-1904) French painter and sculptor, Academicism, Orientalism movement.
William-Adolphe Bouguereau (pronounced, boo grow) (1825-1905), French painter, Realism.
Charles Bargue (1826 or 27-1883) French artist, Academicism, Orientalism movement.
Frederic Edwin Church (1826-1900), American landscape painter, Hudson River School.
Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902), German-born American landscape painter, Hudson River School.
Ivan Shishkin (1832-1898), Russian realist landscape painter.
Leon Bonnat (1833-1922), French painter, early influenced by Spanish Baroque and later by French Realism.
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836-1912) Dutch born British painter, Academicism.
Carlos Duran (1837-1917), French painter and art instructor, director of the French Academy in Rome.
Ivan Nikolaevich Kramskoi (1837-1887), Russian realist painter and art critic.
Ilya Yefimovich Repin (1844-1930), was a Russian-Ukrainian realist painter.
John Singer Sargent (1856-1925), American portrait painter, Alla Prima Realism.
Émile Friant (1863-1932), French artist, Realism.
LIVING FINE ARTISTS:
Dennis Drummond (b. 1942), Abstract and Realist
Marvin Mattelson (b. 1947), Contemporary Academic Realist, Portratist
Anthony Ryder (1957), Contemporary Academic Realist
Jacob Collins (b. 1964), Contemporary Academic Realist
Max Brödel (1870-941) German Academic Artist, American Medical Artist, medical realism.
Tom Jones (1885-1941), American/French Academy Artist, American Medical Artist, medical realist.
Frank Netter (1906 -1991), American Fine, Commerical and Medical artist, realisim.
Franz Batke (1903-1983), (Vienna Academy of Fine Arts), Austria Academic Painter & Medical artist, realist.
Russell Drake (1896-1990), American Medical Illustrator
Gerald P. Hodge (1920-2012), American Medical Illustrator
Willard Shepard (1886-?), American Medical Illustrator
Mary Maciel (1906-1990), American Medical Illustrator
Dave Mascaro (1940-2015), American Medical Illustrator
Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), American Illustrator, Realist Academic Painter
Olivia De Berardinis (b. 1948), American Illustrator, Realist Airbrush Artist
Chris F. Payne (b. 1956), American Illustrator, Realist Caricature Artist
Mark Fredrickson (b. 1958), American Illustrator, Realist Airbrush Artist
Steve Driscoll (b. 1963), American Illustrator, Realist Airbrush Artist