The Famous Artist

His Background...

Raphael was born on April 6th, 1483 and died April 6th, 1520. In 1504, Raphael became Peruginos apprentice, 10 years later Pope Julius 2 hired him for Chief Architect. Raphaels father Giovanni dies when Raphael was only 11, so Raphael worked his fathers workshop in place of his father, some say that Raphael was unusually handsome. Raphael died in Rome, Italy.

Raphaels Achievments

Raphael was born in Urbino, Italy and is best known for his "Madonnas." They were a series of paintings that he made in a row, that were all amazing. He was a classical perfectionist and he used oil paint on wood. He was Eventually voted Director of all Excavations of Antiques.

Impact On Today

The Genius of the Renaissance...

Raphael was the greatest designer of the renaissance. He used realistic facial expressions and emotions on sculptures and paintings. His way on painting changed the way people looked at art, He changed the art world.

Interesting Facts...

~ He died when he was 37 Years old.

~ He loved Michaelangelo and his work, but Michaelangelo didn't like him or trust him.

~ Most of his paintings are at The Apostolic Palace of The Victan.

~ His last name was rarely used but his last name is Sanzio.

~ He had a fiance but never married because he died at such a young age.