Mankato Museum of Arts

New Exhibit: Renaissance Artists and Their Works

Meet Famous Renaissance Artists and Their Works

At the Mankato Museum of Arts, a new exhibit will be coming for only a short period of time! Get your museum passes for free admission to this tour of the Renaissance Era and different artists and their works!

Limited time exhibit: June 21- July 14

Phone: 507-934-1268


Jean Fouquet 1420-1481

Jean Fouquet was a French artist during the Renaissance Era. He was born in Tours, France in 1420. At a young age, he began painting and wanted to pursue that career. He traveled to Italy to study art there and followed Italian artists and their techniques. After traveling back to France, he created his own style of painting which included Italian influences as well as precision and detail from Flemish artists. King Louis iX took notice and named him the Royal Painter in 1474. Fouquet is known for his famous miniature paintings and panel paintings.

Leonardo da Vinci 1452-1519

Leonardo da Vinci was born in Vinci, Italy in 1452 and was raised by his father and stepmothers. At the age of 14, he became an apprentice to an artist and by 20 years old, he knew all the tricks to the trade of art. Over those 6 years, he had learned many different skills including metalworking, leather arts, carpentry, drawing and sculpting. He had become a master artist. Da Vinci was, and still is, one of the most inspirational Renaissance artists.
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Jean Clouet 1480-1541

Jean Clouet was a famous French artist. Though he lived in France for most of his life, he was originally from Belgium. Because of his origins, he included some Flemish techniques in his artwork, along with French techniques. In 1516, he became a chief painter to Francois I. Clouet was famous for his oil paintings, miniatures and portraits and for including colored chalks and pastels in his works. Clouet was also known for not signing or finishing many his works.

Francois Clouet 1510-1572

Francois Clouet is the son of Jean Clouet, and like father like son, he also became a famous artist. He was born in France and lived there his whole life. When he was of age, he took his fathers place as chief painter in Francois I court and continued to serve in the royal court for Henry II, Francois II and Charles IX. Like his father, he became a master of painting miniatures and portraits, but Francois included more detail in his portraits with facial features. He also did not sign or finish some of his works.