Renaissance Painter


Raphael trained in painting with his father, Giovanni Santi. He learned in four years from master painter Perugino. Raphael’s mother (Magia de Battista Ciaria) died 8 years after he was born, and his father (Giovanni Santi) died 11 years after he was born.


Raphael was named successor to Bramante as chief architect, of the Vatican. Raphael painted Stanza della Segnatura. Raphael also painted "Madonna" the Virgin Mary (Jesus mom).

Impacts on today

Raphael influenced artist of the 1900.He made people think of personality when they saw his work.He changed the art world and also the way people look at art.


At the time of his death in Rome on Good Friday, 1520, at the age of 37, Raphael's art was developing in new directions, paralleled in his own very different way by Michelangelo in his Medici Chapel sculptures.

Born: April 06, 1483 in Urbino, Italy

Died: April 06, 1520 in Rome, Italy

Raphael’s funeral was grand, and was interred at the Pantheon. On his sarcophagus, it says, “Here lies that famous Raphael by whom nature feared to be conquered while he lived, and when he was dying, feared herself to die.”

Raphael (Raphael Sanzio)

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