Art Era Timelines

You may freely download these pages for your own personal use!Art Era Timeline cover  I humbly ask you to respect my copyright. If you would like to share the files, please give the link back to this site.


The Art Era Timeline is a very comprehensive overview, with dates, eras, famous artists of each movement and a thumbnail example of their most eminent works. Different eras are on separate pages.  Due to the size of the Art Era Timeline file, I have broken the file into 4 downloads.

Art Era Timeline 1 Pre-Renaissance-18thC 9 page download includes these art movements

Gothic Art, Byzantine Art, The Early Renaissance, The High Renaissance, The Northern Renaissance, Mannerism, Baroque Art, The Rococo Style, Neoclassicism, Academic Art and Japanese Ukiyo-e.

Art Era Timeline 2 19thC – Late 19thC ~ 14 page download of the 19th Century Art Movement Timeline focuses on the following movements

Romanticism, The Hudson River School, The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, Victorian Classicism, The Arts and Crafts Movement, Symbolism, Realism, The Barbizon School, Impressionism, Tonalism, Post-Impressionism, Les Nabis, Pointillism and Fauvism.

Art Era Timeline 3 Early 20th C – Modern ~11 page download of the 20th Century to the start of Modern Art feature theses Art Movements

Late 19th/Early 20th Century Design, Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau, Les Nabis, The Golden Age of Illustration, Art Deco, Realism Reinvented, Ashcan School, Camden Town Group, American Scene, American Regionalism, Social Realism, The Canadian Group Of Seven, Magic Realism, Contemporary Realism, 20th Century till Modern Art, Modern Art Movements

Art Era 4 Timeline Modern ~ A large file – 18 pages featuring the following movements

Modernism, Expressionism, Die Brücke, Der Blaue Reiter, Die Neue Sachlichkeit ,Bauhaus, Cubism, Dada, Futurism, Neo-Plasticism, Surrealism, Precisionism, Art Deco, The Harlem Renaissance, Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Op Art, Arte Povera, Photorealism, Minimalism, The Sensation Show and Folk Art

Music and Art Timeline ~ a parallel view of Music and Art Eras through the Era

Music & Art Timeline Cover

Simple Famous Artist Timeline

Famous Artist Timeline

Featuring ~ Rembrandt van Rijn, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Caravaggio, Joseph Farquaharson, John James Audubon, Jules Breton, Albert Bierstadt, Elizabeth Gardener Bouguereau, William Bouguereau

How to use the timeline:

  • Print out and bind as is, or add to a Book of Centuries
  • Cut and paste the pages side-by-side/ under each other as an art timeline. (It’ll be huge!)
  • Add art work thumbnails to a timeline on a wall.
  • Cut the art works and paste them on cards and let children match the artists to the eras.

All information for this timeline came from

Have you downloaded all the other free Famous Artists and Impressionist Artists pages?

29 thoughts on “Art Era Timelines

  1. I LOVE these! Thanks so much for sharing them with us. It has obviously taken you a lot of time to put together, and you clearly have some expertise in this area as well. The 19th Century one is perfect for my history coop, where we are studying 19th Century World History. I hope you don’t mind, but I’m going to post your link on my blog as a fantastic resource!

    Thanks from Cary, North Carolina, USA (outside the capital city of Raleigh, NC)

  2. wow, this is a fabulous compilation of Art Information, I need to crash study for a wide variety of information and nearly everything I need to know is included in your PDFs! Thanks!

  3. Thanks so much for this valuable resource. For some time now, I’ve looked for an art timeline and just couldn’t find one. Yours is well worth the wait!

    Thanks so very much for sharing!!

  4. Thank you so much for doing and sharing this with us; it was a great aid for reviewing and remembering the periods and their most important artists and characteristics. It was of great help. Thank you :)

  5. Love your timeline! I have a fantastic history timeline that I’m putting together and yours will fit in beautifully! Now, I can include art and hopefully music in our study of history and all at the same time. I hope you won’t mind if I include a link to your site in my list of homeschooling sites that I have on my blog! I just HAVE to share such a fantastic site with other homeschooling families!!! Your material is JUST what I’ve been looking for.

  6. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You! I’ve been wanting something like these to teach my 4 year old who LOVES music. I’ve wanted to show him pictures of the people who composed the music he loves listening to, but haven’t had time. An excellent addition to his Music Notebook. Thank you for so generously charing your hard work! Much appreciation!

  7. So glad to have stumbled upon this page… What a generous thing to do– share your hard work with us. I teach geography and can really use the timelines because I try to incorporate art projects into the different regions and units that we do… Thanks again.

  8. Thank you for all the hard work you’ve done and shared :) Should the blue underlined words lead me to further things?

  9. Wow, I just stumbled upon these timelines in search for art history material for our homeschool group. These are simply fantastic! I am so grateful for all of your time and effort, I can see this was a lot of work. I will certainly be referring back to these wonderful references as I plan the school year. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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