Art Era Timelines

Pieter Bruegel's The Way to Calvary

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Art Timelines:

Simple Timeline of some Famous Artists 

Famous Artist Timeline

  • Famous Artist Timeline for 2013
  • 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
  • Dates, name and a thumbnail of one of their famous art works

Art Movements through the Ages Timeline

This is a large timeline and very comprehensive.  I spiral bound mine into an art era book!

I have provided a basic definition of each art movement and included the dates and  names of  the founders and eminent artists of that movement. Each artist has a thumbnail of their work. I have placed each art movement on a new page for clarity and so you can the study of different eras separately.

Due to the size of the files I have broken the timeline into 4 sections.  Click on the underlined headings for your download.

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.

(View the original post here.)

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.

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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

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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

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How to use the timeline:

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  • Print out and bind as an Art Book of Centuries, or add these pages to a student’s own Book of Centuries.
  • Cut and paste the pages side-by-side as an art timeline. (It’ll be huge!)
  • Cut out and add the artists and their art work thumbnails to a dedicated art timeline or an existing timeline.
  • Cut the artists thumbnails and laminate them as 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?

25 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.

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