Artist: Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci
Dates: 15 April 1452 – 2 May 1519
Title of Piece: Mona Lisa
Brief Biography: Da Vinci was a Renaissance Polymath painter, sculptor, architect, musician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, botanist and writer. Indeed a man of many talents. He is considered to be one of the greatest painters of all time. Only 15 or so of da Vinci’s paintings survive, predominantly due to his own self-criticism and perfectionist desires.