Raphael was an Italian painter and architect during the renaissance. He was born in Urbino, Italy and died at a young age of 37. His father gave him his first instructions in painting. He was eight when his mother died and his father followed shortly after. Orphaned his uncle took him in.
This is one of his most famous painting called the "School of Athens". It is a congregation of the great philosophers and scientists of the ancient world.
Marriage Of The Virgin
Disputation of the Holy Sacrament
St George Fighting The Dragon
He was influential during the Renaissance because of his many art works. His artworks showed numerous aspects of the time in history.