Venetian painter. Together with his brother Gentile he founded the Venetian school of painting in the early Renaissance.

  • 1435

    Born as son of the painter Jacopo Bellini in Venice

  • 1459–60

    Jacopo Bellini with possible contributions by Giovanni and Gentile Bellini: The Crucifixion, about 1459-60, egg tempera on panel, 28,6 x 57 cm

    © Photo Archive – Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia

  • 1475–80

    Giovanni Bellini: The Descent of Christ into Limbo,
    about 1475–80, oil on vellum on panel, 51,8 x 37,3 cm

    © Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, UK / Bridgeman Images

  • Ab 1479

    Works in the doge’s palace

  • 1483

    Named official painter of the Republic of Venice

  • 1514

    Giovanni Bellini with later additions by Dosso Dossi and Titian:
    The Feast of the Gods, 1514-29, oil on canvas, 170,2 x 188 cm

    © Image courtesy of the Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

  • 1516

    Dies on 29 November 1516 in Venice