A rather vague and very general descriptive term for skillful, fully trained European artists who worked before 1800. The term has also come to be loosely applied to any revered deceased European artist of pre-modernist styles. Included as an Old Master would be Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519), Rembrandt Van Rijn (1606-1669), Diego Velazquez (1599-1660), Titian (1483-1490), and El Greco. Source: Wikipedia; ASkART database (LPD)<br><br>Traditionally, a distinguished maker of pictures or sculptures who was active before 1700 ? during the Renaissance, Mannerist and Baroque periods, especially Italian, Dutch and Flemish artists. Today the term is also being used to refer to recognized masters of the eighteenth century.Also see canon, Dutch art, and master.