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Espinosa, Juan de
Doc. 1628 - Doc. 1659
Espinosa, Juan de
Doc. 1628 - Doc. 1659

This painter, whose biography is unknown, may have been mainly active during the first half of the 17th century in Madrid. His name is cited in relation to other Madrid painters in documents dated 162 [+]

Arias, Ignacio
Madrid, Ca. 1618 - Madrid, 1653
Arias, Ignacio
Madrid, Ca. 1618 - Madrid, 1653

What little is known of this artist appears in documents that permanently locate him in Madrid. These documents list his marriage in 1636, the birth of his daughters, his work appraising paintings, an [+]

Zurbarán, Francisco de
Fuente de Cantos, Badajoz (Spain), 1598 - Madrid (Spain), 1664
Zurbarán, Francisco de
Fuente de Cantos, Badajoz (Spain), 1598 - Madrid (Spain), 1664

He learned art in Seville with Pedro Díaz de Villanueva (1614), but was undoubtedly friendly with Pacheco and Velázquez as well. History views him as the quintessential monastic painter, absolutely in [+]

Trometta
Pesaro, H. 1540 - Rome, H. 1610
Trometta
Pesaro, H. 1540 - Rome, H. 1610

While still a young artist, Trometta moved to Rome, where he trained in the workshop of the Zuccaro brothers. He was particularly influenced by the work of Taddeo Zuccaro (1529-1566) and, along with C [+]

Tavarone, Lazzaro
Genoa, H. 1556 - Genoa, 1641
Tavarone, Lazzaro
Genoa, H. 1556 - Genoa, 1641

A student of Luca Cambiaso (1527-85) from around the late 1560s, they both moved to Spain in 1583, when the master accepted an invitation to work for Philip II. Although Cambiaso died shortly thereaft [+]

Rubens, Peter Paul
Siegen, Westphalia (Germany), 1577 - Antwerp (Belgium), 1640
Rubens, Peter Paul
Siegen, Westphalia (Germany), 1577 - Antwerp (Belgium), 1640

No other 17th-century European painter combined artistic talent, social and economic success and a high cultural level like Rubens. Though primarily a painter, he also made numerous designs for prints [+]

Roelas, Juan de
Olivares, Sevilla (Spain), 1625
Roelas, Juan de
Olivares, Sevilla (Spain), 1625

His style suggests that he learned to paint in Italy, although there is no documentation of his presence in that country. In 1598 he worked in Valladolid, collaborating on the funeral monument to comm [+]

Reni, Guido
Calvezzano, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, 04/11/1575 - Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, 18/08/1642
Reni, Guido
Calvezzano, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, 04/11/1575 - Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, 18/08/1642

The triumph of Annibale's oeuvre in Rome paved the way for the disciples of the Carracci family to work at the court of the popes, especially when a cardinal of Bologna acceded to the papal throne as [+]

Nebbia, Cesare
Orvieto, H. 1536 - Orvieto, 1614
Nebbia, Cesare
Orvieto, H. 1536 - Orvieto, 1614

Nebbia was a prolific painter and draftsman, a student under Girolamo Muziano (1532-1592), but influenced also by Federico Zuccaro (1540/42-1609). Between 1562 and 1575 he worked continuously as a fre [+]

Lilio, Andrea
Ancona, Le Marche, Ca. 1570 - Ascoli Piceno, Le Marche, 1635
Lilio, Andrea
Ancona, Le Marche, Ca. 1570 - Ascoli Piceno, Le Marche, 1635

The sources on Lilio's early life are sparse and sometimes contradictory. As a youth he was already active in Rome, since he is recorded in 1583 as beginning work on the four Evangelists beneath the c [+]

Guerra, Giovanni
Modena, 1544 - Rome, 1618
Guerra, Giovanni
Modena, 1544 - Rome, 1618

Guerra arrived in Rome in 1562, where he became a member of the Accademia di S. Luca. He established a workshop with Cesare Nebbia (c. 1536-1614) and together they secured numerous papal commissions. [+]

El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos)
Candia, Crete (Greece), 1541 - Toledo (Spain), 1614
El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos)
Candia, Crete (Greece), 1541 - Toledo (Spain), 1614

This Spanish painter of Greek origin was born in the capital city of the Isle of Crete, which then belonged to the Republic of Venice. His family was Greek, but probably Catholic rather than Orthodox, [+]

Gentileschi, Artemisa
Rome, 1593 - Naples, 1652/3
Gentileschi, Artemisa
Rome, 1593 - Naples, 1652/3

This Italian painter learned art from her father, the artist Orazio Gentileschi, whose influence is particularly evident in her early works. Following a period in Florence (1614-1620), se settled in R [+]

Fernández, Gregorio
Sarriá, Lugo (Spain), 1576 - Valladolid (Spain), 1636
Fernández, Gregorio
Sarriá, Lugo (Spain), 1576 - Valladolid (Spain), 1636

The artistic tradition associated with Valladolid -which had reached such a high level in the 16th century- and the fact that it was the Spanish monarchy's favorite city between 1601 and 1606, was res [+]

Carreño de Miranda, Juan
Avilés, Asturias (Spain), 1614 - Madrid (Spain), 1685
Carreño de Miranda, Juan
Avilés, Asturias (Spain), 1614 - Madrid (Spain), 1685

Born into a noble family of the Principality of Asturias, Carreño de Miranda received his early training in Madrid at the workshop of Pedro de las Cuevas, where he may have coincided with Antonio de P [+]

Brueghel the Elder, Jan (Jan 'Velvet' Brueghel)
Brussels, 1568 - Antwerp, 1625
Brueghel the Elder, Jan (Jan 'Velvet' Brueghel)
Brussels, 1568 - Antwerp, 1625

Born to a family of extraordinary artists, he was the son of Pieter Brueghel the Elder and grandson of Pieter Coecke and Mayken Verhulst Bessermers. Tradition has it that she was his first teacher, as [+]

Arias Fernández, Antonio
Madrid, Ca. 1614 - Madrid, 1684
Arias Fernández, Antonio
Madrid, Ca. 1614 - Madrid, 1684

This precocious artist studied with Pedro de las Cuevas and, according to Palomino, he was only fourteen when he received his first commission: a retable for the Shod Carmelites in Toledo (lost). In 1 [+]

Arellano, Juan de
Santorcaz, Madrid, 1614 - Madrid, 1676
Arellano, Juan de
Santorcaz, Madrid, 1614 - Madrid, 1676

Arellano was born near the capital of the kingdom during the reign of Philip III, though there is no specific information about his early life. He is first documented in Madrid as a disciple of Juan d [+]

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