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Ligozzi, Jacopo
Verona, 1547 - Florence, 1627
Ligozzi, Jacopo
Verona, 1547 - Florence, 1627

Ligozzi grew up in a family of painters and artisans in Verona, and arrived in Florence around 1577, at the invitation of Francesco I de' Medici, to work as court decorator, designing tapestries, obje [+]

Benso, Giulio
Pieve Di Teco, Liguria, 1592 - Pieve Di Teco, Liguria, 1668
Benso, Giulio
Pieve Di Teco, Liguria, 1592 - Pieve Di Teco, Liguria, 1668

On his arrival in Genoa in c. 1605, Benso sought the protection of Gian Carlo Doria, in whose household he found lodgings. On Doria's recommendation, Benso was apprenticed to Giovanni Battista Paggi ( [+]

Sánchez Cotán, Juan
Orgaz, Toledo, 1560 - Granada, 1627
Sánchez Cotán, Juan
Orgaz, Toledo, 1560 - Granada, 1627

The earliest Spanish painter with extant still lifes, most of which were painted before 1603. Baptized in his hometown’s parish church on June 25, 1560, he lived and worked in Toledo. He may have been [+]

Peeters, Clara
Antwerp (?), Ca. 1588/90 - Antwerp (?), Post. 1621
Peeters, Clara
Antwerp (?), Ca. 1588/90 - Antwerp (?), Post. 1621

Because all the information that we have on Clara Peeters comes from her paintings, we have to content ourselves with trying to piece together a limited biography. Her first picture dates from 1607. H [+]

Passignano
Passignano, 1559 - Florence, 1638
Passignano
Passignano, 1559 - Florence, 1638

He studied in Florence under Girolamo Macchietti (1535-1592) and Giovanni Battista Naldini (c. 1537-1591), but his principal master was Federico Zuccaro (1540/41-1609), whit whom he worked from 1575 t [+]

Claude (Lorrain, byname of Claude Gellée)
Chamagne, Ca. 1600 - Rome, 1682
Claude (Lorrain, byname of Claude Gellée)
Chamagne, Ca. 1600 - Rome, 1682

The artist trained in his place of birth (initially as a patissier, it seems). Around 1617 he went to Rome and shortly afterwards left for Naples, where he studied under Goffredo Wals for two years or [+]

Lanchares, Antonio de
Madrid?, Doc. 1590 - Madrid? (Spain), Doc. 1630
Lanchares, Antonio de
Madrid?, Doc. 1590 - Madrid? (Spain), Doc. 1630

In 1639, this painter and disciple of Eugenio Cajés -he was probably José Lanchares's brother- was working for the archbishop of Toledo. Jusepe Martínez indicates that he spent time in Italy at some p [+]

Hamen y León, Juan van der
Madrid, 1596 - Madrid, 1631
Hamen y León, Juan van der
Madrid, 1596 - Madrid, 1631

Despite his early death, considerable documentation of his life still exists today. We know he was born to a Flemish family and, like his father, he was a member of the Guardia de Arqueros, a corps de [+]

González, Bartolomé
Valladolid (Spain), 1564 - Madrid (Spain), 1627
González, Bartolomé
Valladolid (Spain), 1564 - Madrid (Spain), 1627

This Spanish painter was a disciple of Patricio Cajés in Valladolid, and of Juan Pantoja de la Cruz, whom he succeeded to the post of royal painter along with Rodrigo de Villandrando, Pedro Antonio Vi [+]

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 [+]

Corte, Juan de la
Antwerp (Belgium), 1585 - Madrid (Spain), 1662
Corte, Juan de la
Antwerp (Belgium), 1585 - Madrid (Spain), 1662

Nothing is known of this Flemish-born Spanish painter's early training. The biographer of Spanish painters, Palomino, affirmed that he was born in Spain, but this was disproved by his testament, which [+]

Castello, Félix
Madrid (Spain), 1595 - Madrid (Spain), 1651
Castello, Félix
Madrid (Spain), 1595 - Madrid (Spain), 1651

He was born to a family of Italian artists. His father, Fabricio, was one of the painters who came to Spain to work at El Escorial and later married a Spanish woman. His grandfather, Giovanni Battista [+]

Caro, Francisco
Sevilla (Spain), H.1627 - Madrid (Spain), 1667
Caro, Francisco
Sevilla (Spain), H.1627 - Madrid (Spain), 1667

Following the death of his father and teacher, Francisco López Caro, he moved to Madrid where, according to Palomino, he studied with Alonso Cano. In Saint Francis of Assisi in the Porziuncola with t [+]

Carducho, Vicente
Florence (Italy), Ca. 1576 - Madrid (Spain), 1638
Carducho, Vicente
Florence (Italy), Ca. 1576 - Madrid (Spain), 1638

This Italian painter had a fecund and influential career at court in Madrid, especially with religious works whose initial Counter-Reformation classicism evolved towards a sometimes highly intense nat [+]

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