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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 Castello, el Bergamasco, had also worked for Philip II and died in Madrid in 1569. Besides training with his family, Félix was a close disciple of Vicente Carducho, and he maintained ties to that mas

La Tour, Georges de
Vic-sur-Seille, 1593 - Luneville, 30/01/1652
La Tour, Georges de
Vic-sur-Seille, 1593 - Luneville, 30/01/1652

The artist was born in a small town in the Duchy of Lorraine, an independent territory in the Germanic Holy Roman Empire, a century and a half before it became part of France. A baker's son, he is documented for the first time in 1616. In 1617 he married the daughter of Jean Le Nerf, silversmith to the reigning duke. One of his sons was Etienne de La Tour, also a painter, who assisted him in the f

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