Spain has long since been a paradise for art lovers. And why not, for the country served as the home of some of the most famous and prolific painters of the world, including El Greco, Deigo Velazquez, Francisco Goya, Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso! Interestingly, Spanish paintings and painters evolved extensively. From painting traditional themes to taking up obscure subjects, Spanish painters touched all forms of the art. Impressionism led way to symbolist painting which in turn opened doors for the surrealist movement. During the 20th century, Spanish art reached the zenith as supremely talented and gifted artists such as Picasso, Dali and Gris left a significant impression on Spanish and world art. It was in 16th century that El Greco came up with his masterpiece ‘The Burial of Count Orgaz’. The 17th century Spain saw the emergence of Diego Velazquez who earned much popularity in the heart of art lovers for his religious and mythological paintings. While Francisco Goya dominated much of the 18th century with his powerful engravings, 19th century was a dimmed phase excepting for Joaquin Sorolla’s works. However, it was compensated by 20th century painters Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali and Joan Miro who created magic on canvas. With this segment, find out in details about the life and works of Spanish painters.
Pablo PicassoPablo Picasso
25 October 1881
Francisco GoyaFrancisco Goya
30 March 1746

Joan MiróJoan Miró
20 April 1893

El GrecoEl Greco
01 October 1541

Salvador DaliSalvador Dali
11 May 1904
Surrealist Painter

Juan GrisJuan Gris
23 March 1887
Diego VelazquezDiego Velázquez (Painter)
06 June 1599

Santiago CalatravaSantiago Calatrava
28 July 1951
Architect, sculptor, painter

Geoffrey HolderGeoffrey Holder
01 August 1930

Paloma PicassoPaloma Picasso
19 April 1949
Entrepreneur, Choreographer, Painter, Jewellery
Joaquín SorollaJoaquín Sorolla
27 February 1863
Painter, University teacher

Remedios VaroRemedios Varo
16 December 1908
Bartolomé Esteban MurilloBartolomé Esteban Murillo
31 December 1617

César ManriqueCésar Manrique
24 April 1919
Painter, Architect, Sculptor

Francisco de ZurbaránFrancisco de Zurbarán
07 November 1598
Jusepe de RiberaJusepe de Ribera
12 January 1591

Antoni TàpiesAntoni Tàpies
13 December 1923
Eduardo ChillidaEduardo Chillida
10 January 1924
Sculptor, Association football player

Luis RoyoLuis Royo
20 May 1954
painter, illustrator

Juan de ParejaJuan de Pareja
1606 AD
painter, artist
Antonio López GarcíaAntonio López García
06 January 1936
Painter, Sculptor, University teacher

Marià FortunyMarià Fortuny
11 June 1838
Juan Sánchez CotánJuan Sánchez Cotán

Juan de FlandesJuan de Flandes

Alonso BerrugueteAlonso Berruguete

Luis de MoralesLuis de Morales
Francisco PachecoFrancisco Pacheco
Alonso Sánchez CoelloAlonso Sánchez Coello

Vicente Juan MasipVicente Juan Masip

Juan Pantoja de la CruzJuan Pantoja de la Cruz

Fernando GallegoFernando Gallego
Francisco LópezFrancisco López

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Juan RamírezJuan Ramírez

Diego LópezDiego López

Antón LamazaresAntón Lamazares
02 January 1954
Spanish painter

Julio GonzálezJulio González
21 September 1876
sculptor, painter
Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i DomènechSalvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech
11 May 1904
Surrealist painter