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
Painter
Francisco GoyaFrancisco Goya
30 March 1746
Painters

El GrecoEl Greco
01 October 1541
Painter

Joan MiróJoan Miró
20 April 1893
Painter

Juan GrisJuan Gris
23 March 1887
Painter

Salvador DaliSalvador Dali
11 May 1904
Surrealist Painter
Diego VelazquezDiego Velázquez (Painter)
06 June 1599
Painter

Santiago CalatravaSantiago Calatrava
28 July 1951
Architect, sculptor, painter

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
Painter
Bartolomé Esteban MurilloBartolomé Esteban Murillo
31 December 1617
Painter

Francisco de ZurbaránFrancisco de Zurbarán
07 November 1598
Painter

Jusepe de RiberaJusepe de Ribera
12 January 1591
Painter

Antoni TàpiesAntoni Tàpies
13 December 1923
Painter

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

César ManriqueCésar Manrique
24 April 1919
Painter, Architect, Sculptor

Eduardo ChillidaEduardo Chillida
10 January 1924
Sculptor, Association football player

Bigas LunaBigas Luna
19 March 1946
Film Director
Juan Sánchez CotánJuan Sánchez Cotán
 

Luis RoyoLuis Royo
20 May 1954
painter, illustrator
Joaquín Torres-GarcíaJoaquín Torres-García
28 July 1874
Artist

Josep Maria SertJosep Maria Sert
21 December 1874
Muralist

Francisco PachecoFrancisco Pacheco
03 November 1564
Painter
Marià FortunyMarià Fortuny
11 June 1838
Painter

Alonso Sánchez CoelloAlonso Sánchez Coello
 
Juan de FlandesJuan de Flandes
 

Alonso CanoAlonso Cano
19 March 1601
Artist

Ignacio ZuloagaIgnacio Zuloaga
26 July 1870
Painter
Pedro BerruguetePedro Berruguete
1450 AD
Painter

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Bartolomé BermejoBartolomé Bermejo
1440 AD
Painter
Juan Martínez MontañésJuan Martínez Montañés
16 March 1568
Sculptor

Vicente Juan MasipVicente Juan Masip
 

Juan Carreño de MirandaJuan Carreño de Miranda
25 March 1614
Painter

Pablo GargalloPablo Gargallo
05 January 1881
Sculptor
Juan MuñozJuan Muñoz
17 June 1953
Sculptor
Luis de MoralesLuis de Morales
 

Alonso BerrugueteAlonso Berruguete
 

Cristóbal de VillalpandoCristóbal de Villalpando
1649 AD
Artist

Juan Pantoja de la CruzJuan Pantoja de la Cruz
1553 AD
Painter
Narcisse Virgilio DíazNarcisse Virgilio Díaz
20 August 1807
Painter

Pedro de MenaPedro de Mena
1628 AD
Sculptor

Antonio PalominoAntonio Palomino
1655 AD
Spanish painter

Gregorio FernándezGregorio Fernández
31 March 1576
Sculptor

Claudio CoelloClaudio Coello
02 March 1642
Painter
Manuel TolsáManuel Tolsá
04 May 1757
Architect

José Gutiérrez SolanaJosé Gutiérrez Solana
28 February 1886
Painter
Francisco RibaltaFrancisco Ribalta
02 June 1565
Painter

Francisco Herrera the ElderFrancisco Herrera the Elder
1576 AD
Painter

Pedro RoldánPedro Roldán
1624 AD
Sculptor
Fernando GallegoFernando Gallego
 

Juan RamírezJuan Ramírez
 
Esteban VicenteEsteban Vicente
20 January 1903
Painter

Francisco SalzilloFrancisco Salzillo
12 May 1707
Sculptor

Jaume HuguetJaume Huguet
1412 AD
Painter

Juan Fernández NavarreteJuan Fernández Navarrete
1526 AD
Painter

Francisco LópezFrancisco López
1556 AD
Painter
Damià FormentDamià Forment
31 October 1480
Architect

Francisco Herrera the YoungerFrancisco Herrera the Younger
1622 AD
Painter

José Vela ZanettiJosé Vela Zanetti
27 May 1913
Painter

Antón LamazaresAntón Lamazares
02 January 1954
Spanish painter
Baltasar de EchaveBaltasar de Echave
1558 AD
Painter

Luis TristánLuis Tristán
1586 AD
Painter
Gil de SiloéGil de Siloé
1440 AD
Sculptor

Juan GuasJuan Guas
1430 AD
Artist

Pablo de CéspedesPablo de Céspedes
1538 AD
Painter
Julio GonzálezJulio González
21 September 1876
sculptor, painter

Francisco BayeuFrancisco Bayeu
09 March 1734
Painter
Juan de Nisa Valdés LealJuan de Nisa Valdés Leal
04 May 1622
Painter

Sebastián López de ArteagaSebastián López de Arteaga
15 March 1610
Painter