Famous Spanish Renaissance Painters

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El Greco
(Greek Painter, Sculptor and Architect of the Spanish Renaissance)
El Greco
Birthdate: October 1, 1541
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Heraklion, Greece
Died: April 7, 1614
Artist Doménikos Theotokópoulos never let anyone forget his Greek heritage and almost always signed his art in Greek letters. Popularly known as El Greco, he was a significant figure of the Spanish Renaissance. His best-known works remain The Burial of the Count of Orgaz and The Assumption of the Virgin.
Pedro Berruguete
(Spanish Painter)
Pedro Berruguete
Birthdate: 1450 AD
Birthplace: Paredes de Nava, Spain
Died: 1504 AD

Credited as the first Renaissance painter in Spain, Pedro Berruguete brought back the style to Spain, when he returned home after a short stint in Italy. Initially working in various cities, he finally settled down in Avila, painting the main altarpiece in the convent of San Tomás, drawing heavily from Flemish, Spanish Gothic, and Italian Renaissance, without actually imitating any.

Juan Fernández Navarrete
Juan Fernández Navarrete
Birthdate: 1526 AD
Birthplace: Logroño, Spain
Died: March 28, 1579

Spanish Mannerist painter Juan Fernández Navarrete, also referred to as de Navarrete, El Mudo (The Mute), and the Spanish Titian, is best known as the painter appointed by King Philip II of Spain to execute pictures for the El Escorial. Three of Navarrete’s notable works in El Escorial includes Nativity, Abraham Receiving the Three Angels, and a Baptism of Christ.   

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