Diego Velazquez

Wikioo.org - The Encyclopedia of Fine Arts - Artist, Painter  Diego Velazquez

Style: Baroque

Place: Seville

Born: 1599

Death: 1660

Nationality: Spain


Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez (June 6, 1599 - August 6, 1660) was a Spanish painter who was the leading artist in the court of King Philip IV. He was an individualistic artist of the contemporary baroque period, important as a portrait artist. In addition to numerous renditions of scenes of historical and cultural significance, he painted sc...