Francisco Zurbaran

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Style: Baroque

Place: Fuente De Cantos

Born: 1598

Death: 1664

Nationality: Spain

Biography:

Francisco de Zurbarán (November 7, 1598 - August 27, 1664) was a Spanish painter. He is known primarily for his religious paintings depicting monks, nuns, and martyrs, and for his still-lifes. Zurbarán gained the nickname Spanish Caravaggio, owing to the forceful, realistic use of chiaroscuro in which he excelled. Early life He was born at Fuente d...