El Greco (Doménikos Theotokopoulos)

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Style: Mannerism

Place: Crete

Born: 1541

Death: 1614

Nationality: Greece

Biography:

El Greco is a Spanish painter whose career was the second half of 16th century. Domenikos Theotokopoulos was originally from Crete and was first trained as an icon painter in the Byzantine style. After living in Italy for nearly ten years he moved to Spain where he came to be known simply as ‘El Greco’. The name suck and that is the title which he is most known as today.