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 Diego Rodriquez de Silva y Velazquez  (1599 - 1660)

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Lived/Active: Spain      Known for: history, portrait and genre painting

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BIOGRAPHY for Diego Rodriquez de Silva y Velazquez
1599 (Seville, Spain)


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history, portrait and genre painting

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Diego Velazquez (1599-1660)

Spanish artist Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez was a court painter to King Philip IV during the Baroque* period.  Although a master of history painting and genre-painting, he is especially renowned for his portrait art - completing over 20 portraits of the King along with others of the Royal Family and their friends.  His best known works include his masterpieces Las Meninas, 1656 (Museo de Prado) and the Equestrian Portrait of Duke de (showing 500 of 5690 characters).

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