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Francisco Jose De Goya Y Lucientes

 (1746 - 1828)
Francisco Jose De Goya Y Lucientes was active/lived in Spain, France.  Francisco Goya Y Lucientes is known for painting-figure, portrait, history.

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Francisco Jose De Goya Y Lucientes

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One of the more famous Spanish painters associated with influencing French Romantic painters, Francisco Goya was born in Fuendetodos, and took his earliest art lessons from his father, who was a master gilder.  He also studied etching with monks in Saragossa, and then in 1776, when he was age 30, went to Madrid, where he was influenced by Giovanni Tiepolo, who did lighthearted historical genre scenes in rich coloration.

In 1786, Goya became a court painter and did numerous royal portraits that had a light palette and "sparkling manner".  By 1792, he was suffering ill health and had lost his hearing.  During his recovery period, he did the work for which he is most known---"humanistic-biting satire on soci  ...  Displaying 750 of 1608 characters.



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About  Francisco Jose De Goya Y Lucientes

Born:  1746 - Fuendetodos, Spain
Died:   1828 - Bordeaux, France
Known for:  painting-figure, portrait, history