Luis Egidio (Eugenio) Meléndez
(1716 - 1780)
Luis Egidio (Eugenio) Meléndez was active/lived in Italy, Spain. Luis Melendez is known for still life painting, miniatures, landscape.
Biography Luis Egidio (Eugenio) Meléndez
Described as "the leading Spanish still life painter of the 18th
century", Luis Meléndez was of a family of prominent painters.
However, he suffered the end of a promising career because his father, Francisco,
got 'crosswise' with the art Academy in Madrid which he had help found
in 1744. As a result of both Francisco and Luis ridiculing the Academy Director, Luis failed to get any court appointment
would bring him income because he along with his father was expelled
from the Academy. As a result, he died in poverty.
during this period, which was the last 20 years of his life, he painted
miniatures and about 100 still lifes, many of them intended to be hung
as pairs. Some of
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