|El Greco (1541–1614)|
|Description||Spanish-Italian painter, sculptor, architect and artist|
|Date of birth/death|
|Location of birth/death||Crete||Toledo|
He was a painter in Crete, where he was born, and first trained as a Christian icon painter. At the age of twenty-six, he journeyed to Venice and to Rome where he studied under Titian. In 1577 he emigrated to Toledo — at the time the ecclesiastical capital of Spain — where he produced his mature works, and led a successful career as a painter of altarpieces and portraits. Many of El Greco's works are on display at Madrid's Museo del Prado.
El Greco (medieval Castilian for "the Greek") is the name by which Δομήνικος Θεοτοκόπουλος Domênikos Theotokópoulos de Candia (1541, Heraklion, Crete, Greece – April 7, 1614, Toledo, Spain), a Greek-Spanish painter, sculptor and architect of the Spanish school, is best known.
|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Heraklion|
|Date of death|
|Place of death||Toledo|