El Greco (1541 - April 7, 1614) was a painter, sculptor, and architect of the Spanish Renaissance. He usually signed his paintings in Greek letters with his full name, Domenicos Theotokopoulos, underscoring his Greek origin

El Greco was born in Crete, which was at that time part of the Republic of Venice, and the centre of Post-Byzantine art. He trained and became a master within that tradition before travelling at age 26 to Venice, as other Greek artists had done. In 1570 he moved to Rome, where he opened a workshop and executed a series of works. During his stay in Italy, El Greco enriched his style with elements of Mannerism and of the Venetian Renaissance. In 1577 he moved to Toledo, Spain, where he lived and worked until his death. In Toledo, El Greco received several major commissions and produced his best known paintings. (From Wikipedia)


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The Baptism Of Christ 1590s - El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos) - www.el-greco-foundation.org
The Baptism Of Christ 1590s
Holy Family (Detail) C 1592 - El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos) - www.el-greco-foundation.org
Holy Family (Detail) C 1592
Saint Peter 1610-14 - El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos) - www.el-greco-foundation.org
Saint Peter 1610-14
St John the Evangelist 1577 - El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos) - www.el-greco-foundation.org
St John the Evangelist 1577
St Francis Praying 1580-90 - El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos) - www.el-greco-foundation.org
St Francis Praying 1580-90
Christ On The Cross Adored By Donors 1585-90 - El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos) - www.el-greco-foundation.org
Christ On The Cross Adored By Donors 1585-90
Portrait of Jeranimo de Cevallos, half-length - El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos) - www.el-greco-foundation.org
Portrait of Jeranimo de Cevallos, half-length

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