Luis Melendez
(Spanish, 1716 - 1780)
Self Portrait Holding an Academic Study
by Luis Melendez

Melendez is recognised today as the greatest Spanish still life painter of the 18th century. Born in Naples, Luis moved with his father to Madrid when he was one year of age. From the 1760s he specialised in still life paintings in which he excelled. He is sometimes called the 'Spanish Chardin'. The Prado in Madrid contains many of his best paintings and relatively few exist outside of Spain. His two sisters were also painters.

Name:Luis Melendez
Dates:1716 - 1780
Nationality:Spanish
Sex:Male
Self Portraits
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Museo Nacional del Prado(Spain - Madrid)11 artworks
Uknown owner4 artworks
Musée du Louvre(France - Paris)3 artworks
Museum of Fine Arts - Boston(United States - Boston)2 artworks
National Gallery - London(United Kingdom - London)2 artworks
York Museums Trust(United Kingdom - York)1 artworks
Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, NY(United States - New York)1 artworks
Kimbell Art Museum - Fort Worth(United States - Fort Worth, TX)1 artworks
Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao(Spain - Bilbao)1 artworks
National Gallery of Art - Washington DC(United States - Washington)1 artworks

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This person died over 70 years ago (in 1780).