El Greco, aka El Greco
(Greek, 1541 - 1614)
This person is associated with: Mannerism

Cretan-born painter, sculptor, and architect who settled in Spain. His real name was Domenikos Theotokopoulos but is universally known as El Greco because of his Greek ancestry. Crete was then part of the Venetian Empire.  At about nineteen years of age he moved to Venice where he worked in Titian's studio, and was strongly influenced by the styles of Tintoretto and Jacopo Bassano.  After about fifteen years in Italy he moved to Spain and finally settled in Toledo, where he remained for the rest of his life employed almost exclusively by churchly patrons.  The distortions in his paintings (in the Mannerist style) were once believed to be the result of astigmatism in his eyes but are now recognized as carefully planned to produce a specific emotional effect.

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Name:El Greco
Dates:1541 - 1614
This artist has 195 artworks in the database. Add more!
Top owners of works by this artist
Private collection29 artworks
Museo Nacional del Prado(Spain - Madrid)26 artworks
Museo de El Greco(Spain - Toledo)11 artworks
Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, NY(United States - New York)8 artworks
Toledo Museum of Art (Ohio)(United States - Toledo, OH)8 artworks
Catedral de Toledo(Spain - Toledo)8 artworks
Szépmüvészeti Múzeum - Budapest(Hungary - Budapest)7 artworks
National Gallery of Art - Washington DC(United States - Washington)7 artworks
Galleria Estense - Modena(Italy - Modena)5 artworks
Art Institute of Chicago(United States - Chicago)4 artworks
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza(Spain - Madrid)4 artworks

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Creative works made by this person are in the PUBLIC DOMAIN (not copyrighted).

This person died over 70 years ago (in 1614).

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