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:No data
Self Portraits
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Museo del Prado - Madrid12 artworks
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Musée du Louvre - Paris2 artworks
National Gallery - London2 artworks
York Museums Trust1 artworks
National Gallery of Art - Washington DC1 artworks
Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao1 artworks
Museum of Fine Arts - Boston1 artworks
Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, NY1 artworks

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