Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez
Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez was a Spanish painter who was the leading artist in the court of King Philip IV and one of the most important painters of the Spanish Golden Age. Born: June 6, 1599, Seville, Spain Died: August 6, 1660, Madrid, Spain Period: Baroque Velazquez stands amongst the greatest painters in all of Western art. His selective detail and acute accuracy inspired countless artists from Sargent to Picasso.
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