Famous Painters from Spain

List of notable or famous painters from Spain, with bios and photos, including the top painters born in Spain and even some popular painters who immigrated to Spain. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Spanish painters then this list is the perfect resource for you. These painters are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known painter from Spain is included when available.

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This historic painters from Spain list can help answer the questions "Who are some Spanish painters of note?" and "Who are the most famous painters from Spain?" These prominent painters of Spain may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Spanish painters.

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  • Antoni Tàpies i Puig, 1st Marquis of Tàpies (Catalan: [ənˈtɔni ˈtapi.əs]; 13 December 1923 – 6 February 2012) was a Spanish painter, sculptor and art theorist, who became one of the most famous European artists of his generation.
    • Age: Dec. at 88 (1923-2012)
    • Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain
  • El Greco
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    Doménikos Theotokópoulos (Greek: Δομήνικος Θεοτοκόπουλος [ðoˈminikos θeotoˈkopulos]; October 1541 – 7 April 1614), most widely known as El Greco ("The Greek"), was a Greek painter, sculptor and architect of the Spanish Renaissance. "El Greco" was a nickname, a reference to his Greek origin, and the artist normally signed his paintings with his full birth name in Greek letters, Δομήνικος Θεοτοκόπουλος, Doménikos Theotokópoulos, often adding the word Κρής Krēs, Cretan. El Greco was born in the Kingdom of Candia, which was at that time part of the Republic of Venice, and the center of Post-Byzantine art. He trained and became a master within that tradition before traveling at age 26 to ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 73 (1541-1614)
    • Birthplace: Kingdom of Candia
  • Enrique Granados
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    Enrique Granados Campiña (27 July 1867 – 24 March 1916) was a Spanish pianist and composer of classical music.
    • Age: Dec. at 48 (1867-1916)
    • Birthplace: Lleida, Spain
  • Francisco Herrera the Elder
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    Francisco Herrera (1576–1656) was a distinguished Spanish painter, born in Seville. He was the founder of the Seville school.
    • Age: Dec. at 80 (1576-1656)
    • Birthplace: Seville, Spain
  • Joan Miró
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    Joan Miró i Ferrà ( mi-ROH, also US: mee-ROH, Catalan: [ʒuˈam miˈɾo j fəˈra]; 20 April 1893 – 25 December 1983) was a Spanish painter, sculptor, and ceramicist born in Barcelona. A museum dedicated to his work, the Fundació Joan Miró, was established in his native city of Barcelona in 1975, and another, the Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró, was established in his adoptive city of Palma de Mallorca in 1981. Earning international acclaim, his work has been interpreted as Surrealism, a sandbox for the subconscious mind, a re-creation of the childlike, and a manifestation of Catalan pride. In numerous interviews dating from the 1930s onwards, Miró expressed contempt for conventional painting methods ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 90 (1893-1983)
    • Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain
  • Jordi Mollà
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    Jordi Mollà y Perales (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈʒɔɾði muˈʎa]; known professionally as Jordi Mollà, (born July 1, 1968) is a Spanish actor, director, filmmaker, writer, and artist.
    • Age: 54
    • Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain