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Luis Gonzalez Velazquez

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Name  Luis Velazquez
Died  1763
Role  Artist
Luis Gonzalez Velazquez

Luis Gonzalez Velazquez (August 25, 1715 – May 24, 1763), was a Spanish late-Baroque painter.

Velazquez was born in Madrid into a family of artists; his father Pablo Gonzalez Velazquez and brothers Alejandro and Antonio were all painters. He studied painting at the School Board for the establishment of the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando where he was elected academician of merit in 1753 and deputy director of painting a year later.

Between 1741 and 1742 he worked in La Puebla de Montalban, (Province of Toledo), where he executed the murals in the chapel of Our Lady of Solitude, including a series of biblical heroines, which manifests emphatically a rococo style. Since 1744, he collaborated with Santiago Bonavia in the decorations of the theater of Buen Retiro Park. In April 1758 Corrado Giaquinto stated in a memorial that Velazquez had worked under him in the decoration of the Royal Salesians. The same year he was appointed court painter, with a staff of 9,000 reales per year, although the small number of works made for the King suggests that the title was mostly honorary. Velazquez and his wife Luisa had at least one daughter. He died in Madrid on May 24, 1763.

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Luis Gonzalez Velazquez Wikipedia


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