Bartolomé Esteban Murillo Biography

Painter(c. 1618–1682)
Bartolomé Esteban Murillo was the most popular Baroque religious painter of 17th-century Spain, noted for paintings like Immaculate Conception (1652).

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Bartolomé Esteban Murillo was baptized on January 1, 1618 in Seville, Spain. He became the most popular Baroque religious painter of 17-century Spain, noted for paintings like Immaculate Conception (1652). The softly modeled forms, rich colors, and broad brushwork of his later paintings were influenced by 16-century Flemish painters. Murillo was praised (and copied) throughout the Spanish empire.

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