Short biography of Zurbarán
Francisco de Zurbarán was born in Fuente de Cantos (Extremadura), Spain in 1598.
He started his painting career at 15 years old in the city of Seville, Spain.
Zurbarán was married in Llerena (Extremadura), where he established his
art studio. His first wife died and he remarried. Later he moved and
settled in Seville, where he worked from 1629 to
1658. His later years were spent in Madrid, where he married for the
Zurbarán painted profound spiritual content, his works almost in
totality were of a religious nature. Zurbarán's mastery stands out also in
some of his portrait works and his still life which
he painted with extreme sensibilty.