Francisco de

1598 - 1664

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 third time.
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.