Bartolom� Esteban

1599 - 1682

Short biography of Murillo

Bartolome Esteban Murillo was born in Seville, Spain in 1617, where he lived until his death.

Murillo founded a prestigious painting acadamy in 1660 which he presided over with great ability. His vast production of paintings, for the most part, are of a religious nature and theme.

However he also painted scenes of children and many precise portraits. Murillo's influence in Spanish painting, even more in Sevillian painting, was perpetuated until the 19th century. Even now he is still considered a great universal master.