El Greco (medieval Castilian for “the Greek”) is the name by which Δομήνικος Θεοτοκόπουλος Domênikos Theotokópoulos de Candia (1541, Heraklion, Crete,Greece – April 7, 1614, Toledo, Spain), a Greek-Spanish painter, sculptor and architect of the Spanish school, is best known.
He was a painter in Crete, where he was born, and first trained as an icon painter. At the age of twenty-six, he journeyed to Venice and to Rome where he studied under Titian. In 1577 he emigrated to Toledo — at the time the ecclesiastical capital of Spain — where he produced his mature works, and led a successful career as a painter of altarpieces and portraits. Many of El Greco’s works are on display at Madrid’s Museo del Prado.
Penitent Mary Magdalene, c. 1580, El Greco
Dream of Philip II (ca. 1580), El Greco
The Agony in the Garden (c. 1610), El Greco
St. Martin and the Beggar (ca. 1597-1599), El Greco
Baptism of Christ (ca. 1596-1600), El Greco
St. Peter (1610-1614), El Greco
The Appearing of the Holy Spirit (1604-1614), El Greco
The Resurrection (1595-1600), El Greco
The Wedding at Cana (c. 1600), El Greco
The Annunciation, c. 1570, El Greco
Christ Healing the Blind, c. 1567, El Greco (1541-1416)