Artists, Painters and Sculptors

Artists, Painters and Sculptors

Some of the greatest names in art history have come from Andalucia, including painters Velázquez, Murillo and Pablo Picasso. At museums throughout the region you'll find displays of the creative vein that continues to run through southern Spain. On this page, you'll meet up with the people who established local artistic traditions.

Diego Santos

Artist, 1953 – Diego Santos lives in the heart of his native city's centre in one of it's most emblematic buildings.
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Bayard Osborne

Born in Manhattan in 1922, Osborne exhibited his work all over the world.
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Elmyr de Hory

A Hungarian-born painter and art forger that lived in the Torremolinos during the late 1960s.
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Francisco de Zurbarán

Religious artist 1598 - 1664. Settled in Seville in 1629 where he had a very successful career.
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George Campbell

Welsh painter 1884-1960, lived and worked in Pedregalejo, Malaga for over 20 years.
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Horacio Lengo Martinez

Horacio became part of the bourgeoisie artistic scene in Malaga, presenting his works at several national exhibitions.
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John Spencer Churchill

Nephew of Sir Winston Churchill was an English painter who once lived in the Molino de Rosario.
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George Wynne Apperley

Irish Painter 1917 - 1979, he enrolled at the Herkomer School of Art in 1903.
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Hugh Thomas

British historian who specialises in Hispanic culture. More >

Juan Martínez Montañes

Sculptor, 1568-1649, was better known in his day as "El Dios de la Madera".
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Julio Romero de Torres

Cordoban painter 1874 – 1930.

Pablo De Rojas

Artist 1549-1611. Pablo de Rojas moved to Granada in 1579, attracted by the city's rich art and cultural heritage.
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Pablo Picasso

Artist 1881 – 1973. Pablo Picasso Picasso was born in 1881 in a house in Plaza de la Merced in Málaga.
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Pedro Roldán

Sculptor, 1624 - 1699, was the leading Andalusian sculptor of the late 17th century.
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Rafael Alberti

Painter and author, 1902 - 2000. Prior to his being known for his writing, he was a highly competent painter.
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Valentin de Madariaga

Valentin is a world-famous architect and president of the Fundacion Valentin de Madariaga y Oya.
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Salvador Dali

Surrealist genius Salvador Dali and his eternal muse, Gala, were among other notable guests to stay at the hotel.
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Victorio & Lucchino

Fashion designers very famous in the world.
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Goya's Andalucían secret

Immortalised in street names from Almería to Vélez-Málaga and throughout the Spanish Kingdom.
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Jean Cocteau

French artist, writer and film-maker Jean Cocteau visited Marbella in 1961. More >

Ana de Pombo

Spanish fashion designer who worked with Coco Chanel in Paris; she moved to Marbella in 1957.  More >

Esteban Murillo

Painter 1617 - 1682. He belonged to the same 17th-century Baroque school as Velazquez and Zurbaran. More >

Alonso Cano de Almansa

Painter, sculptor, architect 1601 – 1667.

Diego de Velázquez

Painter 1599 – 1660. Arguably one of the most famous, and influential, Spanish painters. More >

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