Many famous artists in the art history have Hispanic origins, but who are they? Below is the list of the most famous Hispanic painters that you should know.
Francisco Zurbarán - Francisco Zurbarán, also referred to as Spanish Caravaggio, is a famous Hispanic painter known for his chiaroscuro. His works are characterized by dark, sharp, and contrasting light. Francisco Zurbarán was best known for his still-life and religious paintings.
Bartolomé Esteban Murillo - Bartolomé Esteban Murillo is a Hispanic baroque painter. He has created portraits of children and contemporary women from everyday life, but he is best known for his religious works. Murillo was greatly influenced by his fellow Hispanic artists Zurbaran and Velazquez.
Diego Velazquez - Velazquez is also a Hispanic baroque painter. He is the lead painter of King Philip IV of Spain and painted during the baroque era. His works are characterized as individualistic and realistic. His portraits of noblemen and commoners are greatly influenced by other artists like Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, and Francis Bacon.
Frank Romero - Frank Romero is a muralist, but has a Mexican origin. For over 40 years, his works like the murals, exhibitions, and publications have promoted the idealism of RACE. This is a non-profit organization that is working to improve the Hispanic community. He has painted over 15 murals and has exhibited in different parts of the world including the U.S., Japan, and Europe.
Diego Rivera - Diego Rivera is an active communist, but a Mexican muralist. He has painted murals in Mexico, Detroit, New York City, and San Francisco. His murals were usually narrative and figurative paintings that incorporate bold colors and undulating shapes.
Connie Lloveras – She is a Cuban sculptor and a painter. Her works incorporate vibrant colors and you can see references of islands in the form of palms in most of her paintings. She has a sculpture installed in one of the clinical centers in Little Havana, which represents Cuban heritage.
Richard Serra – Serra is a Hispanic abstract artist, on a large scale. His works are presented in form of collections some of the best museums. His challenging, but innovative works are considered as among the most important art pieces in the late 20th century and early 21st century. He was born in San Francisco, Calif, but has Spanish origin. Also, he has installed plenty of sculptures in various locations in Europe and the U.S.
Sebastian Spreng - He is an Argentine painter, based on Miami, FL. He is famous for his abstract landscapes. His artworks represent the constant challenges posed by the excellent Latin artists in the U.S. today.
Tomas Sanchez Requeioro - He is a Cuban printmaker and a painter that works in the landscape painting genre. His works have been collectively and individually exhibited in over 30 countries across the world.
The works of the famous Hispanic painters represent few of the most valuable artistic expressions in the world of art. Also, these famous Hispanic painters have left their unique mark in the society that people admire once they set their eyes on them.