He is one of the most important figures in Baroque painting in Spain. He is best known for his religious works, and he also produced a considerable number of paintings of contemporary women and children.
-Bartolome Murillo - Baroque in Spain 1618-1682
About Bartolome Esteban Murillo: The Spanish painter, Bartolome Murillo began his art studies under Juan del Castillo in Seville. After another period in Madrid, from 1658 to 1660, he returned to Seville. Here Bartolome Esteban Murillo was one of the founders of the Academia de Bellas Artes (Academy of Art), sharing its direction.