Diego Velazquez: Life and Works

Life

Born in Seville, Spain

June 6, 1599

Completed apprenticeship with Pacheco

1617

Married Juana

1618

the daughter of Pacheco

Received commission to paint King Philip IV

1623

was appointed as a court painter, and the king would not let anyone else paint his portrait

Made royal Assistant to Wardrobe

1636

Appointed Gentlemen of the Bedchamber

1643

Appointed Knight of Santiago

1658

(as shown by the patch in "Las Meninas")

Died in Madrid, Spain

August 6, 1660

Works

Old Woman Cooking Eggs

1618

The Waterseller of Seville

1620

Philip IV (2)

1623 - 1628

Philip IV (1)

1623 - 1624

Philip IV in Armour

1628

Prince Balthasar Charles With a Dwarf

1631

Prince Balthasar Charles With a Dwarf

1631

Equestrian Portrait of Elisabeth of France

1634 - 1635

The Surrender of Breda

1634 - 1635

The Needlewoman

1635 - 1643

Mars

1639 - 1641

Self-portrait

1640

Venus at her Mirror

1647 - 1651

Juan de Pareja

1649 - 1650

Innocent X

1650

Infanta Maria Teresa

1651 - 1652

Mariana of Austria

1652 - 1653

Queen and second wife to Philip IV

Infanta Margarita

1656

Las Meninas

1656 - 1657

The Spinners

1657