|El Greco (1541–1614)|
|Alternative names||Birth name: Domenikos Theotokópoulos
Ελληνικά: Δομήνικος Θεοτοκόπουλος
Spanish painter, sculptor and architect
|Date of birth/death||7 April 1614|
|Location of birth/death||Heraklion, Crete||Toledo, Spain|
|Work location||Toledo, Crete, Venice, Rome|
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.