Short biography of Meléndez:
Luis Meléndez was born in Naples, Italy. His family moved to Madrid, Spain immediately after his birth. When he grew up, he would work mostly close by, in the town of Aranjuez.
His influences were Velazquez, mixed with Flemish, inspired by models of the XVII century. His works at “El Prado ” are mostly still lifes of exquisite taste. He died in Madrid in the year 1780.
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