Artist: Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez
Dates: 6 June 1599 – 6 August 1660
Title of Piece: The Surrender of Breda
Brief Biography: Velázquez was a painter and leading artist in the court of King Philip IV. He is one of the most important painters of the Spanish Golden Age. Velázquez was an individualistic painter of the Baroque era.