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El Greco

Greco, El (Domenikos Theotokopoulos; 1541–1614), Greek-born Spanish painter. First in Venice, where he was influenced by Tintoretto, and later in Toledo, Spain, he developed his distinctive style of painting characterized by dramatically elongated figures and contrasting colors. Among his most famous works are The Burial of the Count of Orgaz (1586), The Portrait of Cardinal Niño de Guevara (1600), and View of Toledo (1608).

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