Francisco Goya – The birthplace of the Spanish modern artist in Fuendetodos

Goya painted royal portraits as well as more subversive works in late 1700s and early 1800s. Spanish painter was born to a lower middle class family in 1746, in Fuendetodos in Aragon. He studied painting from age 14 under José Luzán y Martinez.

His father worked as a master goldsmith in the local parish church. Built in the 18th century, this house belonged to Miguel Lucientes, the brother of Goya’s mother, Gracia Lucientes, a member of the minor nobility. After remaining unrecognized for many years, the house was identified by Ignacio Zuloaga and a group of Zaragoza intellectuals in the early 20th century.

Birth house of Francisco Goya in Fuendetodos / Image source

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