Francisco Bayeu Y Subías Biography | Oil Paintings.
3-9-1734 Zaragoza, ESP – 8-4-1795 Madrid, ESP
Francisco Bayeu y Subías started his art studies with the local painters, José Luzán and Antonio González Velázquez in Zaragoza. He then moved to Madrid, winning a scholarship to study in the Academia Real de Bellas Artes de San Fernando in 1758 with his painting The Tyranny of Gerion. The death of Bayeu's parents and the care of his younger brothers forced him to leave Madrid and return to Zaragoza. In 1763 he was asked to return back to Madrid by Anton Raphael Mengs to help decorate the Royal Palace, and under the tutelage of Mengs, Bayeu became the most influential artist in Madrid involved in the decoration of various Royal palaces in and around Madrid. He was named a professor of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando in 1765, and in 1767 he was appointed painter of the court of King Carlos III of Spain.
In later years, one of Francisco Bayeu y Subías colleagues was Francisco Goya, introducing him to the Spanish court, and Goya married Francisco Bayeu y Subíasthe sister, Josefa Bayeu in 1773.
In 1783 Francisco Bayeu y Subías was appointed the director of paintings for the Royal Tapestry Factory were he helped provide designs for tapestries and in 1788, director of the Academy of Fine Arts, the last years of his life were devoted painting portrait.
Francisco Bayeu y Subías also painted for the College of San Ildefonso, the Royal Monastery of the Incarnation in Madrid, the Basilica of our Lady del Pilar in Zaragoza, and the cloister of the Cathedral of Toledo. His brothers Manuel and Ramón Bayeu also became painters.
Art Movement: Baroque, Neoclassicism.
Artists Influencing Francisco Bayeu y Subías: José Luzán, Antonio González Velázquez, Anton Mengs.
Artist Biography compiled by Albert L. Mansour at The World's Artist, with text adapted from Wikipedia.
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