Francisco Domingo Marqués began his art studies at the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Carlos, in Valencia, under Rafael Montesinos y Ramiro. In 1864, he moved to Madrid to continue his studies at the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando with Federico de Madrazo y Kuntz. After three years, he was awarded a scholarship by the by the local government of Valencia to continue his studies in Rome. He left for Rome the following year to study in the studio of Eduardo Rosales.
While in Rome, Francisco Domingo Marques sent his works to the National Exhibition of Fine Arts to be exhibited in Madrid, winning several awards for his Baroque-style paintings. In Rome he became ill with malarial fever, he returned to Spain to recuperate and later taught at the Academia de San Carlos for a year. His portrait of Santa Clara Praying won First Prize at the Exhibition of 1871. That same year, his scholarship was canceled, because he did not want to return to Rome.
He married in 1874 and, the next year, moved to Paris, his works comprised to a great extent of detailed historical genre scenes and portraits for high society Parisian patrons, many of whom were previous customers of Marià Fortuny. While in Paris, Francisco Domingo Marqués absorbed some style elements from Meissonier and also lightened his palette under the influence of the Impressionists, he also made contacts with art dealers in the United States.
In 1914, at the start of World War I, Francisco Domingo Marqués left Paris to return to the safety of Madrid, moving in with his son, the artist Roberto Marqués, known for his bullfight paintings. In 1917, he became a member of the Academia de San Fernando, and the following year, his work was the subject of a retrospective and tribute in his native Valencia. He was also a recipient of the Grand Cross of Alfonso XII.
Artists Influencing Francisco Domingo Marqués: José de Ribera.
He Traveled To France, Italy.
Artist Biography compiled by Albert L. Mansour at The World's Artist, with text adapted from Wikipedia.