Francisco Jose de Goya y Lucientes
(30 March 1746 - 16 April 1828)
Was a Spanish painter and printmaker regarded both as the last of the Old Masters and as the first of the moderns.
Goya was a court painter to the Spanish Crown and a chronicler of history.
The subversive and subjective element in his art, as well as his bold handling of paint, provided a model for the work of later generations of artists, notably Manet and Picasso.