Vargas, Luis De

Vargas, Luis de a Spanish painter, was born at Seville in 1502. He studied painting in Italy for nearly thirty years, after which he established himself in his native city and executed numerous large oil-paintings and frescos for the churches, only vestiges of which remain. Among his admired works are Adam and Eve: — Jesus Bearing his Cross: — and La Generacion; all of which remain at Seville. He hastened his death by his ascetic tortures, being accustomed, among other similar practices, to sleep in a coffin. He died at Seville in 1568.

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