CASTELLO Vicente (b. ca. 1588, Valencia, d. ca. 1636, Valencia) Nationality : Spanish
Spanish painter, son of Salvador Castello, an Aragonian painter who settled in Valencia in 1685. He began working at an early age with Francisco Ribalta, one of whose daughters he married in 1610. In 1616 he appears in the register of the Colegio de Pintores in Valencia, and, probably in 1618, he settled in the Segorbe district together with Juan Ribalta and Abdon Castaneda (c. 1580-1629). There they worked in the Carthusian monastery of Valdecristo, where Castello painted the Apotheosis of St Bruno (Castellon, Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes), and in the Augustine monastery of S Martin, where he painted the altarpiece representing the Descent into Limbo (in situ).