CASTILLO Juan del (b. ca. 1590, Llerena, d. ca. 1657, C_diz) Nationality : Spanish
Spanish painter, one of Seville's leading painters of the 1630s and 1640s. Little is known about his life, documents establish the boundaries of his career as 1611 and 1650. Scholars also know that he was related by marriage to painter Alonso Cano, his Sevillan peer, and to Bartolome Esteban Murillo, who became Castillo's apprentice. Castillo's painting derived from that of Francisco Pacheco and other Sevillian masters of the late 16th century and early 17th, his Sevillan predecessors influenced Castillo's warm palette.