FRANCISCO SALZILLO: A HISTORICAL FIGURE AND SCULPTOR FROM MURCIA

Monument to Fco. Salzillo (St. Eulalia Square )

Francisco Salzillo was born in Murcia on May 12, 1707. He is perhaps the most relevant sculptor of his century and the Baroque style. His father was an Italian Sculptor from Santa María Capua Vetere, Italy. Salzillo received from his father as an inheritance a hermitage, figures of women and models of children. Thanks to them, the author was forming as a sculptor and was building his own styles.

Salzillo mostly worked on polyvinylic wood. One of his works was in the church of San Isidoro (1755) of Sta. Maria de Gracia in Cartagena. Salzillo made another masterpiece in 1754 that belonged to the brother of our father Jesús Nazareno de Murcia.

He died on March 2, 1783.

KELLY ALEXIA VÉLEZ BRIONES   1º C  E.S.O.