El Greco was a Greek born painter called Domenikos Theotocopoulos, who was born in 1548.
He left his native country which was then ruled by the oppressive Turkish Empire and travelled to Italy to study under Titian. He then moved to Toledo in Spain.
He produced a splendid variety of paintings, most famously ‘The Buriel of the Count of Orgaz’, which was a hauntingly sombre picture because of his use of contrasting colours.
El Greco means ‘The Greek’ in Spanish.