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Who are some famous Spanish painters?

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Some of the most famous Spanish painters are Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Bartolome Esteban Murillo, Diego Velazquez and Francisco de Goya. Other famous Spanish painters include Joan Miro, Francisco de Zurbaran and Joaquin Sorolla.

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Picasso was arguably the most influential painter of the 20th century. He is credited as one of the inventors of many famous artistic styles, such as cubism and collage. His most famous painting was "Guernica," which illustrates the bombing of Guernica by Germany during the Spanish Civil War.

Dali was a surrealist painter who captured his imaginative sense in his renowned painting, "The Persistence of Memory," which depicts melting clocks, giving time a free-flowing image.

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