1541 – April 7, 1614
We thought we knew the deal with El Greco. It's right in the name: The Greek, Domenikos Theotokopoulos, moved from Crete to Spain, and painted some morbid, morbid pictures.
See, in this Jew-finding world, there are no absolutes. There are no simple answers. There are no shortages of theories. Like the one that says that El Greco, was, well, you know...
The evidence? Flimsy at best. He lived in Toledo, which had a sizable Jewish population. He had Jewish neighbors. He potentially had Jewish mistresses. None of it seems to add up.
Considering how morbid El Greco's paintings are, there is a chance, right?
Verdict: Sadly, not a Jew.
June 30, 2017