More than 400 years ago, a famous Spanish artist lived and worked for King Philip IV. However, Diego Velázquez loved to paint ordinary people going about their lives too. In this book, readers are introduced to both Velázquez's life and his most famous works, including Old Woman Frying Eggs and The Waterseller of Seville. Age-appropriate discussions of biography and technique make this a unique volume. A concluding activity invites readers to use what they have learned to create a Velázquez-inspired artwork.