In 1871,Mariano Fortuny was born in Granada,Spain.
His early childhood was divided between Rome,where his father had a studio and Capricio near Naples.
After his father's death in 1874, his family left for Paris to join their uncle.
His father and grandfather were both celebrated artists and Mariano inherited artistic skills.
Mariano studied painting until the age of 18 and was then introduced to Parisian society.
After a while, his mother moved the family to Venice and he bought a palazzo and turned it into an enormous studio.
Mariano produced both easel paintings and frescoes, was a print-maker and sculptor.