how old is diego velazquez
Velázquez is remembered as one of the great masters of Western art. Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali are among the artists who considered him a strong influence, while French Impressionist Édouard Manet described the Spanish great as “the painter of painters.”
In 1658, Velázquez was made a knight of Santiago. After being tasked with decoration responsibilities for the wedding of Maria Theresa and Louis XIV, Velázquez became ill. He died in Madrid on August 6, 1660.
Born in El Salvador, Diego Velazquez is a young emerging television actor. He started his acting career as a child actor. He rose to prominence for his role of Billy Thunderman on the Nickelodeon superhero-based comedy television series, The Thundermans. He has appeared in other television series such as Leverage, Grimm, and The Haunted Hathaways. He also appeared in a minor role in the 2009 drama film The City of Your Final Destination, directed by James Ivory and 2010 film Extraordinary Measure, directed by Tom Vaughan. He was also featured in the 2014 Nickelodeon novelty record. He was nominated for Best Actor in Television Series by Chambie Award in 2014.
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The influential minister Olivares was the early patron of the painter.  His impassive, saturnine face is familiar to us from the many portraits painted by Velázquez. Two are notable: one is full-length, stately and dignified, in which he wears the green cross of the order of Alcantara and holds a wand, the badge of his office as master of the horse; in the other, The Count-Duke of Olivares on Horseback (c. 1635), he is flatteringly represented as a field marshal during action. In these portraits, Velázquez well repaid the debt of gratitude that he owed to his first patron, whom Velázquez stood by during Olivares’s fall from power, thus exposing himself to the great risk of the anger of the jealous Philip. [ citation needed ] The king, however, showed no sign of malice towards his favorite painter.
Velázquez’s paintings of Aesop and Menippus (both c. 1636–1638) portray ancient writers in the guise of portraits of beggars.  Mars Resting (c. 1638) is both a depiction of a mythological figure and a portrait of a weary-looking, middle-aged man posing as Mars.  The model is painted with attention to his individuality, while his unkempt, oversized mustache is a faintly comic incongruity.  The equivocal image has been interpreted in various ways: Javier Portús describes it as a “reflection on reality, representation, and the artistic vision”, while Alfonso E. Pérez Sánchez says it “has also been seen as a melancholy meditation on the arms of Spain in decline”. 
Place of living: Diego resides in El Salvador with his family but he often stays in the USA because of his TV career.
What are his other roles apart from that in “The Thundermans”?
The principal source of information about Velázquez’s early career is the treatise Arte de la pintura (“The Art of Painting”), published in 1649 by his master and father-in-law Francisco Pacheco, who is more important as a biographer and theoretician than as a painter. The first complete biography of Velázquez appeared in the third volume (El Parnaso español; “ The Spanish Parnassus”) of El museo pictórico y escala óptica (“The Pictorial Museum and Optical Scale”), published in 1724 by the court painter and art scholar Antonio Palomino. This was based on biographical notes made by Velázquez’s pupil Juan de Alfaro, who was Palomino’s patron. The number of personal documents is very small, and official documentation relating to his paintings is relatively rare. Since he seldom signed or dated his works, their identification and chronology has often to be based on stylistic evidence alone. Though many copies of his portraits were evidently made in his studio by assistants, his own production was not large, and his surviving autograph works number fewer than 150. He is known to have worked slowly, and during his later years much of his time was occupied by his duties as a court official in Madrid.
Diego Velázquez was the eldest child of João Rodrigues da Silva, a lawyer, and Jerónima Velázquez. Toward the end of his apprenticeship with Francisco Pacheco, Velázquez married his master’s daughter, Juana. They had two daughters.