The digital print portraits that we sell are part of “100 Most Influential People in the World History” project by artist Bekir Salim. All of our Original portraits are handmade oil paintings. Each portrait is electronically scanned and printed on high quality *Giclée Printing on Cotton-Based Canvas.
Would you like to own portraits that can expand your horizons and your imagination every time you see? Buy famous explorer Christopher Columbus portrait for inspiration and creativity. Check out our collection “100 Most Influential People in The World History” to explore more portraits of people like Galileo Galilei and George Washington who have influenced the world in many other sciences and arts.
Christopher Columbus was an Italian explorer and navigator. In 1492, he sailed across the Atlantic from Spain in the Santa Maria, with the Pinta and the Niña ships alongside, hoping to find a new route to India. By 1504, he made a total of four voyages to the Caribbean and South America and has been credited for opening up the Americas to European colonization.
Columbus first went to sea as a teenager, participating in several trading voyages in the Mediterranean and Aegean seas. One such voyage to the island of Khios (in modern day Greece) brought him the closest he would come to Asia. His first voyage into the Atlantic Ocean in 1476 nearly cost him his life as the commercial fleet he was sailing with was attacked by French war vessels. He made his way to Lisbon, Portugal, where he eventually settled and married Felipa Perestrello. The couple had one son, Diego, around 1480. His wife died soon after, and Columbus moved to Spain. He had a second son, Fernando, in 1488 with Beatriz Enriquez de Arana.
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