Daniel Quintero was born in Málaga, Spain in 1949 and studied painting with Amadeo Roca before enrolling at the Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando in Madrid.

Quintero exhibited with Juana Mordó Gallery, Madrid, and, from 1975, has been represented by Marlborough Fine Art, London. In the mid-1970s he lived and worked in Cornwall and London, later spending time in Dublin. He returned to Spain in 1979 and now divides his time between Madrid and New York. Working within a predominantly realist tradition, his paintings and drawings (both portraiture and landscapes) are held in public collections throughout Europe and the USA.