(born March 19, 1601, Granada, Spain—died Sept. 3, 1667, Granada) Spanish painter, sculptor, and architect. He studied in Sevilla with Francisco Pacheco and was active as court painter in Madrid (1638–44). Despite a violent temperament, Cano produced serene and elegant religious paintings and sculpture. He worked for much of his career in Granada, where he designed the facade of the Granada Cathedral (1667), one of the masterpieces of Spanish Baroque architecture. He is often called the Spanish Michelangelo for the diversity of his talents.
Birth Place: Granada, Spain
Death Place: Granada, Spain
Name: Cano, Alonso or Alonso Cano
Activity: Spanish artist
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The Spanish painter, sculptor, and architect Alonso Cano was born in Granada. He went early to Seville, and was apprenticed in...
His versatility led to his nickname 'the Michelangelo of Spain'. He was a contemporary of Velázquez . He studied in...