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Definition: Cano, Alonso from Chambers Biographical Dictionary


Spanish painter, sculptor and architect

Born in Granada, he studied in Seville, with Velázquez, under Francisco Pacheco. In 1639 he was appointed court painter and architect. He designed the façade of Granada Cathedral (c.1664).

Summary Article: Cano, Alonso
from Britannica Concise Encyclopedia

(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

Gender: male

Nationality: Spanish

Activity: Spanish artist

Keywords: Granada, tenebrism, Alonso Cano, sculpture, religious art, Cano, Alonso, Spanish, “St. Isidore’s Miracle of the Well”, architecture, “Virgin of the Immaculate Conception”, Spain, “St. James of Alcalá”, façade, painting

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