Juan de Juanes (Biographical details)

Juan de Juanes (painter/draughtsman; Spanish; Male; c.1510 - 1579)

Also known as

Juanes, Juan de; Joanes, Joan de; Maçip, Vicente Juan; Masip, Vicente Juan

Biography

Born Valencia, trained by his father Juan Vicente Maçip whose style dominated Valencian painting during the sixteenth century. Together they fulfilled several commissions between 1530 and 1550. Possibly made a trip to Italy. Influenced by the work of Italian masters such as Leonardo da Vinci (q.v.), Raphael (q.v.), and Sebastiano del Piombo (q.v.). His most important work is the 'Altarpiece of Saint Stephen', originally painted for the church of St Stephen in Valencia (c.1562, Museo del Prado, Madrid). Painted mainly religious subjects, but also portraits and mythological works. Died Bocairent (Valencia).

Bibliography

F. Benito Domenéch, 'Joan de Juanes: una nueva visión del artista y su obra', Museo de Bellas Arte, Valencia 2000.
J. Albi Valencia, 'Joan de Joanes y su círculo artístico', Valencia 1979.
A. Palomino, 'Lives of the Eminent Spanish Painters and Sculptors', Cambridge 1987 (trans. Nina Ayala Mallory), pp.49-51.
J.A. Ceán Bermúdez, 'Diccionario histórico de los mas ilustres profesores de las bellas artes en España', Madrid 1800, II, p.317.