- Also known as
primary name: Cano, Alonso
- individual; painter/draughtsman; sculptor/medallist; architect; Spanish; Male
- Life dates
- Painter, sculptor, and architect, born Granada. Early in life, studied architecture and drawing with his father Miguel Cano, a master carpenter. Sent to Seville (1614) to train, entering the workshop of Francisco Pacheco (q.v.) two years later where he befriended Diego Velázquez (q.v.). Invited to the court at Madrid by the Count-Duke of Olivares (1638) where he executed a number of commissions including the 'The Miracle of the Well' (1638-40, Prado). Returned to his native Granada (1652) where he was appointed episcopal painter. Died Granada.
- Z. Véliz, 'Alonso Cano (1601-1667): dibujos, catálogo razonado', Santander 2011.
A. Palomino, 'Lives of the Eminent Spanish Painters and Sculptors', Cambridge 1987 (trans. Nina Ayala Mallory), pp.235-45.
H. E. Wethey, 'Alonso Cano's Drawings', The Art Bulletin, 1952 pp. 217-34.
J.A. Ceán Bermúdez, 'Diccionario histórico de los mas ilustres profesores de las bellas artes en España', Madrid 1800, I, pp.208-25.