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FERNÁNDEZ DE NAVARRETE, Juan (1526 - 1579), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
FERNÁNDEZ DE NAVARRETE, Juan (1526 - 1579), Painter

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Spanish, 16th century, male.

Born c. 1526, in Logroño (Rioja); died 1579, in Toledo.


A childhood illness left Juan Fernández de Navarrete deaf-mute, which accounts for the name 'El Mudo'. His first master was Fray Vicente de Santo Domingo. It is maintained that Navarrete went to Italy where he worked under the guidance of Titian in Venice. His reputation reached Philip II who summoned him to

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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