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LA CALLEJA, Andrés de (1705 - 1785), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
LA CALLEJA, Andrés de (1705 - 1785), Painter

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Spanish, 18th century, male.

Born 1705, in Rioja; died 2 January 1785, in Madrid.


Andrés de la Calleja was a pupil of G.-A. Ezquerra. He quickly achieved success and was appointed to an honorary position by King Philip V while still young. In 1752 Philip VI appointed him first director of the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando which had just been founded in

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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