Correa, Juan (c. 1645–1716)

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Correa, Juan (c. 1645–1716)

Juan Correa (b. ca. 1645; d. 3 November 1716), Mexican painter. An almost exact contemporary of Cristóbal de Villalpando, Correa is more sober and conservative but equally productive and uneven. His works are found throughout Mexico and even in Europe. His first known painting is Saint Rose of Lima (1671). Notable are the two great canvases for the sacristy of the cathedral of Mexico City (1689–1691) and many devotional images. The catalog of his work lists nearly 400 paintings. A mulatto, Correa had a large and successful workshop and numerous followers, many of them relatives. The extensive and detailed knowledge of this workshop gained through recent studies sheds much light on the practice of painting in colonial Mexico.

See alsoArt: The Colonial Era .


Elisa Vargas Lugo et al., Juan Correa, su vida y su obra (1985).

Additional Bibliography

Velázquez Gutiérrez, María Elisa. Juan Correa: Mulato libre, maestro de pintor. México, D.F.: Círculo de Arte, 1998.

                                         Clara Bargellini