Figueroa, Pedro José (1780–1838)

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Figueroa, Pedro José (1780–1838)

Pedro José Figueroa (b. 1780; d. 1838), Colombian artist. Son of a wealthy Bogotá family and descendant of a notable group of seventeenth-century Colombian painters, Figueroa began his studies with Peruvian painter Pablo Antonio García (1744–1814). During the war for independence in Colombia, he painted scenes of some of the battles as well as at least ten portraits (1819–1822) of Simón Bolívar. He served as director of the construction of the Church of Las Nieves in Bogotá and painted the Holy Trinity mural for the Bogotá cathedral. He painted many portraits of influential Colombians including archbishops. Figueroa established a studio for his pupils, among whom were his sons José Celestino and José Miguel y Santos.

See alsoArt: The Colonial Period; Colombia: From the Conquest through Independence.


Gabriel Giraldo Jaramillo, La miniatura, la pintura y el grabado en Colombia (1980).

Dawn Ades, Art in Latin America (1989).

                                    BÉlgica RodrÍguez

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