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Alejo Fernández - Spanish Artist From Art History

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Historical Artist - Alejo Fernández (1475 - 1545)

Spanish painter, Alejo Fernandez married fellow painter Pedro Fernandez’s daughter and took their family’s name. He worked mostly in Seville, painting in a mixture of Flemish and Mannerist styles. One of his most revered pieces was the painting, Virgin of the Navigators, depicting Spanish activity in America. Best known for his portrait of Christopher Columbus painted between 1505 and 1536. Fernández arrived in Seville from Cordoba in 1508. He died in Seville around 1545.

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