Baltasar de Echave Orio

1548-1620 Mexico/Mannerism

 

Brief Biography-Baltasar de Echave Orio, writer and painter, reached Mexico from Zumaya in the Basque Country, in 1573. He married Isabel de Ibía, daughter of the artist Francisco de Ibía, referred to as Francisco of Zumaya, she is said to have tutored Baltasar. He had two sons, Baltasar and Manuel, who also became painters. His works were exclusively made up of a religious subject and were in the style of Florentine Mannerism. He painted in several churches in Mexico, paintings attributed to him are in the Metropolitan Cathedral of Mexico City. The artist Luis Juárez was one of his students. His most noted literary work was Discourses of the Antiquity of the Cantabrian Language.

 

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adoration of
the magi

adoration of the magi

martyrdom of saint
apronianus

martyrdom of saint apronianus

martyrdom of saint
pontianus

martyrdom of saint pontianus

prayer in
the garden

prayer in the garden


the porciuncula

the porciuncula


virgin reading

virgin reading


visitation

visitation