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Enrique Egas

  • Artist / Creator - Generic image
  

Speciality

Architecture

 

 

Date of birth

1455

Date of death

1534
  


"Architect and sculptor. He is considered one of the most significant artists of the Spanish Plateresque, and his work is an example of the transition from Gothic to the Renaissance."

He is thought to have been born in Toledo in around 1455 to a family of sculptors and architects of Flemish origin. He entered the world of art through his father, the sculptor Egas Cueman. The first mention of him as an artist refers to his participation in the work on the Cathedral of Santa María in Toledo in 1495, together with Juan Guas, whom he succeeded in 1496 as master craftsman. His works include the hospices he designed by order of the Catholic Monarchs: the Hospice of Santa Cruz in Toledo, the Hospice of Santiago de Compostela and that in Granada. His work combines traditional elements of Flemish Gothic with the new Renaissance trends. He died in around 1534.

Highlighted works

  • Hospice of the Catholic Monarchs
  • Toledo Cathedral
  • Hospice of Vera Cruz in Toledo
  • Hospice in Granada
  • Plasencia Cathedral
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