Ignacio Chacon

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Ignacio Chacon (1745–1775) was a Peruvian painter from Cusco. He painted with floral borders, bright colors and gold-leaf overlay which were part of the mestizo-baroque style that came out of Cusco, capital of the Inca empire.[1] His paintings incorporated Christian traditions with Peruvian influences. For Christmas 2006, the United States Postal Service issued a stamp of his Madonna and Child painting called “Madonna and Child with Bird” from the collection of the Denver Art Museum.[2] The oil-on-canvas painting is from 1765 and has been on display since 1972.[3][4]


  1. ^ Innes, Stephanie. "Christmas-stamp art has ties to Tucson". Tucson. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Madonna and Child with Bird". Denver Art Museum. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  3. ^ "New Christmas stamp 'exemplifies family, charity'". Catholic. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Stamps caught in holiday angst". Denver Post. Retrieved 8 February 2018.