Juan Rizi

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Saint Casilda by Juan Rizi.

Fray Juan Rizi (1600–1681) was a Spanish painter of the Baroque period. He was born in Madrid. He was a brother of Francisco Rizi, and a pupil of Juan Bautista Mayno. In 1628 he entered the Benedictine Order, studied in Salamanca, and became Abbot of the Medina del Campo in Madrid (?).

He painted several works for St. Juan Bautista in Burgos, St. Martin in Madrid, and Monte Cassino in Italy. In the Madrid Museum is a St. Francis of Assisi by him (?). He afterwards went to Rome, where he was made an Archbishop (?) by pope Clement X. He died at Monte Cassino in 1681.

References[edit]