Pareja, Juan de

Pareja, Juan de

Pareja, Juan de, c.1610-70, Spanish religious and portrait painter, of Moorish origin. Pareja was the lifelong assistant of Velázquez, who painted his portrait (Metropolitan Mus.). His paintings show originality and an impetuous baroque temper. An outstanding work, the Calling of St. Matthew, may be seen in the Prado.
I, Juan de Pareja is a novel by Elizabeth Borton de Treviño that won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature in 1966.

The title character, Juan de Pareja is an African slave to the artist Diego Velázquez, who earns his freedom through his own artistic merit.

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