Vergara, Jose

Vergara, Jose a Spanish painter, was born at Valencia in 1726. He displayed fine artistic powers at an early age. He adopted the style of the prints of Spagnoletto, and studied the works of Coypel and Paolo de Matteis. He painted many portraits and numerous pictures for the churches of Valencia and neighboring cities, in oil, fresco, and distemper. The most noted of his paintings are the Conception of the Virgin, in the Convent of San Francisco, at Valencia; and Telemachus and Mentor, in the Academy of San Ferdinando. He was chosen director of the Academy of San Carlos, at Valencia, and held the office until his death, in 1799. See Spooner, Biog. Hist. of the Fine Arts, s.v.

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