I, Juan de Pareja

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When the great Velázquez was painting his masterpieces at the Spanish court in the seventeenth century, his colors were expertly mixed and his canvases carefully prepared by his slave, Juan de Pareja. In a vibrant novel which depicts both the beauty and the cruelty of the time and place, Elizabeth Borton de Treviño tells the story of Juan, who was born a slave and died an accomplished and respected artist.

Pages: 192

Pages: 192


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A Newbery Medal winner in 1965, this novel tells the story of Juan, a slave who is the assistant to the great Spanish painter, Diego Velasquez. In spite of this type of work being forbidden to slaves, Juan becomes an accomplished artist himself.


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