CRISTÓBAL HERNÁNDEZ DE QUINTANA - Artists - Tenerife

Cristóbal Hernández de Quintana

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Cristóbal Hernández de Quintana is the supreme representative of Baroque art on the Canary Islands. Born in 1651 in La Orotava, he was just twenty years old when he took on the first apprentice at his workshop. Despite his skills and talent, he always set time aside from his own artwork to carry out small tasks such as restoring paintings by other artists. The theme of his paintings is mainly religious, with special mention to be made of his San Pío V praying for the triumph of Lepanto, which can be admired in the church of Santo Domingo de Guzmán in La Laguna, alongside a painting of San Pedro also by his hand. It was in the city of San Cristóbal de la Laguna that he spent most of his life, and a collection of his works are currently on display in the city's various catholic churches, including the paintings of Ánimas in the church of La Concepción and the Cathedral.