Pareja, Juan de
Pareja, Juan de hwän dā pärā´hä [key], 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.
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