Friar Juan Bautista Maíno (1581 – 1 April 1649) was a Spanish painter of the Baroque period, born in Pastrana. From 1600 to 1608, he lived in Italy. He was said to be a pupil of El Greco, though others claim he trained in or followed the styles of Carracci and Guido Reni, and his painting style was quite different over time in Spain.
In March 1611 he moved to Toledo, and in 1612 he painted the altarpiece of the Cuatro Pascuas for the main altar of the church of San Pedro Mártir, now in the Museo del Prado. His Adoration of the Shepherds (below) is there as well. Best known in Toledo, he became a Dominican in June 1613 and joined the convent of San Pedro Mártir in Toledo. He became tutor for King Felipe IV in 1620. In court, Maíno helped arrange patronage for Alonso Cano. He died in the College of Santo Tomas of Madrid. He was admired as a miniature portraitist. He helped Diego Velázquez in his early career and among his disciples was Juan Ricci. More on Friar Juan Bautista Maíno
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