Diego Quispe Tito
(1611 - 1681)
Diego Quispe Tito was active/lived in Peru. Diego Tito is known for Cuzco circle devotional painting, mannerism.
Diego Quispe Tito (1611–1681) was a Quechua painter from Peru. He is considered the leader of the Cuzco School of painting.
The son of a noble Inca family, Quispe Tito was born in Cuzco, and worked throughout his life in the district of San Sebastián; his house remains, and shows his coat of arms on its door.
Quispe Tito's earliest signed painting is an Immaculate Conception from 1627, gilded in a fashion typical of the Cuzco school. His work is in the style of Spanish Mannerism and Flemish painting. Quispe Tito is believed to have learned these styles from Italian Jesuit Bernardo Bitti, who was active at the time in Cuzco.
In addition, he is believed to have known Luis de Riaño in his youth, and may have derived some ... Displaying 750 of 2310 characters.