Jonathan Brown, a well-known figure in the art world for being a world authority on Golden age Spanish, especially Velázquez, died at 82 years.
El Museo del Prado, through a solemn message, was the one who confirmed the sad news.
Brown He was a professor at the Institute of Fine Arts of the University of NY and worked, over several decades, with multiple museums in Spain as an advisor.
His work, focused on Spanish painting and Spanish-American art of the XNUMXth and XNUMXth centuries, was essential for researchers and art lovers.
We deeply mourn the loss of Jonathan Brown. Prestigious American hispanist and great expert on Velázquez, we fondly remember the close relationship he had with the Prado Museum https://t.co/udCFWkeXiM pic.twitter.com/mYEeFGJNyr
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He was the curator of various exhibitions at the Prado, such as the one dedicated in 1999 to Velázquez, Rubens and Van Dyck, in commemoration of the fourth centenary of the Spanish painter's birth.
Jonathan Brown published several works to understand Spanish baroque painting among which stand Images and ideas in Spanish painting of the XNUMXth century, Velázquez, painter and courtier, A palace for the king: the Buen Retiro and the court of Felipe IV, The golden age of painting in Spain y The triumph of painting. On court collecting in the XNUMXth century.
Throughout his career he won awards such as the Gold Medal for Fine Arts in 1986; the Grand Cross of Alfonso X el Sabio, in 1996, and the Elio Antonio Nebrija Award from the University of Salamanca, in 1997.