Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 1:30pm2:30pm.
Hamilton Building - Lower Level DenverCO
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Jose Francisco Xavier de Salazar y Mendoza, Spanish Colonial Painter in Louisiana, 1782-1802

with Judith Bonner

During Louisiana's Spanish Colonial period only a singular artist's name emerges, that of Jose Francisco Xavier de Salazar y Mendoza (mid-1700's-1802).

In 1782 Salazar immigrated to New Orleans from his native Mérida in the Yucatán Peninsula. For twenty years he made a visual record of the city's leading citizens, military and political figures in an artistic style that has frequently been compared to Spanish painter Francisco Goya (1746-1828).

Salazar survived yellow fever epidemics and hazardous city conditions, including the 1788 fire that destroyed most of the city and left his family homeless.

With about 70 extant paintings attributed to him, Salazar's paintings provide a unique historic glimpse into life in a difficult colony.

Doors open at 1 pm.

Free for Alianza members and students with ID; $5 DAM members; $10 others. Tickets available at the door.