The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Becerra, Gasparo

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BECERRA, Gasparo, bě-thĕr'rạ, gäs-pä'rō, Spanish artist: b. Baeza, Andalusia, 1520; d. Madrid 1570. He studied for some time in Rome under Michelangelo and others, and on his return became sculptor and painter to Philip II. He adorned the palace of Madrid with several frescoes, and also executed works in sculpture and architecture.