YEZ DE LA ALMEDINA, Fernando
(active 1505-36)

Biography

Fernando Yez (or Yez de la Almedina), Spanish painter. He is first documented in 1506 in Valencia, where in 1507-10 he collaborated with Fernando de los Llanos in painting twelve panels of the Life of the Virgin for the main altarpiece of the cathedral. From the style of these paintings it is inferred that the 'Fernando spagnuolo' who in 1505 was working with Leonardo da Vinci on the Battle of Anghiari was either Yez or Llanos. Yez is credited with being the more gifted artist and one of the most important influences in introducing the High Renaissance style to Spain. Examples of his work are in the museum at Valencia and the Prado in Madrid.