CAJÉS, Patrizio
(b. ca. 1540, Arezzo, d. 1612, Madrid)

Biography

Patrizio Cajés (also spelt Caxés or Cascesi), Italian painter and designer, active in Spain, father of Eugenio Cajés. He worked in Rome and Madrid. He arrived in Spain in 1567 and worked at the Alcázar, the Palacio del Pardo, and convents in the district of Madrid. He was one of the artists involved in the decoration of the monastery of San Lorenzo in El Escorial.

Patrizio Cajés translated Vignola's 1562 treatise on architecture into Spanish.