EGAS, Enrique, the Elder
(b. ca. 1455, Toledo, d. 1534, Toledo)

Biography

Spanish architect and sculptor, son of the Flemish sculptor Cueman Egas (active c. 1440-1495 in Spain), originating from Brussels. He received his training in Toledo, then worked in the service of the Catholic monarchs. He (or Pedro Gumiel) was responsible for the creation of the "Cisneros Style," in which Gothic, Renaissance and Mudejar elements are combined.

He executed his first works with Juan Guas in the Palacio del Infantado, Guadalajara and San Juan de los Reyes in Toledo.