(b. ca. 1475, Cordoba, d. ca. 1545, Granada)


Spanish painter, probably of German extraction, as he is referred to as 'Maestro Alexos - pintor Aléman'. He married the daughter of a painter called Pedro Fernandez at Cordova and took her name, but he worked mainly at Seville, where he was the leading painter of the first third of the 16th century. His work, which is represented in Seville Cathedral, was essentially Flemish Mannerist in style, but it has a personal lyrical quality, and his treatment of architecture and perspective suggests that he may have visited Italy. He had a busy studio and several followers, among them his son Sebastián.