GARCÍA DE QUIÑONES, Andrés
(b. 1709, Santiago de Compostela, d. 1784, Santiago de Compostela)

Biography

Spanish architect and sculptor, active mainly in Salamanca. In the years between 1750 and 1755 he completed his best known work, the Plaza Mayor and the town hall in Salamanca. The long-drawn-out construction of the Jesuit college of La Clerecia in Salamanca had been stagnating. He completed it with towers, belfry and the inner courtyard. As a sculptor, he produced several altars for churches.