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I, Juan de Pareja
Audience: 4th Grade - 7th Grade
Juan de Pareja was born into slavery in seventeenth-century Spain. To his good fortune, he came to serve the Spanish painter Velazquez. He discovers a love for art and a talent for painting, but he must practice in secret because the law forbade a slave from painting. After many years, Juan is given his freedom but continues as Velazquez's assistant until the great painter's death. Read this first-person account, based on the actual life of Juan de Pareja, to learn about Velazquez and life as a painter during a brilliant era of famous artists.
Date read: 1/6/2011
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