Gonçal Peris (Gonzalo Pérez) Saint Michael Vanquishing the Devil Early 15th century


Nationality Spanish

Pérez worked as a painter of altarpieces and devotional pictures in Valencia, on the south eastern coast of Spain, during the early fifteenth century. Few documented works by him survive, but they include an altarpiece dedicated to Saint Martin painted for the monastery at Portaceli and a panel of Saint Martha and Saint Clement in the Cathedral Museum at Valencia. The characteristics of these paintings have made possible the attribution of other works to the artist. His pictures are late Gothic in style, with figures that appear to float and a rich sense of surface pattern.