Thursday, December 10, 2009

Juan Félix Sánchez - 1900-1997

Wikipedia: Juan Félix Sánchez (16 May 1900 - 18 April 1997) was Andean folk artist born in San Rafael de Mucuchíes, Mérida, Venezuela. Sánchez' talents included weaving and sculpture, and he was also the architect and builder of the Chapel of San Rafael de Mucuchíes dedicated to the Holy Virgin of Coromoto at El Tisure, as well as several other small chapels.

While President of the Communal Meeting of San Rafael in 1929 - 1933, he organised the installation of a turbine to provide electricity to the town.

In the 1980s, he was the subject of a short film designed to "acknowledge and uncover the land, the beauty and the people of Venezuela" which received several awards.

8 comments:

Mike Eppe said...

AMAZING light effects !!!!
Great piece!

ian said...

You're on fire Carlos! Nice painterly piece.

Jubhubmubfub said...

Very charming whiskers.

em... said...

Not familiar with him, but it's full of character

Guido Salimbeni said...

you really can paint the light!!

Jim Hopkins said...

Great! -very nice render here!

john said...

great work..happy Christmas

Juan Carlos said...

Que gran caricatura Carlos. Es indudablemente Juan Félix Sánchez.
Tuve la oportunidad de conocerlo y tomarme una foto con él una vez que viajaba a Mérida y él estaba en su capillita en Mucuchíes. Fue una muy feliz coincidencia.

Felicitaciones por tus caricaturas. Tu trabajo es excelente.