Nuestra Señora de la Luz (Our Lady of Light)
Maker and role
Artist: José Dolores López, New Mexican, 1868-1937
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Although many New Mexican santeros developed their craft at a family workshop, López did not follow the example of his father, Nasario, until later in life. Even then, he created non-traditional saint figures that were rarely painted. Today, López's descendants continue his approach to carving and image-making.