Andres Lopez (XVIII - XIX)

Andrés was the son of Carlos Clemente López, a painter associated with the academy of the brothers Nicolas and Juan Rodriguez Juarez. Born in Mexico he studied at the San Carlos Academy of Art in Mexico City. His known works date from 1763 and as late as 1811. He shares the style set by Jose de Alzíbar who participated in the edition of "Maravilla Americana" written by Miguel Cabrera to demonstrate the superhuman nature of the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe. His most important works are La Pasion de Cristo housed by the Encino Church in Aguascalientes that is dated between 1798 and 1800, the portrait of Mariana Ana Teresa Bonstet housed in the Museo Nacional del Virreinato in Tepozotlán, and the portrait of Mathias de Gálvez in the Museo Nacional de Historia in Chapultepec. He is mentioned in the E. Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres Sculpteurs Dessinateurs et Graveurs (Ed Grund,1976), Autografos de Pintores Coloniales by Abelardo Carrillo y Gariel (Ed Universidad Autonoma de Mexico 1972) as well as Repertorio de Artistas en Mexico by Guillermo Tovar de Teresa (Tomo II, Ed. Grupo Financiero Bancomer 1996)

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