"Tu Eres Mi Refujio" Retablo Heart Ornament

"Tu Eres Mi Refugio" Retablo Heart Ornament

Retablo Heart Ornament
Peru, 2016/2017
Painted plaster sculpture
(4 " h. x 4" w. x 1 3/4" d.)

Claudio Jimenez Quispe at International Folk Art Market Santa Fe, NM, July 2004

Claudio Jimenez Quispé is an internationally renowned maker of retablos. Originally from a famous family of retablo makers in Ayacucho, he now works in Lima. His work has been exhibited all over the world, and he frequently demonstrates his exquisite technique, as at Santa Fe's International Folk Art Market. Other members of his family, such as siblings Nicario, Eleudora and Mabilon, and nephew and niece Luis and Julia Huamani Rodriguez are also skilled retablistas.