Ishmael Avila

Type
Individual
Role
Artist
Identifier
AvilaIshmael
Functions, Occupations, and Activities
>Woodcarver
Heritage
Hispanic
Medium
Wood
Statement
"I have never known anything made out of wood that I couldn't make for myself," Avila said. [From article in Bartlett Library vertical file: http://library.internationalfolkart.org/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=23604]
Biography
Born in a village in the mountainous state of Zacatecas, Mexico...he works alone in his [Santa Fe] studio in a converted garage beneath his apartment...Avila is a classic carver in the European tradition. His work supports much finer details than the traditional carvings found in northern New Mexico. [From article in Bartlett Library vertical file: http://library.internationalfolkart.org/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=23604]
Geographic names
Santa Fe