Jose Alberto Baros

Type
Individual
Role
Artist
Identifier
BarosJoseAlberto
Alternate names
Albert Baros
Lifespan
after 1947
Functions, Occupations, and Activities
>Wood carver, santero
Heritage
Hispanic American
Medium
Wood, paint
School/Genre
La Escuela Artesana
Biography
Jose Abertos's early work was mostly two dimensional due to college influence, but he also did three dimensional pieces in wood. He was self-taught and later met up with other local artists who were more into wood. Eventually Jose Alberto began to concentrate on wood sculptures creating representational or impressionistic pieces. He was not attempting to imitate anyone, but was developing his own style. Jose Alberto draws inspiration to do traditional work from the images of earlier santeros. In particular he likes the work of Jose Rafael Aragon...Of contemporary santeros he likes the classic cleanness of Horacio Valdez's santos and the simplicity of Luisito Lujan's work. [Retrieved on 12/20/17 from statement in Bartlett Library vertical file http://library.internationalfolkart.org/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=23625]
Geographic names
Espanola
Related people/organizations
Jose Rafael Aragon (influenced by)
Jose Benjamin Lopez (influenced by)
Estevan Arellano (worked with)
Luisito Lujan (influenced by)
Horacio Valdez (influenced by)