Thomas Burch

Type
Individual
Role
Artist
Identifier
BurchThomas
Functions, Occupations, and Activities
>Santero, painter
Medium
Wood;Paint
Biography
MYSTERIOUS SANTERO-Tomas (alias Thomas Burch) of Raton and his sister Mrs. Emily Hughes of Santa Fe discovered santos as children. Since then Tomas has become a leading artist of the saints...As his reputation grew, so did the search for the talented Spanish American...who painted his retablos somewhere in the hills of Northern New Mexico. The fact is Tomas is Thomas Burch, an Anglo who lives in Raton and took up the art of the santeros some nine years ago [stated in 1969].[Retrieved on 2/21/2018 from https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/211300862/]
Geographic names
Raton