Abad Lucero

Type
Individual
Role
Artist
Identifier
LuceroAbad
Functions, Occupations, and Activities
>Carpenter, furniture maker, santero, teacher
Heritage
Hispanic
Medium
Wood;Furniture
Biography
Abad Lucero was a carpenter and santero from Santa Fe. He began making Spanish Colonial furniture at the age of 18, following the traditional practice of using mortice and tenon joints rather than nails. He had several teaching jobs, including instructing students in woodworking, sculpting, painting, upholstering, and ironworking at vocational institutions in northern New Mexico and teaching wood working to boys from the State Penal Institute at Spring Boys School. He also worked for the Forest Service crafting office furniture and trail signs. He has had worked featured in exhibitions at the Museum of Albuquerque. [source: Dana Everts 9/22/1987]
Geographic names
Santa Fe, Albuquerque
Related collection
AR.00020 Dana Everts Collection (is related to)
Related people/organizations
Dana Everts-Boehm (interviewed by)
Elidio Gonzales (taught)