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 Jose Rafael Aragon  (1795 - 1862)

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Lived/Active: New Mexico / Mexico      Known for: church decoration, altar screens, wood carving, painting

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BIOGRAPHY for Jose Aragon
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1795
 
Death
1862 (New Mexico)

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New Mexico / Mexico

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church decoration, altar screens, wood carving, painting

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Taos Pre 1940
One of the few artists working in Spanish New Mexico during the late 18th and early 19th centuries, Jose Aragon focused on religious images for churches and homes. He was a wood carver who used local woods such as ponderosa pine or cottonwood roots and also a painter who used watercolor and tempera. For his woodcarvings, his method was to cover the carved object with gesso or plaster and then apply color with watercolor paints. He was especially noted for his creative decorative motifs, color co (showing 500 of 1977 characters).



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