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Enrique Alferez

 (1901 - 1999)
Enrique G. Alferez was active/lived in Texas, Louisiana.  Enrique Alferez is known for figure-genre, illustrator, sculptor.

Biography   Enrique Alferez


Born in El Paso, Texas, Enrique Alferez has spent most of his professional career in either El Paso or New Orleans, Louisiana, although he also spent time in Mexico where he was a map maker in Poncho Villa's revolutionary army. His father was a Mexican sculptor from Zacatecas, and he inherited his father's interest and talent in sculpture.

In 1943, he completed a sculpture titled "Molly Marine", the first monument in the United States of a woman in service uniform. The original is on the corner of Elk and Canal streets in New Orleans and other sites for copies of the sculpture are Quantico and Parris Island. Because of wartime restrictions on bronze, Alferez sculpted his original statue with granite and marble chips.

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