James Cordova is active/lives in New Mexico, Louisiana. James Cordova is known for New Mexican Santos figures-sculptor.
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Biography James Cordova
James Cordova's strength as an artist lies not only in his talent to
create award-winning Santos (sacred images of Catholic saints, God,
Mary and Christ), but in his deep and passionate research into the history of his artistic tradition.
Cordova nurtured his artistic talent early, while still in his teens. Inspired
by a visit in 1988 to Santa Fe's Traditional Spanish Market, he set
out on a path that has become his life's work. Visiting other Santero
studios and learning from older artists is how the artistic tradition
of Santo making has been and is passed down to the next generation. He
began his tutelage in an informal manner with the santero, Ruben
Montoya. Further inspiration and education came in
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