Jesus Reyes Ferreira
(1882 - 1977)
Jesus Reyes Ferreira was active/lived in Mexico. Jesus Ferreira is known for folk art design painting and drawing on crepe paper.
Biography Jesus Reyes Ferreira
Jesús Reyes Ferreira, born José de Jesús Benjamín Buenaventura de los Reyes y Ferreira and also known as Chucho Reyes, was a self-taught artist and antiques/art collector and vendor.
Reyes Ferreira began painting on crêpe paper*, a delicate material not meant to last, as a way of decorating paper meant to wrap sales from his antiques/art store. The decorated paper became popular enough to be sold on its own. Although he began this activity in Guadalajara, he did not produce the bulk of his work until after he moved to Mexico City when he was 58 years old. Here he continued collecting and selling objects such as colonial art and Mexican handcrafts and folk art, being one of the early exponents for the appreciation of these objects. H
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