Nicholas Herrera was active/lived in New Mexico. Nicholas Herrera is known for naive wood carved santeros.
Biography Nicholas Herrera
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Nicholas Herrera is what you might call a 'homegrown' artist. Born and raised in northern New Mexico, he is linked to the history of wood carving through his great uncle, Jose Inez Herrera, a respected santero.
Having survived some difficulties in his teen years, Nicholas Herrera's work was noticed by people in the local art world and he has been carving since that fortuitous beginning.
Although rooted in traditional wood carving in New Mexico and using the same materials, his work breaks with that tradition by commenting on contemporary culture with humor, satire and at times, political statements.
In March of 2006 Mr. Herrera was interviewed by a representative of the Smithsonian Art Museum, and as a result, his
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