Mario Sanchez (born 1908- died 2005), woodcarver and painter, was a folk artist and a foremost visual chronicler of the history of Key West, Florida's southernmost city. His oeuvre documents chronologically the story of a community, from the arrival in the 1820s of the first settlers from the Bahamas to the present day
Sanchez was blessed with a near-photographic recall of a racially and culturally diverse microcosm, and his work affirms the dignity of people facing challenges they had to meet and overcome to succeed in their new environment. His scenes of Key West life are rich in details and leavened with gentle comedy.
They are also politically charged, since Sanchez was deeply influenced by democratic id
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