Carlos Valdez Mujica

Carlos Valdez Mujica

Carlos Valdez Mujica was born in Chile and worked in Chile and Uruguay and in Mendoza, Argentina.   He is know mostly for his work depicting images of Jesus, the Virgin May and the Saints.  The figures are highly stylized and very decorative.   He included high relief images of stones, fish, flowers in his work.   He worked in lacquer over wood which was used in creating works in China but had not been used much in the Western World.  He was also a teacher   He died in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1961.  His most important work was in the 1940's.

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1904 - 1961

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