Genaro Rivera Aviles
Also Known as: Genaro Rivera Avilés
Orocovis, Puerto Rico 1861
Morovis, Puerto Rico 1941
Luce Artist Biography
Genaro Rivera Aviles was the son of Francisco Rivera, a prominent santero on the island of Puerto Rico. Santeros were makers of santos, carved wooden images of saints used in prayers. Genaro and his father worked together in the mountainous region around Corozal.