Genaro Rivera Aviles

Genaro Rivera Aviles
Also Known as
Genaro Rivera Avilés
Orocovis, Puerto Rico 1861
Morovis, Puerto Rico 1941
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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.

Works by This Artist

late 19th-early 20th century
carved and painted wood and metal