Tiburcio de la Espada

Name
Tiburcio de la Espada
Born
San Germán, Puerto Rico
Died
San Germán, Puerto Rico
born San Germán, Puerto Rico 1798-died San Germán, Puerto Rico 1852
Nationalities
American
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Luce Artist Biography

Tiburcio and his father, Felipe de la Espada, were the most prominent santeros (santos makers) in Puerto Rico during the Spanish colonial era. Santos are images of saints carved for churches and household devotions. Tiburcio sculpted for many churches, including the San Germán church of Porto Coeli (Gate of Heaven).

Works by This Artist (1 item)