American, 20th century, male.
Born c. 1880, near Santa Cruz (New Mexico); died c. 1939.
Sculptor. Religious subjects.
José Dolores Lopez was born into a family of woodcarvers. He too used this material, and also worked in clay.
He executed a large number of 'Santos', effigies of saints in the popular style of the Spanish colonial tradition, adding his own very personal, if rough, sensitivity....