Who are the Maestros?

Emilo Molinero Working .Hand-picked master artists are found all over Mexico. Marianne does not just call them on the telephone and ask them to attend the show – she travels to their homes. Collectors and buyers are brought an astonishing variety of exceptional folk art. Many of them are featured in the acclaimed book”Great Masters of Mexican Folk Art” and have practiced their art for generations; others are inspired artists yet to be discovered. All are masters of their mediums: clay, paper, fabric, paint, wood, stone, silver, alpaca, and other traditional materials.

If indigenous and folk art are not publicly exhibited and the artists are not given new opportunities to sell their work, then it is quite possible their work will not be passed on to the next generation.