Paintings by the Mexican folk artist Luz Caballero (1900 - 1990)
From Siao, Guanajuato, Mexico
Self taught artist, Luz Caballero started painting at age 60 and continued up to her death at age 90 in 1990. Her paintings have roots in the Mexican retablo tradition but also in the modern European masters of landscape and portraiture. Her son, the noted playwright and screenwriter Antonio Gonzalez Caballero, gave Luz the opportunity to experience the other arts. She enjoyed the ballet as well as theater. Themes from the bible and the native Mexican populations are also prevalent in her work. Luz combined these influences in her unique paintings, each piece offering insight into life in Mexico in the 1900s.