Andrés López, Activo 1763-1811

Andrés was the son of Carlos Clemente López, a painter associated with the academy of the brothers Nicolás and Juan Rodríguez Juárez. Born in Mexico he studied at the San Carlos Academy of Art in Mexico City. His known works are from 1763 to 1812. He shares the style set by José de Alcíbar who participated in the edition of Maravilla Americana written by Miguel Cabrera to demonstrate the superhuman nature of the image of Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe. His most important works are La Pasión de Cristo, Iglesia del Encino in Aguascalientes that is dated between 1798 and 1800; the portrait of Mariana Ana Teresa Bonstet housed in the Museo Nacional del Virreinato in Tepozotlán, and the portrait of Matias de Gálvez in the Museo Nacional de Historia in Chapultepec. He is mentioned in the E. Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres Sculpteurs Dessinateurs et Graveurs (Ed Grund,1976), Autógrafos de Pintores Coloniales by Abelardo Carrillo y Gariel (Ed Universidad Autónoma de México 1972) as well as Repertorio de Artistas en México by Guillermo Tovar de Teresa (Tomo II, Ed. Grupo Financiero Bancomer 1996)