Hermenegildo Bustos found his signature style of painting in the genre of portraits. The work of this “aficionado artist” –as he calls himself- marked the religious genre as well as devotional images and the ex-votos in order to satisfy the needs of his clients in his town of Purísima del Rincón, Guanajuato.

A colorful man who combined his profession with different activities like ice cream salesman, musician, day laborer, carpenter and metal worker, among others.

A few valuable sources of information that allow the reconstruction of his daily life are the notes that he wrote in the margins of a Galván calendar of 1894.

CURATOR: Miguel Cervantes


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