Josefina Aguilar – Famous Mexican Master Clay Folk Artist
Josefina Aguilar of Oaxaca, Mexico, is perhaps one of the most well known and collectable folk artists of today. Josefina’s skill was noticed when she was quite young, and by the time she was in her early twenties, articles about her work began to appear in European and North American journals. Today, her work can be seen in the International Folk Art Museum of Santa Fe, the Rockefeller wing of the San Antonio Art Museum, and the Mexican Museums of San Francisco and Chicago.
As of 2014, Josefina is now blind, but continues to create. Her hands have now become her eyes as she continues to make her signature pieces such as her Market Ladies. Josefina’s daughter now helps Aguilar to finish her pieces with the fine detail.