Isidoro Cruz – Master Carver from Oaxaca

The master woodcarver Isidoro Cruz in his home workshop in 2014
The master woodcarver Isidoro Cruz in his home workshop in 2014

Isidoro Cruz is a master wood-carver from San Martin Tilcajete, Oaxaca. He is also the father of Nayeli Cruz, who followed in her father’s tradition and married fellow wood-carving artist, Gaspar Calvo Fabian. Isidoro started carving at a young age, making masks for local carnivals. He continues to make masks, as well as all sorts of other creatures, often adding an element of the surreal or mystical to his pieces.

Check out our gallery of Isidoro’s work!

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