Enrique Guerra (1871-1943) comes to close the circle of great Mexican sculptors of the 19th century of the Old Academy of San Carlos, composed by: Fidencio Nava, Agustín Ocampo, Felipe Sojo, Juan Bellido, Martin Soriano, Felipe Vallero, Gabriel Guerra , Jesús Contreras, Arnulfo Domínguez Bello and José Tovar.
Enrique Guerra was born in the city of Xalapa, Veracruz, on November 8, 1871 and died in Mexico City on February 3, 1943. Actually a couple of years younger than his contemporary Fidencio Nava (1869-1938) And a younger generation than the jalapeño Arnulfo Domínguez Bello (1886-1948), Enrique Guerra was the son of a well-known talabartero of the district of Techacapa, where he was altar boy in the church of San Jorge. From an early age, Guerra appeared as an amateur in the art of embossing, soon working as head of a saddlery workshop, where he performed embossed and ornamental works.
He is a graduate of the state of Veracruz, governed by the governor Teodoro A. Dehesa. He studied high school and was distinguished by the professor of painting Catuccilo, who allowed him to enter in 1893 as a student of art of sculptress at the ENBA, with a scholarship from the government Of his home state, for the 6 years of the race. In the Academy he is a pupil of the Italian artist Enrique Antonio Alciati, a classical scholar who is in charge of directing him and with whom also studied the other two jalapeños of the group: Fidencio Nava and Arnulfo Domínguez Bello - wishing the Catalan artist Alberto Fabrés the artists Goitia, Diego Rivera, Alberto Garduño, De la Torre and Saturnino Herrán.
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