01. The Immaculate Conception by Jorge Sanchez Hernandez
Jorge Sánchez Hernández [1926 – 2016] was a Mexican Catholic painter and continuator of the 17th century style of Spanish Baroque painters. He studied at the Academy of San Carlos in Mexico City. His work is in both public and private collections. His most famous painting is an imagined portrait of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. From childhood he showed a tendency to fracture his bones, which is why his mother tried to keep him still, drawing. Collections include: Portraits of Colonial Nuns; Scenes from Ancient Mexico; Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz – 21 paintings; Mary, Mother of Jesus Collection; Gospel Scenes Collection; The Nican Mopohua Collection (Our Lady of Guadalupe) – 18 oil paintings in the Ex-Hacienda Las Bodegas del Molino, Puebla, México.. After this latter series in 1981 Jorge continued to paint, with portraits of famous saints such as Mother Teresa of Calcutta, Saint Joseph (Collection), Saint John Baptist de la Salle, Saint Nicholas of Bari, Saint Charles Borromeo, Saint Charbel, Saint Juan Diego, and Saint John Paul II; this latter was the last he painted (2011). In 2016, when Jorge turned 90 years old, the book “Nican Mopohua: A Message to Discover”, illustrated with his paintings, was published. He died shortly afterwards on December 7, 2016.