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Enrique Alférez: Sculptor

Enrique Alférez, born in Zacatecas, Mexico, lived nearly the entire 20th century. After service in the Mexican Revolution as a youth, he emigrated to Texas; studied in Chicago; and, in 1929, first made his way to Louisiana.

For almost 70 years, Alférez worked in New Orleans. His lasting imprint is seen among figurative sculptures, monuments, fountains, and architectural details in prominent locations from the Central Business District to the shore of Lake Pontchartrain and beyond.

Author Katie Bowler Young has gained unprecedented access to Alférez’s personal and family holdings and has crafted a poetic evocation of the life and work of this preeminent artist.

The book examines connections between Alférez’s art and his homeland, international outlook, and Indigenous Nahua heritage, and features more than one hundred images of his work in New Orleans and beyond. Enrique Alférez: Sculptor is the latest entry in the well-received Louisiana Artists Biography series from The Historic New Orleans Collection.

About Katie Bowler Young
Katie Bowler Young is the author of Through Water with Ease (Louisiana Literature Press, 2019) and State Street (Bull City Press, 2009). Her poetry and prose have appeared in journals including the Southern Review, the Midwest Quarterly, Carolina Quarterly, and Louisiana Literature. Her work often focuses on art, culture, and perspective. Young is interim senior director of global partnership and programs at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is an adjunct professor of poetry in the undergraduate creative writing program at Warren Wilson College. Among her honors, Young has received a Fulbright-Nehru International Education award and was a finalist for the Marble Faun Prize for Poetry. Young earned degrees from Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers and the University of New Orleans.

Available on Amazon and through The Historic New Orleans Collection

 

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