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Gustavo Victor Goler, Madonna and Child in Nicho

Carved santos of woman holding child in cutout of a box

Gustavo Victor Goler
Gustavo Victor Goler was raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico among a family of Latin American art conservators and restorers. Goler’s early years were spent apprenticing in his families conservation studios where he learned wood carving skills by restoring 18th, 19th and 20th century Saints from Latin America and New Mexico. Goler began carving original Santos in high school as a hobby, creating a few pieces a year that he would give to family and friends. In 1986, he opened up a small conservation studio in Santa Fe, NM where he specialized in the conservation of Santos.
Madonna and Child in Nicho, 2000
Painted wood carving
31 × 15 1/2 × 5 in. (78.7 × 39.4 × 12.7 cm)
Partial gift of Alfred J. Walker with purchase funds from Alyce Frank, the Harwood Museum Alliance, Raymond Bal & Elizabeth Kay, Brad & Fran Taylor, Gary and Barbara DeVane, and Palacio de Marquesa.