"In every one of my creations I hope you will be able to recognize my great love for this art form."Alejandro Chávez was born on January 30, 1956. He specializes in the creations of retablos, a kind of reverent diorama-altar typical of the Ayacucho region of Peru. He learned this technique as a boy in school, when he was 17 years old and living in Ayacucho, where his parents moved when he was just 2 years old.
When Chávez returned to his hometown, he began working in the studio of Angel Castro, a master artisan. Here he refined his techniques in the creation of retablos, eagerly learning the art from his teacher. Later, Chávez formed his own workshop after the death of his teacher, continuing to give shape to this art form. The customs and traditions of the Andean people emerge in every piece.
"In every one of my creations I hope you will be able to recognize my great love for this art form. You will also fine the contributions of my wife as well, for she molds the characters. I am currently teaching my nieces and nephews as well.
"I sincerely hope that you enjoy your retablo, which brings together the culture and traditions of the Andes."
63 items by Alejandro Chavez
33 Testimonials for Alejandro Chavez
I have ordered several items from this artist; his retablos are out of this world beautiful!
Dear Alejandro Chavez, I look look look at my nativity scene. It is magical with the night sky and stars and all of the Christmas mystery wrapped in the dark blue box. I feel like a child when I enter it. Thank you so much, Joan winchell
Maryland United States
I just received my retablo! It is so sweet! The faces have such character and they make my heart sing. I think this is because señor Chávez has a song in his heart when creates these beautiful works of art. This is such an adorable addition to my nativity collection. It is such a fun piece. Thank you for sharing your passion with the world. Michele Maliaño.