In 1939, the young Castillo brothers Miguel, Coco, Antonio, Chato and their cousin, Salvador, began working as apprentices in the Taxco workshop of American-born artist William Spratling,
who is widely acknowledged for his important influence on 20th century Mexican silver design.
Having learned from a master, the Castillo brothers established their own silversmith workshop in 1946 under the name Los Castillo. Inspired by the heritages of the Toltec, Aztec, and Maya peoples, their innovative, award-winning designs became known throughout Mexico and Latin America and were widely exhibited in the Americas and Europe.
Their works of art were exhibited throughout the Americas and Europe.
They were recognized and celebrated with five Mexico Presidential Awards.
Coco Castillo, Antonio Castillo y Miguel Castillo
Los Castillo’s legacy continues under the auspices of Antonio Castillo’s children, Lili, Wolmar and Emilia, and Emilia’s daughter, Cristina Romo Castillo.
Los Castillo workshop
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