|Dates||1652 - 1706|
As court sculptor and the first woman sculptor recorded in Spain, Luisa Roldán reached the top of her profession. Her father was a sculptor in Seville, and Luisa and her siblings worked in the family workshop. At nineteen, she married a sculptor from the shop and became her family's primary source of income, working independently with her husband as polychromist. Roldán's figures are characterized by clearly delineated profiles, thick locks of hair, billowing draperies, and mystical faces with delicate eyes, knitting brows, rosy cheeks, and slightly parted lips.
From 1686 to 1688 Roldán was in Cádiz, carving wooden sculptures for the