Jose Benitez Sanchez He is undoubtably the best recognized and prolific of all the Huichol Artist. His classic style has been exhibited in the finest museums the world over. He was born in 1938 in the Huichol village of Wautua and trained as a Shaman. His work shows the physical world interacting with the spiritual in the lines of energy linking them together. Every painting is filled powerful images. He passed in July 2009.