His parents were Antonio Carvajal, a tailor with a long family tradition, and Teresa Campos. He was the youngest of 5 siblings, from a very young age he became more interested in art than in his father's profession and he moved to Granada where it is believed that he was a disciple of Diego de Mora , the son of the also sculptor Bernardo de Mora .
Most of his artistic activity was developed in the city of Antequera, where he had his own workshop in 1740 and where he married Magdalena Talavera, daughter of the notary Miguel Francisco de Talavera in 1755. He had an only son, Miguel María de Carvajal who was also an artist.
He is considered one of the main representatives of the Antequera sculptural circle, which was an artistic nucleus with well-defined characteristics that reached its maximum expression in the second half of the 18th century . All his known work corresponds to religious imagery, among his carvings stands out the Cristo del Mayor Dolor that is in the Royal Collegiate Church of San Sebastián (Antequera) and processions on Holy Wednesday in the Brotherhood of the Greater Pain , the Christ tied to the column of the Church of Los Remedios ( Estepa ) and Ntro. Father Jesús Nazareno ( La Roda de Andalucía ).
Throughout his life he was an artist who acquired prestige and social recognition among his contemporaries. He died in Antequera in 1779 at the age of 69 and was buried in the chapel of the Virgen del Rosario of the Santo Domingo Convent of this city. [ 2 ]
- Ideal.es: Fondón commemorates the third anniversary of the sculptor Andrés de Carvajal . Posted on 8/1/2009. Accessed 3/27/2010
- Gaona Villejas, Joaquín: The sculptor Andrés de Carvajal y Campos. Third centenary of his birth in Fondón . FARUA Magazine, number 12, Virgitano Center for Historical Studies, Granada, 2009