Mexican Artists

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-When she was 6, she was diagnosed with polio but later recovered-After getting in a bus accident, her passion for art started-Mostly did self portraits in her art and they symbolized her pain--She was influenced by Mexican art as well as European styles such as Realism, Surrealism, and Symbolism- Died on July 13, 1954 at the age of 47-Her house called the Blue House, was turned into a museum after her death

-Born November 23, 1883- Mexican muralist who created impressive realistic paintings-Painter who helped lead the revival of Mexican mural paintings in 1920- His works are often complex and tragic - Was a man with unparalleled vison, and died of heart failure at age 65-Overcame poverty and came to the US

-Born in Oaxaca, Mexico, on August 26, 1899- Was a 20th century Mexican artist who focused on printmaking, paintings and sculpture-utilizing influences outside of his home country-Was a largely self-taught artist who was influenced by an array of international ideas which informed his depictions of Mexican culture-garnered acclaim with paintings like "Women of Tehuantepec"-With two museums in his home country named after him, Tamayo died on June 24, 1991


Mexican Artists

Zapatistas by Jose Clemente Orozco Is an oil painting that depicts a somber moment in the Mexican Revolution

Frida Kahlo

The Two Fridas by Frida Kahlo 1939one Frida is dressed in white and has a damaged heart, and the other Frida is dressed vibrantly and has an intact heart- These figures are believed to represent “unloved” and “loved” versions of Kahlo

Rufino Tamayo

Luna y Sol-Moon and Sun by Rufino Tamayo (1990) A mixographia that depicts the sun and moon

David Alfaro Siqueiros

-The son of a bourgeois family, painter David Alfaro Siqueiros was born in Chihuahua City, Mexico, on December 29, 1896-His Communist activities led to numerous jailings and periods of exile.- He produced thousands of square feet of wall paintings in which numerous social, political and industrial changes were portrayed from a left-wing perspective-His murals, big and bold, were often infused with causes that supported his leftist politics.- He died in 1974

Jose Clemente Orozco


Self Portrait by David Alfaro Siqueiros (1945)A self portrait made with a muralism style and oil technique

Diego Rivera

-His art reflected the lives of the working class and native people of Mexico-Was born on December 8, 1886 in Guanajuato, Mexico-Known for his numerous murals- Was the husband of Frida Kahlo, also a famous artist-He died November 24, 1957


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