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Sofía Ímber

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Sofía Ímber

Sofía Ímber (8 May 1924 – 20 February 2017) was a Romanian-born Venezuelan journalist and supporter of the arts. She was the founder of the Contemporary Art Museum of Caracas. Early life She was born in Soroca, Kingdom of Romania (now Moldova) in 1924 to Jewish parents Naum Ímber and Ana Barú. She moved to Venezuela with her family when she was four years old, in 1928.[1] Imber married Venezuelan journalist and diplomat Guillermo Meneses.[1] Her sister was Lya Imber, the first woman to receive a medical degree in Venezuela. Imber has three daughters Sara, Adriana, Daniela Meneses Imber and a son, Pedro Guillermo, who died in 2014.[2] Career During the 1940s, Imber attended the Universidad de los Andes, studying medicine for three years, after which she returned to Caracas. In Caracas she published articles in several papers and Venezuelan magazines, as well as in México, Colombia and Argentina.[1] Imber married writer Guillermo Meneses in 1944, subsequently giving birth to Sara, Adriana, Daniela and Ped ...more...

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Pedro León Zapata

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Pedro León Zapata

Pedro León Zapata (27 February 1929 – 6 February 2015) was a prominent Venezuelan artist, humorist and cartoonist. Biography In 1945 he entered the "Escuela de Artes Plásticas de Caracas" but in 1947 he abandoned the school to join the foundation of the "Taller La Barraca de Maripérez" where he exhibited his first works. In the same year, he traveled to Mexico to learn the techniques of the great muralist Diego Rivera and José Clemente Orozco and studied at the Instituto Politécnico Nacional, at La Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes La Esmeralda and the workshop of Siqueiros. After eleven years he returned to Venezuela and became Professor of Drawing at the Architecture School of the Central University of Venezuela and at the "Escuela de Artes Plásticas Cristóbal Rojas." In 1959 he began to draw caricatures for newspapers, first for the newspapers Dominguito and later, in 1965, he created a column in the newspaper El Nacional entitled "Zapatazos" which continues to be one of the most important places for crit ...more...

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Agustín Cárdenas

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Agustín Cárdenas

Untitled (1961), sculpture by Auguste Cardenas in the area above the Roman quarry in Sankt Margarethen im Burgenland near Lake Neusiedl. Agustín Cárdenas Alfonso (April 10, 1927, Matanzas, Cuba – February 9, 2001, Havana, Cuba) was a Cuban sculptor who was active in the Surrealist movement in Paris. His sculpture was influenced by Brâncuși, Henry Moore, and Jean Arp.[1][2] Poet André Breton said of his artistic hand that it was "efficient as a dragonfly."[3] Biography Cárdenas was a descendant of slaves from Senegal and the Congo, and was born in Matanzas, a major port in the sugar industry.[3] In Cuba, Cárdenas studied under Juan José Sicre, and from 1943 to 1949 at Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes “San Alejandro” in Havana.[2] He was member of Asociación de Grabadores de Cuba (AGC) from 1951 to 1955, and of the creative group Los Once from 1953 to 1955. Cárdenas' work was exhibited several times in 1952 "Pintura Ávila Escultura Cárdenas" at Palacio de los Trabajadores in Havana, and in 1955 he exhibited ...more...

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Gonzalo Morales Sáurez

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Gonzalo Morales Sáurez

Gonzalo Morales Sáurez (9 July 1945 – 22 December 2017) was a Costa Rican painter. He studied in The San Fernando Academy in Madrid, Spain from 1970 to 1974. He is best known for his hyper-realistic works, and has exhibited his art in many museums and art galleries in Europe and the Americas. Biography Gonzalo Morales Sáurez was born in San José, Costa Rica, in 1945. He started his studies with his father, painter Gonzalo Morales Alvarado. Later, he travelled to Spain to continue his studies at the Royal Academy of Arts, in Madrid, Spain, and also at the School of Murals in San Cougat, Barcelona.[1] His paintings can be seen in different countries such as Spain, France, USA, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Panama, Colombia and Venezuela. In Costa Rica, examples of his work are in several public institutions and museums such as the Costa Rican Parliament (Asamblea Legislativa), the National Museum (Museo Nacional), the Museum of Costa Rican Art (Museo de Arte Costarricense), the Central ...more...

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Oswaldo Vigas

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Oswaldo Vigas

Oswaldo Vigas at his studio. (2013) Oswaldo Vigas (Valencia, Carabobo, August 4, 1926 - Caracas, April 22, 2014) was a Venezuelan painter and muralist. He was born in Valencia, Carabobo. He studied medicine at the Universidad de los Andes and culminated his career at the Universidad Central de Venezuela in Caracas. His work was carried out between France and Venezuela, it is an original synthesis of the cultural roots of Latin America and the latest artistic currents of modernity. His work includes painting, sculpture, prints, drawings, ceramics and tapestries. He has made over one hundred solo exhibitions and is represented in numerous public institutions and private collections around the world. Vigas died on 22 April 2014 in Caracas, aged 90.[1] Biography Oswaldo Vigas was born in Valencia, Venezuela in 1926. Predominantly recognized as a self-taught painter, he also worked in architectural murals, sculptures, ceramics, prints and drawings. Vigas is one of Venezuela’s best-known painters and a semina ...more...

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National Prize of Plastic Arts of Venezuela

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National Prize of Plastic Arts of Venezuela

National Prize of Plastic Arts of Venezuela is an annual award given to various artists from that country, specifically the field of drawing, printmaking and drawing pictorial. It is one of the National Culture Awards. The reward is delivered continuously since 1947. In 1952 awarding paused for about 19 years, resumed in 1971. The granting is made on an annual basis since its first edition until 2001, when it turned biennial. An exception to this rule was 2003, when it waited three years to give the next award, and then return to biennial delivery. List of Winners National Prize of Plastic Arts of Venezuela Years Artist Imagen 1947 Mateo Manaure[1] 1948 Carlos González Bogen[2] 1949 Juan Vicente Fabbiani[3] 1950 Ramón Vásquez Brito[4] 1951 Alirio Oramas[5] 1952 Oswaldo Vigas[6] 1953–1970 No se entregó 1971 Carlos Cruz Diez[7][8] 1972 Omar Carreño[8][9] 1973 Manuel Quintana Castillo[8][10] 1974 Carlos Otero[8][11] 1975 Mario Abr ...more...

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Residente

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Residente

"Residente" of Calle 13 René Juan Pérez Joglar, known professionally as Residente (born February 23, 1978), is a Puerto Rican rapper, writer, filmmaker, producer and founder of the alternative rap group Calle 13. He has won four Grammy Awards and 24 Latin Grammy Awards -- more than any other Latin artist. He studied art for 8 years and has directed some of his own musical videos. His lyrics have earned him the respect of many music colleagues and critics and have even been studied as part of school and university courses. He has been recognized for his social contributions and serves as the face of campaigns for UNICEF and Amnesty International. He has consistently defended education in Latin America and the rights of the natives. In 2009 he referred to the governor of Puerto Rico Luis Fortuño as an "SOB" for laying off more than 30,000 public employees.[3] In November 2015, Residente received a recognition award in Barcelona at the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates forum due to his commitment to social ...more...

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Manuel Espinosa

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Manuel Espinosa

Manuel Espinosa was an Argentinian painter. Biography Manuel Espinosa (Buenos Aires, 1912 - Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2006), graduated from the Escuela Nacional de Artes and finished his studies in the Escuela Superior de Bellas Artes, he is one of the leaders of the geometric art in Argentina. He was a founding member of the asociación de Arte Concreto-Invención which was established in Buenos Aires in 1943. Averaging the 2nd World War, the group proposed a rupture as an alternative. Said rupture was related to the search for a new visual language corresponding to the exigencies of a new technological, industrial society. The group sustained common goals: the art should be non-figurative art, the painting flat, and the illusions and appearances banished, moving away from traditional painting. They looked for the worth of the painting itself. In 1951 he traveled to Europe and met Vantongerloo in Paris and Vordemberge-Gildewarth in Amsterdam, who guided him in his pursuit. Upon the dissolution of the group, E ...more...

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Christa Cowrie

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Christa Cowrie

Christa Cowrie (born 1949) is a German-Mexican photographer, who began her career in photojournalism but is best known for her work documenting Mexico’s dance the theater events. Cowrie arrived in Mexico in 1963 and began her career in 1975 with the Excélsior newspaper. In 1977, she was one of the founders of the Unomásuno newspaper, also working to found one its supplements, focusing on ecological journalism. Her work began to shift towards photography dance and theater in the mid 1990s working with the Centro Nacional de las Artes. The archive she has created with this institution is one of the most important in Mexico documenting dance and theater. Her work has been recognized with membership in the Salón de la Plástica Mexicana. Life Cowrie was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1949[1][2] and moved to Mexico in 1963.[2][3] She studied photography with Lázaro Blanco.[2] Career Cowrie began her professional career as a photojournalist in 1975, creating photographic essays for the Excélsior newspaper.[2][3] Sh ...more...

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Mexico City

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Mexico City

Mexico City, or the City of Mexico (Spanish: Ciudad de México, American Spanish:  ( listen);[13] abbreviated as CDMX), is the capital of Mexico and the most populous city in North America.[14] Mexico City is one of the most important cultural and financial centers in the Americas.[15] It is located in the Valley of Mexico (Valle de México), a large valley in the high plateaus in the center of Mexico, at an altitude of 2,240 meters (7,350 ft). The city has 16 boroughs. The 2009 population for the city proper was approximately 8.84 million people,[16] with a land area of 1,485 square kilometers (573 sq mi).[17] According to the most recent definition agreed upon by the federal and state governments, the population of Greater Mexico City is 21.3 million, which makes it the largest metropolitan area of the Western Hemisphere, the tenth-largest agglomeration, and the largest Spanish-speaking city in the world.[18] Greater Mexico City has a GDP of $411 billion in 2011, making Greater Mexico City one of the larges ...more...

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Jorge Blanco (artist)

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Jorge Blanco (artist)

Jorge Blanco (born March 21, 1945 in Caracas) is a Venezuelan-born American artist, who emigrated to the United States in 1999. He has spent his professional career working as a sculptor,[1] graphic designer and illustrator. His work is in public sites in the United States, South America and Japan. Jorge Blanco (b. 1945) is an international artist who has created a distinctive sculptural language over more than thirty years. His expressions on positive lifestyle are invitations to value its simplicity. Blanco has placed 25 public art sculptures in large format across the globe. In addition to public art, Blanco continues his life trajectory with collectible sculptures, his illustrious comic strip "The Castaway," and furniture design. Blanco's technical mastery and flowing geometry has gained him international recognition. His artworks form part of sales in renown auction houses such as Sotheby's and Christie's. In 1971 Blanco graduated as an industrial designer from the prestigious Neumann Institute of Design ...more...

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Pájaro (artist)

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Juan Vicente Gómez Landaeta, better known as Pájaro, is a Venezuelan painter whose work has reached from figurative painting to expressionism and surrealism. Biography Grandson of the well-known General Juan Vicente Gomez, Pájaro was born in 1952 in Caracas, Venezuela to conservative parents Juan Vicente Gómez and Emma Landaeta. He lived the majority of his childhood and adolescence in Madrid, Spain. At the age of 23 he began to experiment as a self-taught painter. At the age of 25 he won a scholarship in order to study graphic arts, photography, and sculpture in Washington, D.C. After 4 years, he returned to Caracas, where he lives now.[1][2] Work When he returned to Venezuela, he brought with him the influence of medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque Europe, which he expresses in a mixture of styles, creating a realism which is referred to as "Metarealism". Pájaro bases himself in the aspects of classical art that he chooses and mixes at will. From the Renaissance he borrows clothing fashions; he also borrow ...more...

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Verónica Murguía

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Verónica Murguía

Verónica Murguía (born 1960) is a Mexican fantasy writer who has won multiple prizes for her children's literature and novels. Biography Verónica Murguía was born on 5 November 1960 in Mexico City, Mexico. She attended the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas e Historia (National School of Visual arts and history).She studied history at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and then began working as an illustrator.[1] Her first publications in 1990 were a novel entitled "Rosendo" and "Historia y aventuras de Taté el mago y Clarisel la cuentera", which won the National Short Story Prize for Children Juan de la Cabada.[1] In 1993 Murguía was a FONCA Fellow[2] and studied and lived in Canada for a brief time.[3] In 1999, Murguía began writing a bi-weekly column for La Jornada's cultural supplement[4] In addition, she has published journalism pieces in Etcétera and Laberinto Urbano; hosted the educational radio program “Desde acá los chilangos”; participated in an educational program for indigenou ...more...

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Aníbal Villacís

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Aníbal Villacís

Aníbal Villacís (born 1927, Ambato, Ecuador - d. March 7, 2012) was a master painter from Ecuador who used raw earthen materials such as clay and natural pigments to paint on walls and doors throughout his city when he could not afford expensive artist materials. As a teenager, Villacís taught himself drawing and composition by studying and recreating the illustrated ad posters for bullfights in Quito. In 1952, Jose Maria Velasco Ibarra, former President of Ecuador, discovered Villacís and offered him a scholarship to study in Paris. After living in Paris for almost a year, Villacís never grew accustomed to the language, so he wrote to the Ecuadorian Minister of Education requesting to transfer his studies to Madrid. Villacís felt more comfortable in Spain and lived there for six years. While living in Madrid, Villacís was introduced to the Informalismo or Informalist Movement, specifically, Antoni Tàpies, Antonio Saura, and Modest Cuixart, who quickly began to influence his work. Villacís was a co-founder o ...more...

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Enrique Bostelmann

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Enrique Bostelmann

http://www.enriquebostelmann.com Enrique Bostelmann (March 1939 – December 3, 2003) was a Mexican photographer known for his artistic work related to social problems as well as the use of objects and concepts from other artistic disciplines such as sculpture in his work. He did commercial work such as publicity, documentary and photographic reproductions of artwork. However, it was his personal projects in which he experimented with subjects, styles and techniques, which were exhibited in Mexico, other parts of Latin America, the U.S. and Europe from the start of his career in the 1960s until his death in 2003. His artistic work is basically of two types: the first exploring social issues and the second conceptualist, using common objects and concepts from other creative disciplines to create photographic images. Although he won no major awards for his work, he was selected as a judge for a number of competition and was inducted as a member of the Salón de la Plástica Mexicana. Life Enrique Bostelmann was ...more...

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Geula Zylberman

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Geula Zylberman

Geula Kohen Moradov commonly known as Geula Zylberman or Geula (born May 16, 1931 in Tel-Aviv, Israel) is a naturalized Venezuelan [1] abstract impressionist artist [2] that emigrated to Venezuela in 1940. She rose to national fame in 1969 [3] as a part of the figurative movement that took root in Latin America, painting picturesque Venezuelan landscapes and renowned portraits of Simon Bolivar. The positive domestic critical acclaim catapulted her to international recognition between 1971 and 1989, earning international recognition for her paintings and murals with exhibitions in countries such as Israel, the United States, Canada, Belgium, Brazil, France, Romania, and Honduras. Most recently, true to her ancestral roots, Geula has shifted into painting Judaica themes with a strong Zionist flare and national Israeli sentiment. As a result, Geula's artwork has constantly been representative of either Venezuelan or Israeli identity. Her art has been exhibited in Venezuelan federal and government buildings, the ...more...

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Gerardo Mosquera

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Gerardo Mosquera

Portrait by Wang Guofeng, Beijing, 2016 Gerardo Mosquera (Havana, 1945) is a freelance curator, critic, art historian, and writer based in Havana, Cuba. He was one of the organizers of the first Havana Biennial in 1984 and remained central to the curatorial team until he resigned in 1989. Since then, his activity turned to be mainly international: he has been traveling, lecturing and curating exhibitions in more than 80 countries. Mosquera was adjunct curator at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, from 1995 to 2009. Since 1995 he is advisor in the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kusten in Amsterdam. His publications include several books on art and art theory (and a short stories' volume), and more than 600 articles, reviews and essays have appeared in such magazines as Aperture, Art in America, Art & Text, Art Criticism, Art Journal, Art Nexus, Atlántica, Cahiers, Casa de las Américas, ArtForum, Kunstforum, La Jornada Semanal, Lápiz, Neue Bildende Kunst, Oxford Art Journal, Parkett, Plural, Poli ...more...

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José Manuel Fors

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José Manuel Fors in front of one of his creations. José Manuel Fors is a contemporary Cuban artist born in Havana in 1956. His work is principally supported by the installation and the handling of photography as a support for his instalative practice. His first artistic forays, during the early eighties, were part of what has been considered as "The Renaissance of Cuban Art". His artworks have been shown in renowned museums and galleries in the United States, Europe and Cuba. History José Manuel Fors is graduated from the Academy of Art San Alejandro in 1976; then he studied at the Institute of Museology in Havana from 1983 to 1986 and, at the same time, he work as museographer in the National of Museum of Beux-Arts. In 1981, he starred one of the most renewal show in the panorama of Cuban art: Volume I. Consecutively, he almost abandons definitively his works into the material abstraction to realize installations. Thus, his first personal exhibition "Accumulations" (1983) would initiate some of his most ...more...

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Enrique Tábara

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Enrique Tábara

Tábara in his studio showing some of his Bocetos, 2005. Luis Enrique Tábara (born 1930 in Guayaquil, Ecuador) is a master Ecuadorian painter and teacher representing a whole Hispanic pictorial and artistic culture. Tábara took interest in painting at the age of three and was drawing regularly by the age of six. In these early years, Tabara was strongly encouraged by both his sister and his mother. Enrique Tábara nevertheless is a creator who investigates and demystifies the image in which he takes refuge. Tábara's vitality is a constant that reveals the versatile spirit of a teacher and a master of experimentation. Tábara was greatly influenced by the Constructivist Movement, founded around 1913 by Russian artist Vladimir Tatlin, which made its way into Europe and Latin America by way of Uruguayan painter Joaquín Torres García and Parisian/Ecuadorian painter Manuel Rendón. Torres Garcia and Rendón both made an enormous impact on Latin American artists such as Tábara, Aníbal Villacís, Theo Constanté, Oswal ...more...

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List of Mexican artists

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List of Mexican artists

This is a list of famous Mexican artists (in alphabetical order): Illustrators, graphists Angélica Argüelles Kubli (born 1963) Alberto Beltrán (1923-2002)[1] Ángel Bracho (1911-2005)[2] Celia Calderón (1921-1969)[3] Federico Cantú Garza (1907-1989) Alexander Cañedo (1902-1978) Casimiro Castro (1826-1889)[4] Erasto Cortés Juárez (1900-1972)[5] José Luis Cuevas (1934–) Francisco Díaz de León (1897-1975)[6] Francisco Dosamantes (1911-1986)[7] Rodolfo Escalera (1929–2000) Jesús Escobedo (1918-1978)[8] Andrea Gómez (1926-)[9] Oscar González Loyo (1959–) Hesiquio Iriarte (ca 1820-1903)[4] Sarah Jiménez (1927-2017)[10] Leopoldo Méndez (1902-1969)[11] Adolfo Mexiac (1927-)[12] Francisco Moreno Capdevila (1926-1995)[13] Isidoro Ocampo (1910-1983)[14] Mariano Paredes (1912-1980)[15] José Guadalupe Posada (1852-1913)[16] Humberto Ramos (1970-) Julio Ruelas (1870-1907)[4] Francisco Eduardo Tresguerras (1759-1833)[4] Zalathiel Vargas (1941-)[17] ...more...

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Cristina Merchán

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Cristina Merchán

Cristina Merchán (b. Venezuela 1927, d. France 1987) was a Venezuelan artist initially trained as a painter, and later became known for her ceramics. Education In 1951, she earned a degree from the Universidad de Guadalajara (Mexico), where she had accompanied her spouse, painter, and cartoonist Manuel Antonio Salvatierra. Afterward, she studied low-fire pottery at the Escuela de Artes Plásticas y Aplicadas (School of Fine and Applied Arts) in Caracas (1954–57) with Miguel Arroyo, alongside the potters Tecla Tofano and Reyna Herrera. During these years, she participated in the cooperative Forma Veinte (Form Twenty), and her work was included in the Salón Oficial Anual de Arte Venezolano (Official Annual Venezuelan Art Salon); in 1957, she earned the Premio Nacional de Artes Aplicadas(National Award for Applied Arts). Merchán received grants from the Fundación Eugenio Mendoza that enabled her to travel to Barcelona to study high-fire stoneware with Francesc Albors and José Llorens Artigas at the Conservatori ...more...

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Jorge Riveros

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Jorge Riveros

Jorge Riveros (Ocaña, 10 November 1934) ) is a Colombian people painter, sculptor and illustrator.[1] His art evolved over the course of his professional career, achieving an important aspect in his works: significance. Early work Riveros moved to Bogotá in 1948, and began to work as an illustrator in 1950 for the periodicals "El Liberal" and "El Diario Gráfico," and for Cromos magazine. He studied at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes from 1951 to 1956, graduating with the titles of Master in Painting and Professor of Drawing. From then on, he taught at several different drawing schools. It was the year 1960 when he had his first solo exhibition of figurative impressionism, a trend that, following that year, he dedicated to avant-garde constructivist geometry. Europe Blue circle, 1974, 100 x 90 cm, Wacofin / Canvas The first award given to Master Jorge Riveros was from the Salon of Artists from Santander in 1964. That same year he traveled to Europe to take a course on the History of Art at the I ...more...

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Jaume Plensa

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Jaume Plensa

House of Knowledge in Borås, Sweden Figures representing seven continents, Nice, France Jaume Plensa (Catalan pronunciation: ; born 1955) is a Spanish artist and sculptor.[1] Biography Plensa was born in Barcelona, Catalonia and studied art there, in the "Llotja" School and in the Escola Superior de Belles Arts de Sant Jordi. His works include the Crown Fountain at Millennium Park in Chicago, Illinois, United States.[2] It opened in July 2004.[3][4] The fountain is composed of a black granite reflecting pool placed between a pair of glass brick towers. The towers are 50 feet (15 m) tall,[3] and they use light-emitting diodes (LEDs) to display digital videos on the inward faces. Another Plensa piece is Blake in Gateshead, in North East England, a laser beam that on special occasions shines high into the night sky over Gateshead's Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art. In the summer of 2007 he participated in the Chicago Public Art exhibit, Cool Globes: Hot Ideas for a Cooler Planet. Singapore Soul (2 ...more...

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Angelina Beloff

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Angelina Beloff

Angelina Beloff (born Angelina Petrovna Belova; Russian: Ангелина Петровна Белова; June 23, 1879 – December 30, 1969) was a Russian-born artist who did most of her work in Mexico. However, she is better known as Diego Rivera’s first wife, and her work has been overshadowed by his and that of his later wives. She studied art in Saint Petersburg and then went to begin her art career in Paris in 1909. This same year she met Rivera and married him. In 1921, Rivera returned to Mexico, leaving Beloff behind and divorcing her. She never remarried. In 1932, though her contacts with various Mexican artists, she was sponsored to live in work in the country. She worked as an art teacher, a marionette show creator and had a number of exhibits of her work in the 1950s. Most of her work was done in Mexico, using Mexican imagery, but her artistic style remained European. In 1978, writer Elena Poniatowska wrote a novel based on her life. Life Maternidad, Angelina y el niño Diego (Motherhood, Angelina and the Child Diego ...more...

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Mauricio García Vega

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Mauricio García Vega

Mauricio García Vega is a Mexican painter whose work has been recognized by various awards and membership in the Salón de la Plástica Mexicana. His work is mostly focus on urban landscapes often with dark themes and a chaotic feel. He works alone and with his brother Antonio García Vega. He lives and works in the Mexico City suburb of Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl. Life Mauricio García Vega was born on December 21, 1944 in Mexico City. He is the older brother of artist Antonio García Vega and has the nickname of “Untonten.”[1] From 1965 to 1967 he studied at the Instituto AFHA de Artes Plásticas in Barcelona. From 1968 to 1972 he studied at the Escuela Libre de Arte y Publicidad in Mexico City studying illustration with Alberto Beltrán and learned lithography with Leo Acosta in 1975. In 2006 he learned engraving at the Promedart Workshop.[1][2] In 2002 he was accepted as a member of the Salón de la Plástica Mexicana and served on that organization’s board from 2005 to 2006.[2] He lives in Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl.[1] ...more...

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Maka

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Maka

Maka or MAKA may refer to: Maka people, of Cameroon Makaa language, of Cameroon Maká, a Native American people in Paraguay Maká language, spoken by the Maká Maka (satrapy), a province of the Achaemenid Empire Maka, Biffeche, capital of the kingdom of Biffeche in pre-colonial Senegal Maka village, in Pakistan Maka Obolashvili, Georgian track and field athlete Claude Makélélé, French footballer Maka Albarn, a character in the Soul Eater manga and anime series Maka (artist), Mexican artist, member of the Salón de la Plástica Mexicana The Azerbaijan National Aerospace Agency See also Maca (disambiguation) ...more...



Celia Calderón

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Celia Calderón

Visitors with "Mujer Chamula" at an event at the Salón de la Plástica Mexicana Celia Calderón was a Mexican artist best known for her engraving work but she was also noted for her oils and watercolors. She was a member of the Sociedad Mexicana de Grabadores, Taller de Gráfica Popular and the Salón de la Plástica Mexicana. Life Celia Calderon was born in the state of Guanajuato in 1921 to Felix Calderón and Enedina Olvera.[1][2] In 1942, she entered the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas, where she became romantically involved with one of her professors, Julio Castellanos, who also influenced her artistic development. She also studied at the Escuela de las Artes del Libre, learning graphic art under Francisco Díaz de León.[1][2][3] In 1950 she received a scholarship from the British Council to study at the Slate School of Fine Art in London.[1][3] In 1957, she was invited by the Soviet government to travel to China and study at the Beijing Artists’ Center where she also exhibited her work.[1] Her last res ...more...

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Salón de la Plástica Mexicana

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Salón de la Plástica Mexicana

Salón de la Plástica Mexicana (Hall of Mexican Fine Art; SPM[1]) is an institution dedicated to the promotion of Mexican contemporary art. It was established in 1949 to expand the Mexican art market. Its first location was in historic center of the city but today it mostly operates out of a building in Colonia Roma. The institution is run by a membership of almost four hundred recognized artists and holds multiple exhibitions each year. Although it operates autonomously, it is part of the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura. Organization and mission View inside the Colonia Roma building during an exhibition dedicated to landscape artist Nicolás Moreno. When it opened in 1949, the main purpose of the Salón de la Plástica Mexicana was to promote the work of Mexican artists, creating a larger and more active market for Mexican art with emphasis on contemporary works.[2][3] The works are often offered at discount prices and include drawings, engravings and watercolors as well as oils. The idea ...more...

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History of women in Puerto Rico

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History of women in Puerto Rico

The recorded history of women in Puerto Rico can trace its roots back to the era of the Taíno, the indigenous people of the Caribbean, who inhabited the island that they called "Boriken" before the arrival of Spaniards. During the Spanish colonization the cultures and customs of the Taíno, Spanish, African and women from non-Hispanic european countries blended into what became the culture and customs of Puerto Rico. In the early part of the 19th Century the women in Puerto Rico were Spanish subjects and had little individual rights. Those who belonged to the upper class of the Spanish ruling society had better educational oppuertunities then those who did not. However, there were many women who were already active participants in the labor movement and in the agricultural economy of the island.[2] After Puerto Rico was ceded to the United States in 1898 as a result of the Spanish–American War, women once again played an integral role in Puerto Rican society by contributing to the establishment of the Univer ...more...

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Arturo García Bustos

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Arturo García Bustos

Arturo García Bustos (August 8, 1926 – April 7, 2017) was a Mexican painter and print maker. He is known as one of “Los Fridos” students who studied under Frida Kahlo at her home in Coyoacán.[1] Life Video interview (in Spanish) with the artist done by students of Tec de Monterrey, Mexico City campus Arturo García Bustos was born in Mexico City, near the Zócalo. He grew up during the time when Mexican muralism was dominant, which drew him to art. After attending high school at the Escuela Nacional Preparatoria Núm 1, specializing in architecture, he entered the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas in 1941, at age fifteen.[2] The following year (1943) he entered the Escuela de Pintura y Escultura ("La Esmeralda") where his teachers were Frida Kahlo, Feliciano Peña, Agustín Lazo and María Izquierdo, studying there for five years.[3] During his career he studied printmaking as well, including courses in printmaking with Korean artist Wan Jon Ja in Pyongyang and Chinese printing in Beijing in 1957.[3] Gar ...more...

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Luis Gordillo

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Luis Gordillo

Luis Gordillo (born 1934 in Seville, Spain) is a Spanish artist and author. He is one of Spain's most prolific painters, and has received numerous awards including the Premio Nacional de Artes Plásticas and the Premio Velázquez de las Artes Plásticas. Some of his work is exhibited at the Reina Sofia Museum in Spain.[1][2][3] Early life Luis Gordillo was born in 1934 in Seville, Spain and was the second of eight children. He went to law school, but later decided to focus on art, attending the School of Fine Arts in Seville.[4] Career After completing his studies, Gordillo decided to move to Paris in 1958. At the time Spain was a dictatorship under Francisco Franco and art and media were heavily censored. Moving to Paris furthered his art studies in a country where he was free to do so. During the 1960s he experienced an artist crisis, only drawing basic shapes and forms. In 1970 he experienced a renewal, utilizing bright colors. In the 1980s his painting became less colorful and more abstract. [5] In 2017 ...more...

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María Elena Delgado

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María Elena Delgado

Maria Elena Delgado was a Mexican sculptor whose work was recognized with membership in the Salón de la Plástica Mexicana.[1] Her works are often in semi precious stone such as white, green or ochre onyx, black, white Mexican or Carrara marble, but she also worked in fine wood, bronze, fiberglass and other types of stone. It often suggests cones or cylinders, and is almost always rounded in some way. For a period, her work had a definite erotic aspect, with the aim of relating to love.[2][3] References "Miembros del Salón". Mexico City: Salón de la Plástica Mexicana. Retrieved April 11, 2015. Mujeres del Salón de la Plástica Mexicana. 1. Mexico City: CONACULTA/INBA. 2014. pp. 74–75. ISBN 978 607 605 255 6. "Los mundos corpóreos de María Elena Delgado" (PDF). Mexico: Norte magazine. 1973: 25–33. Retrieved April 11, 2015. ...more...

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Antonio García Vega

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Antonio García Vega

Antonio García Vega (born 1954) is a Mexican artist and member of the Salón de la Plástica Mexicana. He began exhibiting his work while still in school in the early 1970s and continues to do so, often working with his brother Mauricio García Vega. He works in mixed media to paint various forms of expression. His early work was mostly fantastic, with elements of eroticism but his later work has been darker as a means of expressing his own feelings and moods. His work has mostly been exhibited in Mexico, often in conjunction with other artists including a 2010 exhibition with his brother at various venues. Life Antonio García Vega (full name Juan Antonio García Vega) was born in Mexico City in 1954. He began drawing and painting as a child, and is the brother of painter Mauricio García Vega.[1][2][3] García first began studying graphic design at the Escuela de Diseño Publicitario y Pintura Artística in Mexico City. He then studied drawing and painting from 1972 to 1975 at the Escuela Nacional de Pintura, Escu ...more...

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Manuel Rodríguez Lozano

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Manuel Rodríguez Lozano

Manuel Rodríguez Lozano (b. Mexico City, 1894/1897? – d. Mexico City, March 27, 1971) was a Mexican painter, known for his “melancholy” depiction of Mexico rather than the more dominant political or festive one of the Mexican muralism movement. This is especially true of his “white stage” which is marked by cold colors and tragic scenes focusing on human figures which are skeletal or ghost-like. His work influenced Mexican films such as La perla. Life Manuel Rodríguez Lozano was born in Mexico City, with his birth year placed between 1894 and 1897.[1][2][3] He was from a wealthy family, the son of Manuel Z. Rodríguez and Sara Lozano, who were interested in art and music and entertained visitors such as poet Amado Nervo.[3] When he was eleven, he enlisted in the military service and took examinations to enter the diplomatic corps. However, he eventually abandoned both.[2][3] He then began to paint on his own in 1910,[2][4] moving on to attend the Academy of San Carlos under teachers such as Germán Gedovius a ...more...

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Friedrich Mandl

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Friedrich Mandl

Friedrich ('Fritz') Mandl (9 February 1900 – 8 September 1977) was chairman of Hirtenberger Patronen-Fabrik, a leading Austrian armaments firm founded by his father, Alexander Mandl. The Wöllersdorfer cartridge factory, from October 1933, the site of the holding camp Wöllersdorf A prominent fascist, Mandl was attached to the Austrofascism and Italian varieties and an opponent of Nazism. In the 1930s he became close to Prince Ernst Rüdiger Starhemberg, the commander of the Austrian nationalist militia ("Heimwehr"), which he furnished with weapons and ammunition.[1] Until 1940, Mandl tried to establish contact with Hermann Göring's office in order to supply Germany with iron.[2] Marriages Mandl was married seven times. His wives included the following: Helene Hella Mandl, Née Strauss, born 1899, Vienna[3] to whom he was married for six weeks[2] Hedy Lamarr, Née Kiesler, born 1914, Vienna (see below)[4] Herta Mandl, Née Wrany, born 1911, Steiermark[5] (The LaVoz article suggests she was also known as ...more...

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Elizabeth Catlett

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Elizabeth Catlett

Elizabeth Catlett (April 15, 1915[2] – April 2, 2012)[3] was an African-American graphic artist and sculptor best known for her depictions of the African-American experience in the 20th century, which often focused on the female experience. She was born and raised in Washington, D.C. to parents working in education, and was the grandchild of freed slaves. It was difficult for a black woman in this time to pursue a career as a working artist. Catlett devoted much of her career to teaching. However, a fellowship awarded to her in 1946 allowed her to travel to Mexico City, where she worked with the Taller de Gráfica Popular for twenty years and became head of the sculpture department for the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas. In the 1950s, her main means of artistic expression shifted from print to sculpture, though she never gave up the former. Her work is a mixture of abstract and figurative in the Modernist tradition, with influence from African and Mexican art traditions. According to the artist, the main ...more...

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SPM

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SPM

Look up SPM in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. SPM may refer to: People Carlos Coy, better known by his stage name South Park Mexican, a Mexican-American rapper from Houston, Texas. Places Saint Pierre and Miquelon (ISO 3166-1 code), a self-governing territorial overseas collectivity of France Salón de la Plástica Mexicana, art museum in Mexico City San Pedro de Macorís, a municipality and the capital city of the San Pedro de Macorís province, Dominican Republic Summit Place Mall, a shopping mall in Waterford Township, Michigan Politics Socialist Party of Macedonia, political party in the Republic of Macedonia Somali Patriotic Movement, a political party and paramilitary organization in Somalia Science Scanning probe microscopy, a group of microscopes working by scanning a physical probe across the sample Self-phase modulation, a nonlinear optical effect of light-matter interaction Sphingomyelin, a type of sphingolipid found in animal cell membranes Specialized proresolving ...more...

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José Julio Gaona

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José Julio Gaona

Gaona with one of his works at the Salón de la Plástica Mexicana. José Julio Gaona (full name José Julio Gaona Adame; b. April 12, 1943) is a Mexican painter noted for his depictions of women and girls in strong lines and bright colors, usually doing ordinary activities. Member of the Salón de la Plástica Mexicana and other professional organizations in Mexico, he has had over 135 exhibitions of his work in both Mexico and abroad. Life José Julio Gaona was born on April 12, 1943 in the city of Aguascalientes, Mexico. He feels he was shaped by his childhood in Aguascalientes and is proud to be from the same state as artist Saturnino Herrán, politician Jesús Terán, sculptor Jesús F. Contreras and engraver Francisco Díaz de León .[1][2] He started drawing and painting as a child.[2] In 1959, when he was sixteen, he began studying drawing, painting and engraving at the Instituto Aguascalentense de Bellas Artes. At age nineteen, he moved to Mexico City to attend the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas (ENAP) ...more...

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Edgar Contreras (surgeon)

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Edgar Contreras (surgeon)

Edgar Contreras (born May 15, 1961) is a Dominican doctor and plastic surgeon, and aspiring politician. Early years and education Edgar Contreras Rosario was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, to dentist Juan Francisco Contreras Puente and Valentina Rosario. He has two brothers: Frank and Juan. Contreras completed his primary education at the Colegio San José Obrero of the Ensanche Ozama, in Santo Domingo. He attended high school at the Liceo Experimental of the Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña (UNPHU). During his school years, he showed interest in sports and artistic activities, being part of the basketball team at Liceo. Afterwards, Contreras began his studies in medicine, also at the Universidad Pedro Henríquez Ureña, and completed his career at the Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE) in Santo Domingo, where he obtained his title of Doctor in Medicine.[1] In 2012, Contreras received his Master's degree in Human and Sustainable Development from the Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domin ...more...

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Fanny Rabel

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Fanny Rabel

Fanny Rabel (August 27, 1922 in Poland – November 25, 2008 in Mexico City), born Fanny Rabinovich,was a Polish-born Mexican artist who is considered to be the first modern female muralist and one of the youngest associated with the Mexican muralism of the early to mid 20th century. She and her family arrived to Mexico in 1938 from Europe and she studied art at the Escuela Nacional de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado "La Esmeralda", where she met and became friends with Frida Kahlo. She became the only female member of “Los Fridos” a group of students under Kahlo’s tutelage. She also worked as an assistant and apprentice to Diego Rivera and David Alfaro Siqueiros, painting a number of murals of her own during her career. The most important of this is Ronda en el tiempo at the Museo Nacional de Antropología in Mexico City. She also created canvases and other works, with children often featured in her work and one of the first of her generation to work with ecological themes in a series of works begun in 1979. Life ...more...

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Rosa Castillo (artist)

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Rosa Castillo (artist)

Rosa Castillo Santiago (September 4, 1910 – February 13, 1989)[1] was a Mexican sculptor, and founding member of the Salón de la Plástica Mexicana.[2] Life She was born in Guachinango, Jalisco at the start of the Mexican Revolution to Trinidad Castillo and Raymunda Santiago.[3] She grew up in this very rural town, going to school and helping her mother with household chores including grinding corn to make tortillas and chopping wood. The remoteness of the area protected it somewhat from the momentous changes occurring because of the Mexican Revolution.[1] Since childhood she wanted more from life than that of traditional rural women, looking beyond the mountains surrounding her hometown. She began creating small clay figures, an early indication of her talent for sculpture.[1] At that time, the only way for a woman to move away from home was to marry, which she did. She gave birth to a daughter, Socorro, but shortly afterwards her husband died. She was free to move to Mexico City with her daughter, which sh ...more...

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Jaime Zapata (painter)

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Jaime Zapata (painter)

Jaime Zapata (26 November 1957) is an Ecuadorian painter.[1] He graduated from the Art Faculty of the School of Plastic Arts at the Universidad Central de Quito in 1972.[2][3] Zapata is known for his artistic depictions of women.[4] As of 2014 he lives and works in Paris, France.[4] References South American explorer - Issues 70-77 2003 - Page 22 "In a stairwell at the Museum of the City, hang a series of three paintings by the contemporary Quiteno painter, Jaime Zapata. They're remarkable, depicting scenes of the Conquest. The middle one shows the arrival of the Spanish." Nuevos cien artistas - Lenín Oña, Pablo Cuvi Page 58- 2001 "Jaime Zapata (Quito, 1957) Estudios: Colegio de Artes Plásticas y Facultad de Artes Plásticas de la Universidad Central de Quito, 1972." "Jaime Zapata". MarsuArte Gallery. Retrieved 1 June 2014. "Estos últimos siete años han sido de soledad". El Telégrafo (Ecuador). 14 April 2014. Retrieved 13 September 2015. External links Official Website [1] ...more...



María Luisa Reid

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María Luisa Reid

Reid with one of her pieces at the Salón de la Plástica Mexicana María Luisa Reid (full name María Luis Reid Rodríguez; b.November 18, 1943) is a Mexican artist from Zacatepec in the state of Morelos. She is a member of the Salón de la Plástica Mexicana. She studied decorating and interior design at IPAE from 1960 to 1963. She took classes in wood carving at the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas from 1964 to 1966, classes in painting from 1967 to 1969 and classes in Gobelins tapestry at the Escuela de Diseño y Artesanías y Escultura “La Esmeralda” from 1972 to 1973. She continued studying painting at the Escuela de Pintura y Escultura “La Esmerald” from 1978 to 1982, then sculpture at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts Atelier Calca in Paris 1982 to 1986. She completed her bachelors and masters in fine arts at the University of Paris in Saint Denis.[1][2][3] Reid paints and draws but is best known for her sculpture, signing her works "ML Reid." She classifies her work as “symbolic abstraction ...more...

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ENAP

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ENAP

ENAP may refer to: École nationale d'administration publique, school of public administration in Quebec, Canada Empresa Nacional del Petróleo, Chilean oil company Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas, art school of the National Autonomous University of Mexico Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas "Rafael Rodríguez Padilla", art school in Guatemala City, Guatemala ...more...



María García (photographer)

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María García (photographer)

María García is a Mexican photographer and photojournalist, whose work has been recognized with membership in the Salón de la Plástica Mexicana, and the Coatlicue Prize from the ComuArte, Mujeres en el Arte (Women in Art) organization.[1] She was born María del Carmen Sánchez Castañeda in Irapuato, Guanajuato in 1936, but when she was six months old, her family moved to Mexico City where she grew up. As a child, she won a drawing contest with the Excélsior newspaper, and received a camera as a prize. This was the beginning of her work as a photographer, documenting aspects of her life. Her parents separated when she was still young, and she had to work as well as study to help her family's finances. Her aunt owned a photography business, where one day she met photographer Héctor García Cobo. She married him not long after, when she was only eighteen years old.[1] After five years of marriage, she began working with her husband as a darkroom assistant, developing rolls that Héctor had shot. This prompted Mar ...more...

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Andrea Gómez (artist)

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Andrea Gómez (artist)

Andrea Gómez y Mendoza (b. November 19, 1926 - November 2012)[1] was a Mexican graphic artist and muralist, a member of the Salón de la Plástica Mexicana. Life Her maternal grandmother was Juana Belén Gutiérrez Chávez of the state of Durango, a liberal who ran a newspaper denouncing working conditions of miners in Coahuila in the 1900s before the government shut it down. Her mother was Laura Mendoza. Her father was Rosendo Gómez Lorenzo from Villahermosa, Tabasco. Although born in Mexico City, her family moved to Morelia, Michoacán when she was young, where she eventually began art studies at the Universidad de San Nicolás. In 1940, she returned to Mexico City to continue her studies at the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas, where she remained for two years. She then went to study lithography at the Escuela de Artes del Libro under José Chávez Morado.[2][3] She traveled extensively through Italy, France, the Czech Republic, the Slovak Republic, Armenia, Cuba, and the Soviet Union, where she studied fresc ...more...

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Julia López

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Julia López

Display of the work of Julia Lopez as part of the Seis Artistas, Un Sueño exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts, Toluca Julia López is a self-taught Mexican painter whose works depict her childhood home in the Costa Chica region of Guerrero state. She was born in a small farming village but left early for Acapulco and Mexico City to find a better life. In the capital, she was hired as a model for artists at the Escuela Nacional de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado "La Esmeralda" and as such became part of the circle of notable artists of that time. Their influenced encouraged her to draw and paint, with Carlos Orozco Romero discouraging her from formal instruction as to not destroy her style. She began exhibiting in 1958 and since then has exhibited individually and collectively in Mexico, the United States and Europe. Her work has been recognized with awards and membership in the Salón de la Plástica Mexicana. Life Display of the work of Julia Lopez as part of the Seis Artistas, Un Sueño exhibit at the Museu ...more...

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Ignacio Aguirre

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Ignacio Aguirre

Ignacio Aguirre (b. San Sebastián, Jalisco, December 23, 1900 – Mexico City, July 11, 1990[1]) was a Mexican painter and engraver. He was born in San Sebastián, Jalisco, Mexico on December 23, 1900 to Ignacio Aguierre de Santiago and Delfina Camacho.[2] Aguirre fought under Venustiano Carranza against Pancho Villa during the revolution from 1915 to 1917. Afterwards he worked as a sorter in several mines, and then he participated in the uprising of 1920, in favor of Álvaro Obregón. He was inspired by the works of his friends Julio Castellanos and Manuel Rodríguez Lozano, and started studying painting with them and Diego Rivera. From 1921 to 1929 he worked in the Secretaria de Comunicaciones y Obras Públicas and in the private secretariat of the president, the Secretaria Privada del Presidente de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos.[2][3] In 1928 he joined the Teatro Ulises group, where he worked as scenographer. After 1931 he taught drawing and painting in the Universidad Nacional de México and in the Instituto Na ...more...

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Leonel Maciel

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Leonel Maciel

Leonel Maciel (born March 21, 1939) is a Mexican artist, member of the Salón de la Plástica Mexicana, from the coast of the state of Guerrero. Although from a rural area and farming family, he studied art at the Escuela Nacional de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado "La Esmeralda" and has traveled extensively in Europe and Asia, which has influenced his work. His art has changed styles from generally contains multiple elements and saturated colors. Life Maciel was born in the small village of La Soledad de Maciel, located in the municipality of Petatlán, Guerrero on Mexico’s Pacific coast.[1][2] He was born to a farm working family, in a palapa near the ocean.[3] His family is of mixed African, Asian and indigenous roots, not uncommon for that region, the Costa Grande of Guerrero. He is a tall thin man, from family of tall people, stating that his great-grandparents were two meters tall or taller. One of these was Margarita Romero, called Negra Margarita who was African-indigenous ethnicity.[3] He spent his earl ...more...

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Rina Lazo

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Rina Lazo

Artist at an opening at the Salón de la Plástica Mexicana Rina Lazo, full name Rina Lazo Wasem, (b. October 23, 1923) is a Guatemalan/Mexican painter, who began her career in mural painting with Diego Rivera as his assistant. She worked with him from 1947 until his death in 1957 on projects both in Mexico and Guatemala. Since then she has remained an active painter, better known for her mural works than canvases although the latter have been exhibited in Mexico and other countries making her one of Guatemala’s better known artists. She is a member of the Mexican muralism movement and while she criticizes modern artists as too commercial and not committed to social causes, she believes the muralism will revive in Mexico because of its history. Life Interview (in Spanish) of the artists done by students of Tec de Monterrey, Mexico City campus Rina Lazo was born on October 23, 1923 in Guatemala City to Arturo Lazo and Melanea Wasern. She attended primary through high school at the Colegio Alemán.[1] ...more...

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