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Mexican Artists

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  Kamilo Almanza Kamilo Almanza - is the most prolific painter and muralist of a colony of Mexican artists in the Copper Canyon area of northwestern Mexico. Almanza can be found in the studio above his home late into the night. Son of a Tarahumara Indian father and a Mestizo mother, he reflects both cultures in his paintings, sculptures and murals. Almanza works with many materials, including oils, acrylics, automotive paint, charcoal, clay, pencil, ink, and so on. His paintings are usually on heavy cotton paper, most of them measuring about 25" x 19" (63cm x 48cm).
Jose Baray Jose Baray - is the oldest and most experienced painter/muralist of a colony of artists in the Copper Canyon area of northwestern Mexico. Born in Cuauhtemoc, Chihuahua in 1942, Baray earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in 1969. He founded the Street Artists Guild in Mexico City while attending the university. Baray toured the United States and Canada from the late 1960s and into the 1980s, exhibiting his work and becoming well-known in art circles.
Luis Barragán Luis Barragán - (Guadalajara, March 9, 1902 - Mexico City, November 22, 1988) is considered the most important Mexican architect of the 20th century. An engineer by training, he graduated from the Escuela Libre de Ingenieros in 1923 and was entirely self-taught as an architect. In 1980, he became the second winner of the Pritzker Prize. His house and studio, built in 1948 in Mexico City, is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Julio Galán Julio Galán - (December 5, 1958 – August 4, 2006). Galan was one of Latin America's most renowned neo-expressionist painters. He was first brought to international attention by Andy Warhol, who printed several of Galán's works in his magazine, Interview, shortly after Galán moved to New York City in 1984. There is some dispute to whether Galan painted some of his paintings while under the influence of drugs.
Günther Gerzso Wendland Günther Gerzso Wendland - (June 17, 1915 - April 21, 2000), although relatively unknown outside the art cognoscenti, is viewed by some critics as comparable to Pablo Picasso and Joaquin Torres Garcia. He is "one of the greatest Latin American painters," according to Octavio Paz, the Nobel Prize-winning Mexican author...More >>
Oscar González Loyo Oscar González Loyo - born April 11th, 1959 in Mexico City; is a comic book artist mostly known for his creation Karmatrón y Los Transformables and founder along with his father and wife, Susana Romero, of ¡Ka-Boom! Estudio in 1994. He is the son of Oscar González Guerrero, legendary Mexican comic book master. As a child he was influenced by the work of Mexican comic book artists that frequented his house like Héctor Macedo, as well as from Walt Disney, Osamu Tezuka, Bill Hanna, Joe Barbera, Chuck Jones, Friz Freleng and Robert McKimson.
Frida Kahlo Frida Kahlo - (July 6, 1907 – July 13, 1954) was a Mexican painter who depicted the indigenous culture of her country in a style combining Realism, Symbolism and Surrealism. An active communist supporter, she was the wife of Mexican muralist and cubist painter Diego Rivera. Kahlo was noted for her unconventional appearance, declining to remove her facial hair (she had a small mustache and unibrow which she exaggerated in self portraits)...More >>
Rodolfo Morales Rodolfo Morales - (May 8, 1925 - January 30, 2001) was a surrealist Mexican painter. Morales is best known for his brightly coloured surrealistic dream-like canvases and collages often featuring Mexican women in village settings. He was notable for his restoration of historic buildings in Ocotlan, Mexico and together with Rufino Tamayo and Francisco Toledo, helped make Oaxaca in Southern Mexico a centre for contemporary art and tourism...More >>
Gabriel Orozco Gabriel Orozco - is a Mexican postminimalist artist. He was born in Jalapa, Veracruz, Mexico and educated in the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plasticas between 1981 and 1984. He then continued his education in Madrid at the Circulo de Bellas Artes between 1986 and 1987. Exploring the use of video, drawings, and installations in addition to his photographs and sculptures, Orozco allows the audience's imagination to explore the creative associations between oft-ignored objects in today's world.
José Clemente Orozco José Clemente Orozco - (born November 23, 1883, in Zapotlán el Grande (now Ciudad Guzmán), Jalisco; died September 7, 1949, in Mexico City) was a Mexican social realist painter who specialized in bold murals. Orozco was fond of the theme of the human versus the mechanical. He was also a genre painter and lithographer. He studied in Mexico City at the San Carlos Academy. With Diego Rivera, he was a leader of the Mexican Renaissance...More >>
Diego Rivera Diego Rivera - (December 8, 1886 – November 24, 1957), (full name Diego María de la Concepción Juan Nepomuceno Estanislao de la Rivera y Barrientos Acosta y Rodríguez) was a Mexican painter and muralist. Diego is perhaps best known by the world public for painting a vast mural in the 1930s featuring early communist leaders juxtaposed with the Founding Fathers of the United States in the lobby of the Rockefeller Building...More >>
Rufino Tamayo Rufino Tamayo - (August 26, 1899 – June 24, 1991) was a Mexican painter. He was a Zapotec Native American and was born in Oaxaca, Oaxaca. Tamayo and another artist, Lea Remba, were the first artists to create a new type of printed artwork called "mixografía". This consisted of artwork printed on paper but with depth and texture. One of their most famous mixografías is entitled Dos Personajes Atacados por Perros