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 David Alfaro Siqueiros  (1896 - 1974)

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Lived/Active: California / Mexico      Known for: social revolutionary muralist

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BIOGRAPHY for David Siqueiros
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Birth
1896 (Santa Rosalia, Mexico)
 
Death
1974 (Cuernavaca, Mexico)

Lived/Active
California / Mexico


Self portrait - SELF-PORTRAIT, STUDY FOR THE 1945 MURAL "EL CORONELAZO"
© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York


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social revolutionary muralist

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David Alfaro Siqueiros was born in 1896 in Chihuahua City, Mexico.  He was to become one of Mexico's most original and distinguished painters.  His art is one of violent social protest expressed in dynamic, swirling brushstrokes, dramatic contrasts of light and shade, brilliant colors and heroic themes, all visible in the available work Atrapado.

From an early age he was involved in politics and art -- two forces that stayed with him throughout his life.  By the (showing 500 of 5074 characters).



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