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 Carlos Merida  (1891 - 1984)

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Lived/Active: Mexico/Guatemala      Known for: Geometric abstract painting, graphics, murals

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BIOGRAPHY for Carlos Merida
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Birth
1891 (Guatemala City, Guatamala)
 
Death
1984 (Mexico City, Mexico)

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Mexico/Guatemala

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Geometric abstract painting, graphics, murals

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Born in Guatemala but spending most of his career in Mexico, Carlos Merida first established a reputation as a figurative painter beginning 1907, but in 1927, he abandoned that approach to become one of the pioneering non-figurative, geometric abstract artists in Mexico.  In the 1920s, he also went through a Surrealist phase.

One of his unique contributions to art in the Americas was fusing elements of that culture to what he had learned from European modernists.  He a (showing 500 of 3005 characters).



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