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Alfonso Michel

 (1897 - 1957)
Alfonso Michel was active/lived in Mexico, Europe.  Alfonso Michel is known for mlural and easel painting.

Biography   Alfonso Michel


Alfonso Michel was born in the state of Colima to a wealthy and politically powerful family which owned large numbers of coconut palms, and supplied fruit to markets in Jalisco. He claimed to have been born in 1906 but his birth certificate says 1897.

He had a sad childhood, with his parents separating after his father caught his mother with another man. He then took the children to live with him in Guadalajara. Five years later, Michel’s mother died and his father decided to adopt the three children born of her affair. This led to financial problems with their businesses on the point of bankruptcy. The situation was made worse with the death of his father.

He has had two major passions in his life: art and the sea, writing a   ...  Displaying 750 of 2962 characters.

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