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Carlos Merida

 (1891 - 1984)
Carlos Merida was active/lived in Mexico, Guatemala.  Carlos Merida is known for Geometric abstract painting, graphics, murals.

Biography   Carlos Merida


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 also did artwork with geometric symbolism linked to the Mayan culture, and incorporated barkwood paper into his paintings.

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