David Alfaro Siqueiros
(1896 - 1974)
David Alfaro Siqueiros was active/lived in California / Mexico. David Siqueiros is known for social revolutionary muralist.
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SELF-PORTRAIT, STUDY FOR THE 1945 MURAL "EL CORONELAZO"
Biography David Alfaro Siqueiros
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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 age of 15 he was
already deeply involved in his artistic studies as well as political
activism. In 1911 at San Carlos Academy, he led a student strike
that was designed by Siqueiros to force changes in the school's
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