(1898 - 1979)
Jean Charlot was active/lived in Hawaii, California / Mexico. Jean Charlot is known for figure-child, mural, illustrator, educator.
Biography Jean Charlot
Jean Charlot was born in France in the 1880's. He had Aztec
ancestors and moved with his mother to Mexico after studying at the
Ecole de Beaux arts in Paris and serving as an artillery officer at the
end of WWI. He quickly established himself in the art community
of Mexico City in the very early 1920's and befriended Diego Rivera and
David Alfaro Siqueiros and Jose Orozco, main figures in the Mexican
Mural movement of the early twenties that quickly spread to the USA.
and the others visited the USA and taught - mostly in New York City -
the true fresco technique, which Charlot taught to the other Mexican
muralists. In 1947, Jean Charlot moved his family to Colorado
Springs, Colorado to take over a
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