(1887 - 1918)
Saturnino Herran was active/lived in Mexico. Saturnino Herran is known for figure and portrait charcoal drawing and painting, Mexican culture.
Biography Saturnino Herran
Following is a biography from the "Arts in Mexico Series Index", published on the website of Mexconnect, May 5, 2007
"Saturnino Herran: A Bright Light Too Soon Extinguished" by Rita Pomade, Arts of Mexico
At least ten years before the "Big Three" - Rivera, Orozco, Siqueiros - came into their own as world-renown muralists, a lone painter was setting the groundwork. His name was Saturnino Herran. He was the first Mexican artist to envision the concept of a totally Mexican art. And he laid the foundation for the development of the muralist movement.
In a catalogue dedicated to Herran's work published in 1997, Carlos Fuentes, the novelist, described the painter as the one who opened the way not only for the muralist
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