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David Alfaro Siqueiros

 (1896 - 1974)
David Alfaro Siqueiros was active/lived in California / Mexico.  David Siqueiros is known for social revolutionary muralist.

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 teaching methods.    ...  Displaying 750 of 5074 characters.

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About  David Alfaro Siqueiros

Born:  1896 - Santa Rosalia, Mexico
Died:   1974 - Cuernavaca, Mexico
Known for:  social revolutionary muralist