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Miguel Covarrubias

 (1904 - 1957)
Miguel Covarrubias was active/lived in New York / Mexico.  Miguel Covarrubias is known for book and magazine illustration, caricatures, and mural painting.

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Miguel Covarrubias

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Mexican born Miguel Covarrubias was known for his painted murals, caricatures, illustrations and scholarly writings.  He was born in the Bohemian section of Mexico City on November 22, 1904.  The son of a civil engineer, Covarrubias dropped out of high school at the age of fourteen.  He went to work for his father drawing maps and eventually became a self-taught artist.

He moved to New York City in 1923, and soon after he gained recognition as an illustrator, stage designer and caricature artist.  He illustrated issues of Vogue, the New Yorker and was known for his Art Deco covers of Vanity Fair.  During the 1920s he studied in Paris, France and later traveled to Bali with his w  ...  Displaying 750 of 4658 characters.



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About  Miguel Covarrubias

Born:  1904 - Mexico City, Mexico
Died:   1957 - Mexico City, Mexico
Known for:  book and magazine illustration, caricatures, and mural painting