Saturnino Herrán

1887-1918 Mexico/Symbolism

 

Brief Biography-Saturnino Herrán, was initially thought by his father, who was a professor of bookkeeping at The Academy of Science, in his home town of Aguascalientes. He did his formal studies at the Mexico City Academy of Fine Arts, San Carlos, and was later to become a professor at the Academy. He studied under Julio Ruelas and Antonio Fabrés. The more evident style he was influenced by, may be classed as symbolism, there is a resemblance in his works, to that of the Swedish illustrator John Bauer, 1882-1918. He was also strongly motivated by the Mexican indigenous peoples, in particular the Aztecs, whose symbols he mixed with Christian European styles. He was highly regarded as a muralist. One of his most noted students was the renowned Diego Rivera.

 

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the offering

the offering


archer

archer


harvest

harvest


old man

old man


our ancient gods

our ancient gods


our gods mural

our gods mural


the blind

the blind

woman in
tehuantepec

woman in tehuantepec


woman with fruit

woman with fruit


woman with pumpkin

woman with pumpkin