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Saturnino Herrán

1887-1918 Mexico/Symbolism

 

Brief Biography-Saturnino Herrán, initially thought by his father, 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 later became a professor at the Academy. He studied under Julio Ruelas and Antonio Fabrés. Although the more evident style he was influenced by is symbolism, there is a resemblance in his works to that of the Swedish illustrator John Bauer, 1882-1918. The Mexican indigenous peoples also strongly motivated him, notably the Aztecs, whose symbols he mixed with European Christian styles. In addition, he became 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