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José Clemente Orozco

1883-1949 Mexico/Muralist

 

Brief Biography-José Clemente Orozco, along with Diego Rivera and David Alfaro Siqueiros, are the most renowned Mexican muralists. He was a symbolist painter of political themes. Unfortunately, when using gunpowder to make fireworks, Orozco lost his left hand at twenty-one; however, it did not suppress his artistic talents. Born in Zapotlán el Grande in 1888, the family settled in Mexico City, where he studied at the Art Academy. From 1917 to 1919 and 1927 to 1934, Orozco worked in America, painting mural commissions in an expressionist style, including "The Epic of American Civilization" at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire. In Mexico City, he undertook murals in the Court of Justice, the Chapel of Jesus Nazareno and many more public buildings. He died in Mexico City in 1949.

 

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departure of quetzalcoatl

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gods of the modern world


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