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David Alfaro Siqueiros


David Alfaro Siqueiros Portrait
Name
David Alfaro Siqueiros
Birth Year
1896
Death Year
1974
Country
Mexico

David Alfaro Siqueiros Biography

David Alfaro Siqueiros (1896 - 1974) was a Mexican painter and one of the founders of the Mexican Mural Movement, one of the "Big Three", with Jose Clemente Orosco and Diego Rivera. He was also a Communist, life-long political activist, veteran of the Mexican Revolution and Spanish Civil War, sometime political prisoner, outspoken polemicist and would-be assassin. Throughout his life, he espoused the ideal that art, by its nature, had to be political in order to carry any substance, decrying the art of capitalist Europe and the United States. Siqueiros went, perhaps, the furthest of all the muralists in his attempts to combine his political views and aesthetic ideals with modern technical means to create a truly "public art".


David Alfaro Siqueiros 95 Most Important Paintings and Artworks

David Alfaro Siqueiros Bibliography

Me Llamaban El Coronelazo (Меня называли лихим полковником) by David Alfaro Siqueiros. Moscow, 1980.

Mexican Muralists: Orozco, Rivera, Siqueiros by Desmond Rochfort. Chronicle Books, 1998.

Siqueiros: His Life and Works by Philip Stein. International Publishers, 1994.