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David Alfaro Siqueiros

(1896 - 1974)

David Alfaro Siqueiros Portrait

Biography

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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".Read David Alfaro Siqueiros's Full Biography

David Alfaro Siqueiros. El Senor dell Veneno. El Senor dell Veneno. 1918. Watercolor and crayon. 58 x 46 cm. Private collection. [Order a Print]
David Alfaro Siqueiros. Carlos Orozco Romero. Carlos Orozco Romero. 1918. Oil on burlap. 86 x 58 cm. Private collection. [Order a Print]
David Alfaro Siqueiros. The Dance of the Rain. The Dance of the Rain. 1919. Watercolor. An Art Nouveau illustration published in the newspaper "", January 24, 1919. [Order a Print]
David Alfaro Siqueiros. Amado de la Cueva. Amado de la Cueva. 1920. Oil on canvas. 127 x 91 cm. Patrimony of Jalisco, Guadalahara, Mexico. [Order a Print]
David Alfaro Siqueiros. The Elements. The Elements. 1922. Ceiling over stairway.Encaustic. National Preparatory School, Mexico, Mexico. [Order a Print]
David Alfaro Siqueiros. Proletarian Mother. Proletarian Mother. 1929. Oil on burlap. 249 x 180 cm. Museum of Modern Art, Mexico, Mexico. [Order a Print]
David Alfaro Siqueiros. Peasant Mother. Peasant Mother. 1929. Oil on burlap. 249 x 180 cm. Museum of Modern Art, Mexico, Mexico. [Order a Print]
David Alfaro Siqueiros. Zapata and Lombardo Toledano. Zapata and Lombardo Toledano. 1930. Oil on burlap. Mexican Revolution threatened as seen in the distorted faces of Zapata and Toledano. The arm of the Revolution sinks in the shark-infested waters. [Order a Print]
David Alfaro Siqueiros. Portrait of a Dead Child. Portrait of a Dead Child. 1931. Oil on burlap. 96 x 74 cm. Private collection. [Order a Print]
David Alfaro Siqueiros. Hart Crane. Hart Crane. 1931. Oil on canvas. 79 x 63 cm. [Order a Print]
David Alfaro Siqueiros. Guerilla Fighters. Sketch for the mural Tropical America. Guerilla Fighters. Sketch for the mural Tropical America. 1932. Pencil and india ink. 28 x 21 cm. Private collection. [Order a Print]
David Alfaro Siqueiros. Tropical America. Tropical America. 1932. Reconstructed rendering. Cement fresco mural (obliterated with white wash). Olivera Street, Los Angeles, CA, USA. [Order a Print]
David Alfaro Siqueiros. Tropical America. Detail. Tropical America. Detail. 1932. Detail. Cement fresco mural (obliterated with white wash). Olivera Street, Los Angeles, CA, USA. [Order a Print]
David Alfaro Siqueiros. Portrait of Present Day Mexico. Portrait of Present Day Mexico. 1932. Mural in fresco. Private collection. [Order a Print]
David Alfaro Siqueiros. The Child Mother. The Child Mother. 1936. Pyroxylin. 76 x 61 cm. The Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA, USA. [Order a Print]
David Alfaro Siqueiros. Birth of Fascism. Birth of Fascism. 1936. Pyroxylin on Masonite. 75 x 60 cm. Sala de Arte Publico Siqueiros, Mexico, Mexico. [Order a Print]
David Alfaro Siqueiros. Head of a Woman. Head of a Woman. 1936. Pyroxylin on Masonite. 77 x 61 cm. Private collection. [Order a Print]
David Alfaro Siqueiros. George Gershwin. George Gershwin. 1936. Oil on canvas. 254 x 161 cm. Private collection. [Order a Print]
David Alfaro Siqueiros. The Echo of the Scream. The Echo of the Scream. 1937. Pyroxylin. 125 x 90 cm. The Museum of Modern Arts, New York, NY, USA. [Order a Print]
David Alfaro Siqueiros. The Sob. The Sob. 1939. Pyroxylin. 122 x 61 cm. The Museum of Modern Arts, New York, NY, USA. [Order a Print]
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