biographie de David Alfaro SIQUEIROS (1896-1974)

Birth place: Santa Rosalia, Mexico

Addresses: Mexico City, Mexico

Profession: Painter

Studied: Acad. San Carlos.

Exhibited: AIC, 1940-44; 25th Bienal International Arte Venecia, 1950; Mus. Nat. Art Mod., Paris, 1952; Los Angeles Co. Mus. Art, 1963; Siqueiros, Exposición Retrospectiva: 1907-67, Nat. Univ. Mex., 1967; Expos Retrospective Mus. Cent. Art, Tokyo, Japan, 1972. Awards: Premio Int. Venecia, Mus. Art Mod., Sào Paulo, 1950; Premio Nac. Art, Gobierno Mex., 1967; Premio Lenin de la Paz, USSR-Gobierno, 1967.

Member: Nat. Acad. Arts (pres.); Acad. Artes Florencia; Acad. Artes Berlin; Acad. Artes Moscow.

Work: Mus. Arte Mod., Mexico City; MoMA; Phila. Mus. Art. Commissions: La AmÈrica Tropical, Mural Block Painters, Los Angeles, 1932; Retrato de la Burguesia, Sindicato Mex. Electricistas, Mexico City, 1939; Por Una Seguridad Social Para Todos los Mexicanos, Inst. Mex. Seguro Socialm, Mexico City, 1951-54; Del Porfirismo a la Revolucion, Mus. Nac. Hist., Mexico City, 1957-66; La Marcha de la Humanidad, Manuel Su·rex, Mexico City, 1966-71.

Comments: Publications: author, Como Se Pinta un Mural," 1951; author, "El Nuevo Realismo Mexicano, Integración Pl·stica," 1966; author," A un Joven Pintor Mexicano," 1967; co-author, "Un Mexicano y Su Obra," 1969. Teaching: instructor, Chouinard School Art, Los Angeles, 1932; professor, Escuela Pintura San Miguel Allende, 1948-49; instructor murals, Escuela Taller Siqueiros, Cuernavaca, 1966-71.

Sources: WW73; La Pintura Mural de la Revolucion Mexicana (Fondo Ed Plastica Mexicana, 1960); De Micheli, D Alfaro Siqueiros (Fratelli Fabbri Ed., 1968); "Muros de Fuego" (film), Mentor Films, 1967-70. "

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