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Siqueiros, David Alfaro, 1896-1974


  • [His work is part of the group of Mexican painters and muralists, along with Diego Rivera and José Clemente Orozco. These Mexican expressionist muralists anticipated the neo-representative or neo-comic tendencies that occurred around 1960. His outdoor frescoes were devoted to revolutionary and social issues, to inspire the lower classes.]

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  • Fuller Name

    • José de Jesús Alfaro Siqueiros
  • Variants

    • Alfaro Siqueiros, David, 1896-1974
    • Alʹfaro Sikeĭros, David, 1896-1974
    • Sikeĭros, David Alʹfaro, 1896-1974
    • Siqueiros, José David Alfaro, 1896-1974
    • Alfaro Siqueiros, José de Jesús, 1896-1974
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 18961229
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 19740106
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Chihuahua (Chihuahua, Mexico)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Cuernavaca (Mexico)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Mexico
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  • Sources

    • found: D. Alfaro Siqueiros, textos de Enrique F. Gual, 1948.
    • found: David Alfaro Siqueiros, c1985:p. 9 (José David Alfaro Siqueiros; b. 29 dic. 1896, [artista])
    • found: Cómo se pinta un mural, 1985:t.p. (David Alfaro Siqueiros) p. 218, etc. (b. Santa Rosalía de Camargo, Chihuahua; died Cuernavaca, 01-06-74)
    • found: Wikipedia, Feb. 26, 2013(David Alfaro Siqueiros; born José de Jesús Alfaro Siqueiros, December 29, 1896, in Chihuahua, Mexico; died January 6, 1974, in Cuernavaca, Morelos; Mexican social realist painter, known for his large murals in fresco. He, Diego Rivera, and José Clemente Orozco established Mexican Muralism. He was also a Stalinist and member of the Mexican Communist Party who participated in an unsuccessful attempt to assassinate Leon Trotsky in May 1940. His surname would normally be Alfaro by Spanish naming customs but Siqueiros preferrred to use his mother's surname) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Alfaro_Siqueiros
    • found: Diccionario Porrúa de historia, biografía y geografía de México, 1995 :page.108 (Alfaro Siqueiros, David (1896-1974). Painter. B. Santa Rosalía de Camargo Chihuahua. D. Cuernavaca, Mor., january 6)
    • found: Diccionario Enciclopédico de México, 2006:(Alfaro Siqueiros, David)
    • found: La Jornada, www, 15 september, 2019Aclaraciones de Raquel Tibol a nota sobre Siqueiros (José de Jesús Alfaro Siqueiros (later used the pseudonym David, at the suggestion of his first wife, Graciela Amador) was born, in effect, on December 29, 1896) - https://www.jornada.com.mx/2008/07/21/index.php?section=opinion&article=002a2cor
  • General Notes

    • [His work is part of the group of Mexican painters and muralists, along with Diego Rivera and José Clemente Orozco. These Mexican expressionist muralists anticipated the neo-representative or neo-comic tendencies that occurred around 1960. His outdoor frescoes were devoted to revolutionary and social issues, to inspire the lower classes.]
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    • 1980-07-18: new
    • 2019-10-08: revised
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