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David Alfaro Siquerios (December 29, 1896 in Camargo, Chihuahua, Mexico - January 6, 1974 in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico) was a painter and muralist known for his social realism work. December 29 is the 363rd day of the year (364th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 2 days remaining. ... 1896 (MDCCCXCVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Camargo may refer to: Camargo, Kentucky Camargo, Oklahoma Camargo, Illinois This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Chihuahua is a state in northwestern Mexico. ... January 6 is the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Cuernavaca is the capital city of the state of Morelos in Mexico. ... Morelos is one of the constituent states of Mexico. ... The following list is an incomplete list of painters. ... Salle des illustres, ceiling painting, by Jean André Rixens. ... Social Realism is a term used to describe visual and other realistic arts depicting working class activities as heroic. ...


His notable projects include his collaborative mural at the Mexican Electricians' Union (1939-40), From Porfiriato to the Revolution at the Museum of National History (1957-55), March of Humanity and the Polyforum Cultural Siqueiros on Avenida Insurgentes (1965-71), and his role in procuring mural commissions for artists on the University City campus of the National Autonomous University of Mexico in 1950s Mexico City. the Polyforum Cultural Siqueiros is a multi-functional cultural facility, located in Mexico Citys World Trade Center Mexico building complex. ... The Avenida de los Insurgentes (Avenue of the Insurgents) is a street in Mexico City, said to be the longest street/avenue in the world. ... The library of the National Autonomous University of Mexico. ...


Siqueiros was one of several well-known Mexican muralists working at the time, including Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco and Rufino Tamayo. His art directly reflected the time period in which he flourished as an artist. His art was deeply rooted in the Mexican Revolution, a violent and chaotic period in Mexican history in which various social and political factions fought for recognition and power. The period from the 1920s to the 1950s is known as the Mexican Renaissance, and Siqueiros was active in the attempt to create an art that was at once Mexican and universal. Diego Rivera and his wife Frida Kahlo (photographer: Carl Van Vechten) Diego Rivera (December 8, 1886 – November 24, 1957), (full name Diego María de la Concepción Juan Nepomuceno Estanislao de la Rivera y Barrientos Acosta y Rodríguez) was a Mexican painter and muralist. ... José Clemente Orozco. ... Rufino Tamayo (August 26, 1899 – June 24, 1991) was a popular modern Mexican painter. ... This article is about the Mexican Revolution of 1910. ... The 1920s was a decade sometimes referred to as the Jazz Age or the Roaring Twenties, usually applied to America. ... The 1950s was the decade spanning from the 1st of January, 1950 to the 31st December, 1959. ...


Political activism was an important piece of Siqueiros' life, and frequently inspired him to set aside his artistic career. In 1911, when he was only fifteen years old, Siqueiros attended the Academy of San Carlos and was involved in a student strike that protested the academy's method of teaching and urged the impeachment of the school's director. One year later, when he was just sixteen years old, he conspired against Victoriano Huerta's dictatorship. At the age of eighteen, he participated in the Constitutionalist Army fighting against the forces of General Victoriano Huerta. He briefly gave up painting to focus on organizing miners in Jalisco. He ran a political art workshop in New York City in preparation for the 1936 General Strike for Peace and May Day parade. The young Jackson Pollock attended the workshop and helped build floats for the parade. Between 1937 and 1938 he fought in the Spanish Civil War alongside the Spanish Republican forces, in opposition to Francisco Franco's military coup. He was exiled twice from Mexico , once in 1932 and again in 1940, following his assassination attempt on Leon Trotsky. 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... A graphical timeline is available here: Timeline of the Mexican Revolution José Victoriano Huerta Márquez (December 23, 1850 – January 13, 1916) was a Mexican military officer and President of Mexico. ... Nickname: Big Apple, Gotham Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Brooklyn Manhattan Queens Staten Island Settled 1613 Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... May Day is May 1, and refers to any of several holidays celebrated on this day. ... United States Marines on parade. ... Paul Jackson Pollock (January 28, 1912 – August 11, 1956) was an influential American painter and a major force in the abstract expressionist movement. ... A float is a decorated platform, either built on a vehicle or towed behind one, which is a component of many festive parades, such as the Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Tournament of Roses Parade. ... Combatants Spanish Republic CNT-FAI UGT POUM Soviet Union International Brigades Spanish State Falangists Carlists Fascist Italy Nazi Germany Army Comrades Association Commanders Manuel Azaña Francisco Largo Caballero Juan Negrín Francisco Franco Casualties Civilians killed/wounded = hundreds of thousands The Spanish Civil War, which lasted from July 17... Exile (band) may refer to: Exile - The American country music band Exile - The Japanese pop music band Category: ... 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will take you to a full 1932 calendar). ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ... Note: This page is very long. ...


From 1919 to 1922 he traveled to Belgium, France, Italy, and Spain to study art. Throughout his career he traveled internationally, promoting his version of muralism in the United States, South America (including Uruguay, Argentina and Chile), Cuba, Europe, and the Soviet Union. Year 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


Siqueiros was awarded the Lenin Peace Prize for the year of 1966. His nephew is filmmaker David Siqueiros. The International Stalin Prize or the International Stalin Prize for Strengthening Peace Among Peoples (renamed Russian: , the International Lenin Prize for Strengthening Peace Among Peoples as a result of destalinization) was the Soviet Unions equivalent to the Nobel Peace Prize. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ...


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David Alfaro Siqueiros - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (393 words)
David Alfaro Siqueiros (December 29, 1896 - January 6, 1974) was a Mexican painter and muralist.
Siqueiros was one of several well-known Mexican muralists working at the time, including Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco and Rufino Tamayo.
In 1911, when he was only fifteen years old, Siqueiros attended the Academy of San Carlos and was involved in a student strike that protested the academy's method of teaching and urged the impeachment of the school's director.
David Alfaro Siqueiros - definition of David Alfaro Siqueiros in Encyclopedia (487 words)
Siqueiros (see-KAY-ros) was not just an extraordinary painter, but a polemicist, a theoretician of art, a politician and a revolutionary.
Siqueiros was a highly talented young man. He was mostly known as one of the most prolific muralist painters in the early 1900s.
David Alfaro Siqueiros was involved in muralist paintings in the United States.
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