ORIGINAL TITLE Title: Grabados del Taller de Gráfica Popular
PRONUNCIATION: Grabados del Taller de Gráfica Popular
MATERIAL: Lithography
TYPE: Portfolio
DIMENSIONS: 29 cm. Portfolio
COMPONENTS: 1 leaf, 23 plates. On the flap is a TGP statement and the address. On the back cover is what appears to be an original lithograph of an artist working on an engraving. Works are identified by artist, date, and a title. There is a single sheet laid in which has a small drawing and biography for each artist. Everything is contained within a flapped folder with a reproduction on the cover of an ink drawing showing Leopoldo Méndez speaking to the membership.
CONDITION: In excellent condition.
ITEM ID: 3960

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Taller de Grafica Popular Portfolio

DATE
Year: 1956
Decade: 1950s
Century: 20th (1901-2000)

According to Prignitz, the edition was composed by only 1,000 copies. The portfolio “Grabados del Taller de Gráfica Popular” contains 23 offset reproductions. Subjects predominately focus on social issues affecting Mexico in the 1940s – 1950s, including pollution, war, agriculture, and labor issues.

ARTISTS
Name: Leopoldo Méndez
Type: Artist
Name: Francisco Mora; Taller de Grafica Popular
Type: Artist
Name: Ignacio Aguirre
Type: Artist
Name: Luis Arenal
Type: Artist
Name: Alberto Beltran
Type: Artist
Name: Angel Bracho
Type: Artist
Name: Celia Calderon
Type: Artist
Name: Elizabeth Catlett de Mora
Type: Artist
Name: Arturo Garcia Bustos
Type: Artist
Name: Elena Huerta
Type: Artist
Name: Sarah Jimenez
Type: Artist
Name: Maria Luisa Martin
Type: Artist
Name: Pablo O'Higgins
Type: Artist
Artists Dates: March 1, 1904 - July 16, 1983
Artist Information: Pablo Esteban O'Higgins (born Paul Higgins Stevenson) was an American-Mexican artist, muralist and illustrator. He was one of the founders of the Taller de Grafica Popular in 1937, and one it’s most important members. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, O'Higgins was raised there and in San Diego, California. In 1922 he abandoned his first career as a pianist and entered the Academy of Arts in San Diego. Within two years he'd become a student of Diego Rivera, assisting Rivera on his murals at the National School of Agriculture at Chapingo, and the Public Education Secretariat. Like Rivera, O'Higgins became an active member of the Mexican Communist Party. He immigrated to Mexico permanently in 1924, joined the party in 1927, and maintained his party membership until 1947. His political illustrations for the Daily Worker won him a year's study at the Academy of Art in Moscow on a Soviet Scholarship in 1933. In 1937, O'Higgins was the co-founder, with fellow artists Leopoldo Méndez and Luis Arenal, of the Taller de Gráfica Popular ("People's Graphic Workshop”). The Taller became inspiration to many politically active leftist artists; for example, American expressionist painter Byron Randall went on to found similar artist collectives after becoming an associate member. In May 1940 O'Higgins had the honor of being the only non-native Mexican artist with work included in the seminal "Twenty Centuries of Mexican Art" exhibit organized by the Museum of Modern Art. In 1961 O'Higgins was awarded honorary Mexican citizenship for "his contributions to the national arts and education”. His mural work can be seen at the Abelardo L. Rodriguez Market, Mexico City, and his 1945 mural for the Shipscalers Union Hall in Seattle is installed in Kane Hall at the University of Washington in Seattle. The mural depicts SSU’s history as a strongly anti-racist, anti-discriminatory, and progressive force in social politics. Among O'Higgins' students was the American graphic designer Bob Cato.
Name: Mariana Yampolsky
Type: Artist
Name: Raul Anguiano
Type: Artist
Name: Lorenzo Guerrero
Type: Artist
Name: Andra Gomez
Type: Artist
Name: Xavier Iniguez
Type: Artist
Name: Marcelino L. Jimenez
Type: Artist
Name: Carlos Jurado
Type: Artist
Name: Francisco Luna
Type: Artist
Name: Adolfo Mexiac
Type: Artist
Name: Fanny Rabel
Type: Artist