ORIGINAL TITLE Title: 450 Años de Lucha", Homenaje al Pueblo Mexicano
PRONUNCIATION: 450 Años de Lucha", Homenaje al Pueblo Mexicano
MATERIAL: Linocut/letterpress
TYPE: Folio/Portfolio
DIMENSIONS: Each Size: 16" x 10.5", 41 x 27 cm (sheet)
COMPONENTS: Includes: -146 linocuts: 144 sheets in color paper, double spread on the cover of the portfolio and double spread in the index. -12p. index. Each plate numbered and identified by artist.
CONDITION: This one is complete and in mint condition. In excellent condition.
NOTES: Very recommendable. It is a great portfolio, probably the most famous made by the TGP. They come for sale periodically, but the hard thing about this item is to find it complete. It is very frustrating because people used the plates for decoration and the portfolio generally is found lacking two to six plates. When it comes to Mexican graphic art from the 20th century, this is probably as good as it gets. Curiously the TGP is more popular in the US and Europe than Mexico; I don´t know why most Mexicans take their work for granted, while in the US the institutions struggle to find material to make an exposition!
priceInfo: 6/12/16
ITEM ID: 3669
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The History of Mexico from the Conquest to Modern Times

DATE
Year: 1960

“450 Años de Lucha”, Homenaje al Pueblo Mexicano” Translation
“450 Years of Fight”, Tribute to the Mexican TownImages depicted by 25 artist members of the famous Taller de Grafica Popular.

ARTISTS
Name: Ignacio Aguirre
Type: Artist
Name: Jesus Alvarez Amaya
Type: Artist
Name: Luis Arenal
Type: Artist
Name: Alberto Beltran
Type: Artist
Name: Angel Bracho
Type: Artist
Name: Celia Calderon
Type: Artist
Name: Fernando Castro-Pacheco

Name: Elizabeth Catlett de Mora
Type: Artist
Name: Jesus Escobedo

Name: Arturo Garcia Bustos
Type: Artist
Name: Elena Huerta
Type: Artist
Name: Javier Iniguez

Name: Sarah Jimenez
Type: Artist
Name: Maria Luisa Martin
Type: Artist
Name: Leopoldo Mendez

Name: Francisco Mora
Type: Artist
Name: Antonio Morales

Name: Isidoro Ocampo
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: Antonio Pujol

Name: Adolfo Quineros

Name: Everardo Ramirez

Name: Hector Ventura

Name: Mariana Yampolsky
Type: Artist
Name: Alfredo Zalce
Type: Artist