David Alfaro Siqueiros
From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
José David Alfaro Siqueiros (December 29, 1896 in Camargo, Chihuahua, Mexico - January 6, 1974 in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico) was a social realist painter, known for his large murals in fresco that helped establish the Mexican Mural Renaissance, together with works by Diego Rivera and José Clemente Orozco, and also a Stalinist who participated in an unsuccessful attempt to assassinate Leon Trotsky in May 1940.
Selected Other Works
- Proletarian Mother, 1929, Museum of Modern Art, Mexico
- Zapata (lithograph), 1930, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art
- Zapata (oil painting), 1931, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian, Washington, D.C.
- War, 1939, Philadelphia Museum of Art
- Jose Clemente Orozco, 1947, Carillo Gil Museum, Mexico City
- Cain in the United States, 1947, Carillo Gil Museum, Mexico city
- For Complete Social Security of All Mexicans, 1953-36, Hospital de La Raza, Mexico City