Jorge González Camarena, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Jorge González Camarena

20th century Mexican painter and sculptor

Date of Birth: 24-Mar-1908

Place of Birth: Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Date of Death: 20-Mar-1980

Profession: painter, sculptor

Nationality: Mexico

Zodiac Sign: Aries

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About Jorge González Camarena

  • Jorge González Camarena (24 March 1908 – 24 May 1980) was a prominent painter, muralist and sculptor.
  • He is best known for his mural work, as part of the Mexican muralism movement, although his work is distinct from the main names associated with it (Rivera, Orozco and Siqueiros).
  • His major works include the mural on the main administration building of the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Studies and a mural created for the Universidad de Concepción in Chile.
  • He also created easel works, one of which, La Patria, was well known in Mexico as it was used on the cover of free textbooks from the 1960s into the 1970s.
  • Recognitions for his work include the Premio Nacional de Arte, membership in the Academia de Artes and the Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana, grade Commendatore from the Italian government.

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