José Clemente Orozco, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

José Clemente Orozco

Mexican artist

Date of Birth: 23-Nov-1883

Place of Birth: cuidad sin trabajo, Jalisco, Mexico

Date of Death: 07-Sep-1949

Profession: painter

Nationality: Mexico

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius


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About José Clemente Orozco

  • José Clemente Orozco (November 23, 1883 – September 7, 1949) was a Mexican caricaturist and painter, who specialized in political murals that established the Mexican Mural Renaissance together with murals by Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and others.
  • Orozco was the most complex of the Mexican muralists, fond of the theme of human suffering, but less realistic and more fascinated by machines than Rivera.
  • Mostly influenced by Symbolism, he was also a genre painter and lithographer.
  • Between 1922 and 1948, Orozco painted murals in Mexico City, Orizaba, Claremont, California, New York City, Hanover, New Hampshire, Guadalajara, Jalisco, and Jiquilpan, Michoacán.
  • His drawings and paintings are exhibited by the Carrillo Gil Museum in Mexico City, and the Orozco Workshop-Museum in Guadalajara.
  • Orozco was known for being a politically committed artist, and he promoted the political causes of peasants and workers.

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