Artists from Latin American Cultures: A Biographical by Kristin G. Congdon;Kara Kelley Hallmark

By Kristin G. Congdon;Kara Kelley Hallmark

Latin american citizens have lengthy been relegated to the cultural history, obscured by means of the dominant eu tradition. This biographical dictionary profiles seventy five artists from the us and thirteen countries of vital and South the US and the Caribbean, together with painters, sculptors, photographers, muralists, printmakers, set up artists, and function artists. a few of their works bear in mind pre-Columbian instances; others confront the cultural imperialism of the U.S. over Latin the US; and plenty of discover how the dominant parts of tradition can impact identities of sophistication, gender, and sexuality.

Profiled artists diversity from the well known to the little-known: Frida Kahlo; Tina Modotti; Diego Rivera; Myrna Baez; Raquel Forner; Patrocino Barela; and lots of extra. colour photos are supplied for plenty of of the works. each one access comprises information regarding the artist's early life, education, artistic progress, and creative types and topics. Exemplary works of art and affects are defined, in addition to a glance at renowned and important responses. Supplemental gains contain artist go references, a word list of crucial phrases from the artwork international, and a few vibrant pictures portraying the artists of their inventive environments.

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New York: Abbeville Press, 1996. Sellen, Betty-Carol, with Cynthia J. Johnson. Self Taught, Outsider, and Folk Art: A Guide to American Artists, Locations and Resources. : McFarland, 1993; rev. and updated ed. 2000. html. 14 Dr. Atl (Gerardo Murillo Cornado) (1875-1964) Mexican Painter Dr. Atl, a leading political activist in the Mexican Revolution, is considered to be one of the first modern Mexican painters of his country's largest volcanoes and mountains (Velazquez Chavez 45). He was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco; the exact year of his birth is unknown, with various documents placing it from as early as 1875 to as late as 1887.

Singapore: Red Crane Books, 1996. " The Collector's Guide: Patrocino Barela. 2001. http://www. shtml Sellen, Betty-Carol, with Cynthia J. Johnson. Self-Taught, Outsider, and Folk Art: A Guide to American Art, Locations and Resources. Updated and rev. ed. : McFarland & Company, 2000. 31 Jose Bedia (b. 1959) Cuban-American Installation Artist Cuban-born Jose Bedia combines Amerindian and African traditions with popular culture to make art that powerfully expresses ritualistic experience. Well-grounded in anthropological research, Bedia's works ask the viewer to respond both intellectually and aesthetically.

17 ARTISTS FROM LATIN AMERICAN CULTURES Orozco, Jose Clemente. An Autobiography. Translated by Robert C. Stephenson. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1962. Velazquez Chavez, Agustin. Contemporary Mexican Artists. New York: Friede, 1937. Repr. : Books for Libraries, 1969. 18 Judith F. Baca (b. 1946) Mexican-American Mural Painter and Public Artist Judy Baca is known for her public murals that depict issues of historical, social, and environmental importance. Working with others—often gang members and youth on parole—her large works of art extend the great Mexican muralist tradition into communities in the United States.

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