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David Alfaro Siqueiros

Mexican Painter and Muralist

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Movement: Social Realism

Born: December 29, 1896 - Chihuahua, Mexico

Died: January 6, 1974 - Mexico City, Mexico

"Our primary aesthetic aim is to propagate works of art which will help destroy all traces of bourgeois individualism."

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Siqueiros was the youngest of "los tres grandes" (three greats) of Mexican muralism, along with Diego Rivera and José Clemente Orozco. He was also the most radical of the three in his technique, composition and political ideology. Informed by revolutionary Marxist ideology, his career was dedicated to fostering change through public art. Over the course of five decades, he integrated avant-garde styles and techniques with traditional iconography and local histories. He, like Rivera, firmly believed that technology was a means to a better world and he sought to combine traditions of painting with modern political activism.

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