David Alfaro Siqueiros


Siqueiros, David Alfaro was born in Chihuahua City in 1896 and die on 1974, he was a very famous Mexican painter, muralist, and political activist. Between 1908 and 1911 he studied at the Franco-English College in Mexico City, an institution run by the Marist Fathers, and in1919 to 1922 he study art in Europe and painted his first murals in 1922. In the early 1930's, Siqueiros painted murals and exhibited his work in Los Angeles and New York City as well as in Uruguay and Argentina. Like so many prominent Marxists and atheists in Latin countries, Siqueiros had an early Catholic education. Siqueiros was famous because he had a talent that experimented with new supplies and techniques, such as a “spray gun” and “synthetic paints”. During these experiments, he was able to give his works a three-dimensional effect.


He studied art in Europe from 1919 to 1922 and painted his first murals in 1922. In the early 1930's, Siqueiros painted murals and exhibited his work in Los Angeles and New York City as well as in Uruguay and Argentina. He was expelled from the United States in 1932 for a controversial painting. He created famous murals in Mexico City in the Union of Electricity Workers headquarters (1939) and the Museum of National History (1964), and in a school library in Chillan, Chile (1942).