DAVID ALFARO SIQUEIROS, (1896-1974)
DAVID ALFARO SIQUEIROS, (1896-1974), was born in Chihuahua, Mexico. Together with Jose Clemente Orozco and Diego Rivera they are known as the 20th century’s most influential muralists. They revolutionized mural content and style by portraying Mexico’s rich history and contemporary economic conditions in visually bold political terms. Inspired philosophically, Siqueiros believed that public murals were a powerful medium to make his work accessible to a broad audience traditionally ignored by elitist art institutions. Upon his expulsion from Mexico in 1932 for political activity, Siqueiros came to Los Angeles for six months. During that brief time he completed three murals, “Street Meeting” painted at the Chouinard School of Art, “Tropical America” located at Italian Hall on Olvera Street, and “Portrait of Present Day Mexico” at a home in Pacific Palisades. Please contact us if you have interest in any of the graphics shown here.