David Alfaro Siqueiros
Mexican, 1896-1974
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Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Selected exhibitions
2017
Modern Mexico. Avant-Garde and Revolution,
MALBA
2016
Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism, 1910–1950,
Philadelphia Museum of Art
2015
Los Modernos,
Museo Nacional de Arte (MUNAL)

David Alfaro Siqueiros was a leading figure in the Mexican school of great mural painters, alongside José Clemente Orozco and Diego Rivera. Siqueiros was wildly prolific in his career; his work often featured social and political subjects, and demonstrated his influences, including Francisco Goya, religious art, and Italian Futurism. Siqueiros’ works are distinguished for their use of dynamic perspective, monumental forms, dramatic use of shadow, and a limited color palette. In addition to painting, Siqueiros was an avid political activist with a tumultuous personal history; he once led a student strike against San Carlos Academy, and his more violent activities landed him in jail and, eventually, exile.

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