David Alfaro Siqueiros

David Alfaro Siqueiros
(1896-1974) Mexican
Born in Chihuahua, Mexico, Siqueiros was both the youngest member of “los tres grandes” of Mexican muralism as well as the most radical. He was more radical than Diego Rivera and José Clemente Orosco in terms of technique, composition, and political ideology. His career was influenced by the revolutionary Marxist ideology and dedicated to fostering change through public art. Over this course of this five-decade success, he integrated avant-garde styles and techniques with traditional iconography and local histories. Similar to Rivera, Siqueiros firmly believed that technology was a means to a better world and he sought to combine traditions of painting and modern political activism to make a difference in and through his art.

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