Carlos Merida

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Birthday
2, 1891
Birthplace
Mexico
Death Date
Dec 21, 1984 (93)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
2, 1891
Birthplace
Mexico
Death Date
Dec 21, 1984 (93)

About

Cubist painter and muralist known for "El Verano" from 1981 and other Latin American-themed works. He was one of the first to meld European modern painting with Latin American culture.

Before Fame

He had a childhood passion for music. However, after an ear deformity caused him to develop hearing difficulties, he begrudgingly gave up music and concentrated instead on painting.

Trivia

He worked as a painting assistant to Diego Rivera. The two collaborated in 1922 on several Mexico City murals.

Family Life

He married Dalilla Galvez in 1919. His daughter, Ana Merida, grew up to be a famous ballet dancer and choreographer.

Associated With

He was influenced by the work of Paul Klee.