José Clemente Orozco

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Birthday
23, 1883
Birthplace
Mexico
Death Date
Sep 7, 1949 (65)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
23, 1883
Birthplace
Mexico
Death Date
Sep 7, 1949 (65)

About

Mexican social realist painter who specialized in murals that established the Mexican Mural Renaissance. Many of his murals dealt with the theme of human suffering.

Before Fame

He studied Agriculture and Architecture and then went to the Academy of San Carlos.

Trivia

He lost his left hand in a gunpowder accident when he was a child.

Family Life

He married Margarita Valladares, and they had three children.

Associated With

He illustrated The Pearl, written by John Steinbeck.