Jose Guadalupe Posada

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Birthday
2, 1852
Birthplace
Mexico
Death Date
Jan 20, 1913 (60)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
2, 1852
Birthplace
Mexico
Death Date
Jan 20, 1913 (60)

About

Notable for his satirical prints and engravings, this late 19th-century Mexican artist is best known for a series featuring images of calaveras (the skulls typically associated with The Day of the Dead).

Before Fame

When he was still in his teens, he was hired as a political cartoonist for a newspaper called El Jicote.

Trivia

In the late 1880s, he moved to Mexico City and worked for a publication titled La Patria Ilustrada.

Family Life

A native of Aguascalientes, Mexico, he grew up with an older brother named Cirilo. He later settled in Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico with his wife, Maria de Jesus Vela.

Associated With

His work influenced that of his acquaintance and fellow Mexican artist Jose Orozco (Jose Clemente Orozco).