Jesús Alvarez Amaya (1925 – 2010)

Jesús Alvarez Amaya (1925 – 2010)

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Jesús Alvarez Amaya (1925 – 2010)
Jesús Álvarez Amaya (1925 – 2010) was a Mexican painter and graphic artist, mostly known for mural work and his graphic work as head of the Taller de Gráfica Popular, which he led from 1967 until his death. His murals can be found in various parts of the country and his art mostly have social and political themes. He studied art at the Escuela de Arte para Trabajadores (Art School for Workers) and later studied with noted artist Ramón Alva de la Canal. He later worked as an assistant to Diego Rivera for the mural done at the Insurgentes Theater, as well as the Olympic Stadium at the Ciudad Universitaria . He was a lifelong militant communist, involved in activities mostly through the Taller de Gráfica Popular, for example printing posters during the student uprising in 1968.
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