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Siqueiros was born in 1896
29 December, 2016
Ejercicio Plástico (detalle). Museo del Bicentenario, Buenos Aires.
Mexican realist painter David Alfaro Siqueiros (December 29, 1896 – January 6,) is considered one of the founders of the Mexican muralist movement, along with Diego Rivera and José Clemente Orozco. He painted everyday people ideally involved in the struggle to overcome authoritarian and capitalist rule. His accentuation of the angles of the body, muscles and joints, are a trade mark in his human figures representation.
Siqueiros participated in the first ever Mexican contingent at the XXV Venice Biennale exhibition with Orozco, Rivera and Tamayo in 1950, and he received the second prize for all exhibitors.