Famous Mexican Artists & Painters

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 1 Diego Rivera

Diego Rivera.
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Famous As: Painter, Muralist
Birthdate: December 8, 1886
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Guanajuato, Mexico
Died: November 24, 1957
Mexican painter Diego Rivera is best remembered for his association with the mural movement and had created masterpieces such as The History of Mexico and the Detroit Industry Murals. He was inspired by cubism and post-impressionism. He had married, divorced, and remarried Frida Kahlo, the third of his four wives.

 2 Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo.
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: July 6, 1907
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Coyoacán, Mexico City, Mexico
Died: July 13, 1954

Mexican painter, Frida Kahlo, was known for her many portraits and self-portraits. Her work is said to have been inspired by the nature, artifacts and popular culture of Mexico. Her work was not much known until the late 1970s, when it was rediscovered by art historians and political activists. By early 1990s, she became a recognized figure in art history.

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 3 Leonora Carrington

Leonora Carrington .
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Famous As: Mexican Artist & Surrealist Painter
Birthdate: April 6, 1917
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Clayton-le-Woods, Lancashire, England, UK
Died: May 25, 2011

Leonora Carrington was a Mexican artist, novelist, and surrealist painter. During the 1970s, Carrington played an important role in Mexico's women's liberation movement as she was one of the founding members of the movement. Carrington, who was fascinated by symbolism and myth, studied alchemy, Popol Vuh, post-classic Mayan mystical writings, and the kabbalah.

 4 David Alfaro Siqueiros

David Alfaro Siqueiros.
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Famous As: Painter, University teacher, Military personnel
Birthdate: December 29, 1896
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chihuahua
Died: January 6, 1974

 5 José Clemente Orozco

José Clemente Orozco.
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: November 23, 1883
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ciudad Guzmán, Mexico
Died: September 7, 1949

 6 Elizabeth Catlett

Elizabeth Catlett
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Famous As: Sculptor, Printmaker, Painter
Birthdate: April 15, 1915
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Washington, D.C.
Died: April 2, 2012

 7 Fernando Allende

Fernando Allende
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Famous As: Film producer, Film director, Actor, Painter, Singer, Film actor, Television actor
Birthdate: November 10, 1952
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mexico
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 8 Rufino Tamayo

Rufino Tamayo.
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: August 25, 1899
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Oaxaca de Juárez, Mexico
Died: June 24, 1991

Mexican painter Rufino Tamayo, an icon of modernism, is remembered for combining Mexican folk themes and European concepts such as Surrealism and Cubism in his works. Known for his notable paintings such as Children Playing with Fire, Tamayo was from a Zapotec family and the son of a shoemaker.

 9 Dr. Atl

Dr. Atl
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Famous As: Painter and writer
Birthdate: October 3, 1875
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Guadalajara, Mexico
Died: August 15, 1964

 10 Gabriel Orozco

Gabriel Orozco
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Famous As: Artist, Sculptor, Painter
Birthdate: April 27, 1962
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Xalapa

 11 Juan O'Gorman

Juan O'Gorman
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: July 6, 1905
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Coyoacán, Mexico City, Mexico
Died: January 17, 1982

 12 Miguel Covarrubias

Miguel Covarrubias
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: November 22, 1904
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
Died: February 4, 1957

 13 Manuel Felguerez

Manuel Felguerez
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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: December 12, 1928
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Valparaíso, Mexico
Died: June 8, 2020

 14 Cristóbal de Villalpando

Cristóbal de Villalpando
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: 1649 AD
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
Died: August 20, 1714

Born in Mexico, Baroque painter Cristóbal de Villalpando created masterpieces that still adorn Mexican cathedrals. Much of his work, such as Triumph of the Eucharist, was influenced by Peter Paul Rubens and his techniques of brushwork and color. He also drew from Mannerism and created a distinct local Mexican style.

 15 Abraham Cruzvillegas

Abraham Cruzvillegas
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Famous As: Visual Artist
Birthdate: 1968 AD
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

 16 Juan Soriano

Juan Soriano
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Famous As: Painter and sculptor
Birthdate: August 18, 1920
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Guadalajara, Mexico
Died: February 10, 2006

 17 Manuel Tolsá

Manuel Tolsá
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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: May 4, 1757
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Enguera, Spain
Died: December 24, 1816

Spanish-born sculptor and architect Manuel Tolsá is credited with introducing Neoclassical art to Mexico, then known as New Spain. His most iconic works include the construction of the College of Mines and the completion of the Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral. Apart from Neoclassical symmetry, he also used Baroque elements.

 18 Raúl Anguiano

Raúl Anguiano
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: February 26, 1915
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
Died: January 13, 2006

 19 Fanny Rabel

Fanny Rabel
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: August 27, 1922
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Poland
Died: November 25, 2008

 20 Julio Galán

Julio Galán
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: December 5, 1958
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Múzquiz, Mexico
Died: August 4, 2006

 21 Helen Escobedo

Helen Escobedo
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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: July 28, 1934
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
Died: September 16, 2010

 22 Pia Camil

Pia Camil
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: 1980 AD
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

 23 Alberto Gironella

Alberto Gironella
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: September 26, 1929
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
Died: August 3, 1999

 24 Angelina Beloff

Angelina Beloff
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: June 23, 1879
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire
Died: December 30, 1969