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El Obrero de Mina de Plata, 1946

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Miners were a favorite subject for Francisco Mora. Born just a generation after Mexico's revered muralist triumvirate (Rivera, Orozco and Siqueiros), Mora also believed art could have social importance. He paid tribute to his country's working poor, sketching their angular figures and weary faces with disarming directness. For 56 years he was married to American artist Elizabeth Catlett (1915-2012), whom he met at the Taller de Gráfica Popular (People's Graphics Workshop) in Mexico City.

El Obrero de Mina de Plata
Artist Life
Accession Number
(Sragow Gallery, New York); sold to MIA, 2001.
Catalogue Raisonne
Prignitz 615
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