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Mujer de Taxco, 1937 (1947 edition)

Lithograph on cream paperexpand_more

Gift of Dorothy Roodexpand_more  P.12,859

In 1937, Luís Arenal cofounded the Taller de Gráfica Popular (People’s Graphics Workshop) in Mexico City, one of the most important printmaking collectives in Latin America. Together its members sought to raise awareness of national issues. In addition to posters and broadsheets, the TGP produced images devoted to native Mexican life, such as Arenal’s expressively sober portrait of this woman from the province of Taxco. He called her “a symbol of my country and its inner strength.”

Mujer de Taxco
Artist Life
1909 - 1985
Accession Number
Dorothy Rood; given to MIA.
Catalogue Raisonne
Prignitz 748; TGP227 (page 48); Haab 87
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