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Gráficas Políticas: Mexican Prints, 1900—1950

what may happen by leopoldo mendezAn exhibition of Mexican prints is showing at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, through January 13. The following copy is from the museum’s website:

The artists included range from José Guadalupe Posada, influential figure in modern Mexican printmaking, to Leopoldo Méndez, Pablo O´Higgins, and Alfredo Zalce, all members of the Taller de Gráfica Popular (Popular Graphic Art Workshop or T.G.P.). Together, these artists documented the climate of this period, which saw the Mexican Revolution of 1910, World War I, and World War II.

The T.G.P. had a particularly significant impact on the lives of Mexican citizens and, thus, attracted politically engaged artists from around the world, including Max Kahn and Eleanor Coen from Chicago. Kahn and Coen amassed the works seen here while collaborating with the T.G.P. in Mexico during the 1940s. In 2006, Mr. Frank Ribelin acquired the prints and generously donated them to The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Shown is What May Happen (Lo que puede venir), 1945, by Leopoldo Méndez
The MFAH, gift of Frank Ribelin.


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