JESÚS GUERRERO GALVÁN
(Tonalá, Jalisco, 1910 - Cuernavaca, Morelos, 1973)
Signed and dated 1970
Oil on canvas
27.5 x 31.4” (70 x 80 cm)
Additional Info: We would like to thank Flora Guerrer and Miguel Ángel Guerrero, the artist’s children, for verifying the authenticity of this artwork, April 2019. Presents slight conservation detals.
Jesús Guerrero Galván was born in Jalisco with Purépecha origins. His artistic career began when he obtained a scholarship to study at the Fine Arts School in San Antonio, Texas, where he has the opportunity to consolidate his artistic knowledge. Back in Mexico, he was attracted to the muralist movement, showing a special interest in indigenous themes.
Also considered to be a great sketcher and colorist, he also participated in theatrical design, scenography, costume design, and decorating for the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México theatre.
He was a founding member of the Syndicate for Painters and Engravers in Mexico, alongside Raúl Anguiano and Juan O’Gorman, among others. His easel work has been exhibited in important museums and private collections, both in Mexico and abroad. Some of his murals can be seen at the Comisión Federal de Electricidad in Mexico, the University of Albuquerque and some buildings in Mexico City and Guadalajara.
Source: DE LA CALLE PARDO, María Teresa. La colección de pintura del Banco Nacional de México. Tomo I. México. Grupo Financiero Banamex, 2002, p. 300-304 y TOVAR DE TERESA, Guillermo. Repertorio de artistas en México. Tomo II. México. Grupo Financiero Bancomer, 1996, p. 120.
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