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Siqueiros, David Alfaro, 1896-1974

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Personal name headingSiqueiros, David Alfaro, 1896-1974
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Variant(s)Alfaro Siqueiros, David, 1896-1974
Alʹfaro Sikeĭros, David, 1896-1974
Sikeĭros, David Alʹfaro, 1896-1974
Siqueiros, José David Alfaro, 1896-1974
Alfaro Siqueiros, José de Jesús, 1896-1974
Other standard no.0000 0001 1027 9074
Biography/History noteHis work is part of the group of Mexican painters and muralists, along with Diego Rivera and José Clemente Orozco. These Mexican expressionist muralists anticipated the neo-representative or neo-comic tendencies that occurred around 1960. His outdoor frescoes were devoted to revolutionary and social issues, to inspire the lower classes.
Associated countryMexico
Birth date18961229
Death date19740106
Place of birthChihuahua (Chihuahua, Mexico)
Place of deathCuernavaca (Mexico)
Field of activityPainting Art Social realism
Profession or occupationMuralists Painters
Found inD. Alfaro Siqueiros, textos de Enrique F. Gual, 1948.
David Alfaro Siqueiros, c1985: p. 9 (José David Alfaro Siqueiros; b. 29 dic. 1896, [artista])
Cómo se pinta un mural, 1985: t.p. (David Alfaro Siqueiros) p. 218, etc. (b. Santa Rosalía de Camargo, Chihuahua; died Cuernavaca, 01-06-74)
Wikipedia, Feb. 26, 2013 (David Alfaro Siqueiros; born José de Jesús Alfaro Siqueiros, December 29, 1896, in Chihuahua, Mexico; died January 6, 1974, in Cuernavaca, Morelos; Mexican social realist painter, known for his large murals in fresco. He, Diego Rivera, and José Clemente Orozco established Mexican Muralism. He was also a Stalinist and member of the Mexican Communist Party who participated in an unsuccessful attempt to assassinate Leon Trotsky in May 1940. His surname would normally be Alfaro by Spanish naming customs but Siqueiros preferrred to use his mother's surname)
Diccionario Porrúa de historia, biografía y geografía de México, 1995 : page.108 (Alfaro Siqueiros, David (1896-1974). Painter. B. Santa Rosalía de Camargo Chihuahua. D. Cuernavaca, Mor., january 6)
Diccionario Enciclopédico de México, 2006: (Alfaro Siqueiros, David)
La Jornada, www, 15 september, 2019 Aclaraciones de Raquel Tibol a nota sobre Siqueiros (José de Jesús Alfaro Siqueiros (later used the pseudonym David, at the suggestion of his first wife, Graciela Amador) was born, in effect, on December 29, 1896)