Orozco, José Clemente (1883-1949)
Born in 1883 in Zapotlán, Jalisco, he began studying
agricultural engineering in Mexico City about 1900. He also studied
architectural design in the Academy of Fine Arts. He began painting in 1909 but
did not exhibit them until 1915. The Mexican Revolution was ongoing and his work
reflects its fight against oppression. In 1922, he painted frescos in the
National Preparatory School. From 1927 to 1934, he traveled in the United
States, painting murals in various buildings. In Jalisco, he painted
a mural in the Palacio de Gobierno and the cupola of the Hospicio Cabañas. He
died on September 7, 1949 in Mexico City.
Based on Juan López de Escalera, Diccionario Biográfico y de Historia de
México. México, Editorial del Magisterio, 1964. pp.796.