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Date and Place of Birth:
November 23, 1883, Ciudad Guzmán, Jalisco, Mexico
Orozco hadn't the use of his left hand, came late (aged 24) to art and scraped by for many years trying to earn a living as an artist. Given his own circumstances, it's not surprising that he painted scenes of human struggle. In the late 1920s, while staying the U.S., he found a patroness and finally began enjoying a wider audience and a bit more money. He is best known for his large frescoes, and for being one third of the "Mexican Muralists" (along with Diego Rivera and David A. Siqueiros).
- Zapata, 1930
- Prometheus, 1930
- The Epic of American Civilization, 1932-34
- Hidalgo and National Independence, 1937-38
- Christ Destroying His Cross, 1943
Date and Place of Death:
September 7, 1949, Mexico City, Mexico
How To Pronounce "Orozco":
Thanks to reader Jillian Ramsay Stern, who adds, "This brings one closer to the actual Mexican pronunciaton."