Artists from Latin American Cultures: A Biographical Dictionary

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2002 - Art - 314 pages
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Latin Americans have long been relegated to the cultural background, obscured by the dominant European culture. This biographical dictionary profiles 75 artists from the United States and 13 nations of Central and South America and the Caribbean, including painters, sculptors, photographers, muralists, printmakers, installation artists, and performance artists. Some of their works recall pre-Columbian times; others confront the cultural imperialism of the U.S. over Latin America; and many explore how the dominant elements of culture can affect identities of class, gender, and sexuality.

Profiled artists range from the renowned to the little-known: Frida Kahlo; Tina Modotti; Diego Rivera; Myrna Baez; Raquel Forner; Patrocino Barela; and many more. Color photographs are provided for many of the works. Each entry includes information about the artist's childhood, schooling, creative growth, and artistic styles and themes. Exemplary artworks and influences are described, along with a look at popular and critical responses. Supplemental features include artist cross references, a glossary of essential terms from the art world, and a number of vivid photos portraying the artists in their creative environments.

 

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Contents

Lola Álvarez Bravo
1
Manuel Álvarez Bravo
5
Tarsila do Amaral
9
Felipe Benito Archuleta and Leroy Ramón Archuleta
12
Dr Atl Gerardo Murillo Cornado
15
Judith F Baca
19
Myrna Báez
24
Patrociño Barela
28
Yolanda M López
154
Anita Malfatti
158
Marisol Escobar
161
María MartínezCañas
165
Roberto Matta
169
Cildo Meireles
173
Ana Mendieta
177
Amalia MesaBains
181

José Bedia
32
Jacobo Borges
36
Fernando Botero
40
Maria Brito
45
Luis Camnitzer
48
María Magdalena CamposPons
53
Leonora Carrington
57
Martín Chambi
62
Lygia Clark
66
Olga de Amaral
70
Edouard Duval Carrié
74
Raquel Forner
78
Coco Fusco
81
Julio Galán
85
Gunther Gerzso
88
Guillermo GómezPeña
91
Luis González Palma
95
Félix GonzálezTorres
99
Ester Hernández
103
Hector Hyppolite
108
Graciela Iturbide
111
María Izquierdo
115
Alfredo Jaar
118
Luis Jiménez
122
Frida Kahlo
126
Kcho Alexis Leyva Machado
130
Guillermo Kuitca
133
Wifredo Lam
138
Linares Family
142
Carmen Lomas Garza
146
George T López
151
Tina Modotti
185
Jesús Bautista Moroles
190
Manuel Neri
194
Hélio Oiticica
199
José Clemente Orozco
203
Pepón Osorio
207
Ramón Oviedo
211
Amelia Peláez
215
André Pierre
219
José Guadalupe Posada
222
Martin Ramírez
225
Armando Reverón
228
Diego Rivera
231
Frank Romero
235
José Sabogal
238
Doris Salcedo
241
Mario Sánchez
245
Andres Serrano
249
David Alfaro Siqueiros
254
Fernando de Szyszlo
259
Rufino Tamayo
262
Francisco Toledo
268
Rigoberto Torres
271
Joaquín TorresGarcía
275
Tilsa Tsuchiya
279
Meyer Vaisman
282
Kathy Vargas
286
Remedios Varo
290
Glossary
295
Index
303
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KRISTIN G. CONGDON is a Professor of Art and Philosophy at the University of Central Florida. She has published extensively on the study of folk arts, community arts, and contemporary art issues. She is co-editor of several books. She is the 1998 and 1999 recipient of the Manual Barken Memorial Award for scholarship from the National Art Education and the 1998 Ziegfeld Award from the United States Society for Education Through Art for international work in the arts.KARA KELLEY HALLMARK edited and wrote several essays for the University of Central Florida's graduate student House of Blues folk art project. She is a doctoral student in Art Education at Flordia State University.

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