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Artists from Latin American Cultures: A Biographical Dictionary

Artists from Latin American Cultures: A Biographical Dictionary


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313315442
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/30/2002
Pages: 344
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

Lola Alvarez Bravo1
Manuel Alvarez Bravo5
Tarsila do Amaral9
Felipe Benito Archuleta and Leroy Ramon Archuleta12
Dr. Atl (Gerardo Murillo Cornado)15
Judith F. Baca19
Myrna Baez24
Patrocino Barela28
Jose Bedia32
Jacobo Borges36
Fernando Botero40
Maria Brito45
Luis Camnitzer48
Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons53
Leonora Carrington57
Martin Chambi62
Lygia Clark66
Olga de Amaral70
Edouard Duval Carrie74
Raquel Forner78
Coco Fusco81
Julio Galan85
Gunther Gerzso88
Guillermo Gomez-Pena91
Luis Gonzalez Palma95
Felix Gonzalez-Torres99
Ester Hernandez103
Hector Hyppolite108
Graciela Iturbide111
Maria Izquierdo115
Alfredo Jaar118
Luis Jimenez122
Frida Kahlo126
Kcho (Alexis Leyva Machado)130
Guillermo Kuitca133
Wifredo Lam138
Linares Family142
Carmen Lomas Garza146
George T. Lopez151
Yolanda M. Lopez154
Anita Malfatti158
Marisol (Escobar)161
Maria Martinez-Canas165
Roberto Matta169
Cildo Meireles173
Ana Mendieta177
Amalia Mesa-Bains181
Tina Modotti185
Jesus Bautista Moroles190
Manuel Neri194
Helio Oiticica199
Jose Clemente Orozco203
Pepon Osorio207
Ramon Oviedo211
Amelia Pelaez215
Andre Pierre219
Jose Guadalupe Posada222
Martin Ramirez225
Armando Reveron228
Diego Rivera231
Frank Romero235
Jose Sabogal238
Doris Salcedo241
Mario Sanchez245
Andres Serrano249
David Alfaro Siqueiros254
Fernando de Szyszlo259
Rufino Tamayo262
Francisco Toledo268
Rigoberto Torres271
Joaquin Torres-Garcia275
Tilsa Tsuchiya279
Meyer Vaisman282
Kathy Vargas286
Remedios Varo290

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