Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: José Guadalupe Posada


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Today’s Featured Artist at the e.Gallery is a 19th Century artist, José Guadalupe Posada [Mexican, 1851-1913] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Posada_Jose_Guadalupe

José Guadalupe Posada was a prolific printmaker and illustrator, with a powerful body of work that belied the relatively quiet life he led. He was born to German Posada and Petra Aguilar, both poor and of peasant origin, in Aguascalientes, Mexico, in 1852. He began to show artistic promise at a very young age, copying religious cards or prints in bibles to help his brother Cirilo, a schoolteacher, with his youngest students. Though he attended a drawing academy directed by Antonio Varela, he did not stay long, instead preferring to teach himself what he could before working at the lithography shop of Trinidad Pedrozo. Here, he did illustrations for the newspaper El Jicote Ilustrado, earning his first recognition as an artist by the public.


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La calavera Catrina

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Calavera depicting contemporary newspapers as skeleton cyclists

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Gran fandango y francachela de todas las calaveras

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Gran calavera eléctrica
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