Blanco Art Collection

Jesús Álvarez Amaya

18 de MarzoMedia: Linoleum Cut meant as a Poster
Themes: The Social and Political Awareness

Jesús Álvarez Amaya, painter, engraver and muralist, was born in Mexico City on November 19, 1925. He died on June 10, 2010.

In 1942 he attended the Art School for Workers Number 1. He studied under Ramon Alva de la Canal. He was an asssistant to Diego Rivera in the mural for Teatro Insurgentes, in Mexico City. In 1948 he had his first own personal exposition. From 1952 on, he has painted several murals.

In 1956 he joined Taller de Grafica Popular. Since 1967 he is its General Coordinator. In 1965 he was a TGP delegate to the Peace Congress in Helsinki.

During the 1968 students’ demonstrations in Mexico City, Álvarez Amaya made a lithography of Che Guevara. It was very well received by the students, who used it as a poster in their protests.

 

He also made a lithography of president Allende, at the time he died. It was later used as an homage to the Memory of Salvador Allende
and one of Emiliano Zapata titled: “La Tierra” / “The Land” :

Jesus Alvarez Amaya

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Jesús Álvarez Amaya

Tecnica: Linoleo

Themes: Conciencia Socio Politica

Nacio el 19 de Noviembre de 1925 en la Ciudad de Mexico. Fallecio el 10 de Junio del 2010.En 1942 inicio sus estudios en la Escuela de Arte para Trabajadores #1. Fue disipulo de Ramon alva de la Canal. Trabajo como ayudante de Diego Rivera en el mural del Teatro Insurgentes, en la ciudad de Mexico. En 1948 tuvo su primera exposicion individual.

En 1956 ingreso al Taller de Grafica Popular, donde a  partir de 1967 funge como coordinador general hasta que fallece. En 1965 fue delegado del TGP al Congreso de Paz en Helsinki.

Durante el Movimiento Estudiantil de 1968, hizo una litografia del Che Guevara, muy bien recibida por los estudiantes quienes la usaron como plancarta en el Movimiento.

El tambien hizo una litografia del Presidente Allende al tiempo de su muerte, la cual ha servido como un homenaje a su memoria, y una de Emiliano Zapata bajo el titulo de “La Tierra” que pueden ver en la imagen:

 

Jesus Alvarez Amaya

April 20, 2008

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