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Mariana Yampolsky

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Themes: Mexicanidad

Mariana Yampolsky was born in the United States and educated at the University of Chicago, and was absorbed by Mexico since she went there in 1944 to work at the Taller de Gráfica Popular. She lived in Mexico City.

Mariana was a member of the Workshop from 1945 to 1960 where she held several administrative positions. She was in charge of planning and designing their Art Exhibits from 1955 to 1957 and responsible for organizing the celebration of the Taller’s 20th Anniversary. In her late forties she turned to photography. She studied under Lola Alvarez Bravo.

In 1958, with Leopoldo Mendez and others she founded the Editorial for the Mexican Arts (Plastica). In 1966 she founded the Center for Foreign Languages at the IPN, (Instituto Politectnico Nacional). She designed and illustrated elementary public schools books. She participated as a photographer at the Olympic Games in Mexico, City.

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April 20, 2008

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