Blanco Art Collection

Celia Calderón

La Muneca by Celia Calderon

Media: Lithographs
Themes: Mexicanidad

Celia Calderón was born in Mexico City in 1921. She died there in 1969.

Between 1942-1944 she studied at the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plasticas. In 1944 she received a scholarship for graduate work in La Escuela de Artes del Libro at UNAM, Mexico City.

From 1946 she became a teacher in Art Education. In 1947 she was a founding member of the Mexican Society of Printers. In 1950 she had her first individual exhibit.

She was granted a fellowship from the British Council for one year’s studies at the Slade Art School in London. In 1952 she traveled to France and Italy.

She joined the Taller de Grafica Popular in 1952. In 1953 and 1959 she was Director of Exhibits at the TGP.

In 1957 traveled to USSR and China. In Peking she presented an individual exhibit.

In 1963 she was elected President of the TGP. She resigned from the TGP IN 1965. She was also a member of the Salon de la Plastica Mexicana.

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Maria Luisa Martín

Mujer en Cinta by Maira Luis Martin

 

Media: Lithographs
Themes: Mexicanidad

Maria Luisa Martín was a refugee from Spain who emigrated to Mexico in 1939. In 1944 she enrolled in La Esmeralda Academy.

She had her first solo exhibition in 1950. She assisted Diego Rivera in the painting of the murals at Ciudad Universitaria (campus of the Mexican National Autonomus University), and at the Insurgentes Theater.

From 1950 to 1953 she was a guest artist at the Taller de Gráfica Popular . From 1955 to 1965 she was a full member of TGP.

She traveled to Eastern Europe and China. She taught Art-Drawing- at the School of Arquitecture at the Universidad Autonoma de Mexico.

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Mercedes Quevedo

Ofrenda de Paz by Mercedes Quevedo.

Media: Lithographs
Themes: Mexicanidad

Mercedes Quevedo joined the Taller de Gráfica Popular in 1958. In 1963 she held the post of Finance Secretary to The TGP. She left the group in 1965.

She worked mostly on Posters and Calaveras. Her famous poster is a portrait of Emiliano Zapata made on silk.

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Mariana Yampolsky

MadreMedia: Linoleum Cuts
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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