Orozco, José Clemente, 1883-1949

Orozco, José Clemente, 1883-1949

 

Dates

  • Existence: 1883 - 1949

Biography

Jose Clemente Orozco was a Mexican caricaturist[1] and painter, who specialized in political murals. He was also a genre painter and lithographer. Between 1922 and 1948, Orozco painted murals in Mexico City, Orizaba, Claremont, California, New York City, Hanover, New Hampshire, Guadalajara, Jalisco, and Jiquilpan, Michoacán. Orozco painted his fresco The Epic of American Civilization in the lower level of Dartmouth College's Baker Memorial Library. He died on Sepetember 7, 1949.

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

To Mr. [Irving] Richards, [New York], Letter

Mss 948327
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 948327
Date(s): 1948-05-27
Abstract

Writes to Mr. Richards that his painting for the Normal School is partly completed and that he also painted a panel in the Museum of History in Chapultepec.

To Mr. [Irving] Richards, [New York], Letter

Mss 946605
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 946605
Date(s): 1946-11-05
Abstract

Orozco writes that he'll soon go back to mural work and that he is working on the ex-church of Jesus.

To Mr. [Irving] Richards, [New York], Letter

Mss 945676
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 945676
Date(s): 1945-12-26
Abstract

Orozco thanks Richards for his present and notes that due to poor health he has not been painting very much.

to Mrs. [Irving] Richards, [New York], Letter

Mss 945669
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 945669
Date(s): 1945-12-19
Abstract

Orozco writes for the address of Gabrielle Bachsty and wishes Irving Richards well.