Joy Laville

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Joy Laville receiving the Bellas Artes Medal in 2012

Joy Laville (September 8, 1923 – April 13, 2018) was an English-Mexican artist. Her art career began and mostly developed in Mexico when she came to the country to take art classes in San Miguel de Allende. Her work has been exhibited in Mexico and abroad including the Palacio de Bellas Artes and the Museo de Arte Moderno. In 2012, she received the Bellas Artes Medal for her life’s work.

Laville was born on September 8, 1923, in Ryde on the Isle of Wight.[1][2] She died in Jiutepec, Mexico on April 13, 2018 of a heart attack at the age of 94.[3]

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  1. Silvia Cherem S. (November 30, 2003). "Joy Laville: La mujer lila" [Joy Laville: The lily woman]. Reforma (in Spanish). Mexico City. p. 2.
  2. Grimberg, Salomon (1989). "Landfalls and Departures: Images of Mourning in Joy Laville's Art". Woman's Art Journal 10 (2): 3–6. doi:10.2307/1358204. 
  3. Joy Laville, la pintora mexicana que vino de Inglaterra (Spanish)