Manuel Felguérez

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Manuel Felguérez Barra
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Born(1928-12-12)December 12, 1928
Valparaíso, Zacatecas, Mexico
DiedJune 8, 2020(2020-06-08) (aged 91)
Zacatecas, Mexico
NationalityMexican
EducationAcadémie de la Grande Chaumière
Known forAbstract art
MovementGeneración de la Ruptura
Spouse(s)Ruth Rohde (divorced 1959), Lilia Carrillo (d. 1974), Mercedes Oteyza

Manuel Felguérez Barra (December 12, 1928 – June 8, 2020) was a Mexican abstract artist. He was part of the Generación de la Ruptura which broke with the muralist movement of Diego Rivera and others in the mid 20th century.

Career[change | change source]

In 1947, he had the chance to travel to Europe and, impressed with the art there, decided to dedicate himself to the vocation. His works were in abstract art, something that was not accepted in Mexico at the time.

His exhibitions were only seen in a few galleries and "sculpted murals".

Death[change | change source]

Felguérez died on June 8, 2020 from COVID-19 at the age of 91.[1][2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Murió el pintor y escultor Manuel Felguérez a los 91 años". infobae (in European Spanish). Retrieved June 8, 2020.
  2. "Manuel Felguerez y el Museo de Arte Abstracto" [Manuel Felguerez and the Abstract Art Museum] (in Spanish). Mexico: Mexico Desconocido magazine. Retrieved June 3, 2012.