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 Gerardo Murillo

Gerardo Murillo

Birth
Guadalajara, Guadalajara Municipality, Jalisco, Mexico
Death 15 Aug 1964 (aged 88)
Mexico City, Cuauhtémoc Borough, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Burial Mexico City, Cuauhtémoc Borough, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Plot Rotonda de Hombres Ilustres
Memorial ID 18877 · View Source
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Artist. Born on October 3, 1875, in Guadalajara, Mexico, he was a painter and writer known as "Dr. Atl". He studied at the Fine Arts Academy of Mexico City and was given a grant from President Diaz to go to Europe to expand his art work. There, he was influenced by the impressionist movements then in vogue and won a silver medal in the Salon de Paris for a self-portrait in 1903. He later returned to Mexico and painted the first modern mural in Mexico, in 1910. By the 1920s, he was busy painting murals, wrote a landmark book titled, Mexican Popular Art and taught other artists of the new Mexican art revolution. Turning his style to illustrating Mexican life in the countryside, he also pioneered the method of landscape art by painting vast tracts of Central Mexico as though seen from an airoplane. In 1956, he received the Belisario Domínguez Medal of Honor for art and the National Arts Award in 1958. He died on August 15, 1964, in Mexico City.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 17 Dec 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18877
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gerardo Murillo (3 Oct 1875–15 Aug 1964), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18877, citing Panteón Civil de Dolores, Mexico City, Cuauhtémoc Borough, Distrito Federal, Mexico ; Maintained by Find A Grave .