Leopoldo Mendez

Mexican , 1902 - 1969

Mexican artist, Leopoldo Méndez is considered to be among the best of Mexico’s Twentieth Century graphic artists. He is known for his powerful images and sharp contrasts of light and dark, usually created in linocuts. He was a founder and member of the influential group of artists at the Taller de Grafica Popular in Mexico City.

Méndez created seven original lithographs for his folio, “En Nombre de Christo”, a tribute to more than 200 rural school teachers killed by fascists for teaching the people to read and supporting government land reform in Mexico in 1938.

Méndez, along with Jean Charlot and other TGP artists, helped to revive and build upon the legacy of the renowned Mexican graphic artist, Jose Guadalupe Posada.
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