“FIRST YOU MUST BE A GOOD DRAWER, TO BECOME A PAINTER”.

Raúl Anguiano

 

 

 

 

 

 






Born in Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico, on February 26 1915 during the post revolutionary period in Mexico.

At the age of twelve, he joined the Guadalajara Free School of Painting, Jalisco. At nineteen, he moved to Mexico City and devoted himself to his painting and teaching art. He stood out as a founding teacher for The Emerald School of Painting and Sculpture and the Popular Graphics Workshop in 1937.
Since the beginning of his artisitic life, he emphasized Mexico’s different social processes, ethnic diversity, and its rural and urban popular traditions and festivities as well as the muralists Rivera, Orozco and Siquieros.
Became known as one of the most representative painters of “the second Generation of Mexican Muralists.”

Throughout his life, Anguiano painted more than 40 murals. The most outstanding ones can be seen at the National Museum of Anthropology, the Ministry of Public Education, the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources in Mexico, and the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana,California, U.S.A.
In 1949, takes part in the expedition to the Lacandon jungle and Bonampak archaeological site in Chiapas organized by the Mexican National Institute of Fine Arts. These experiences set the indigenous trait in his work, he created over 70 drawings therefore began to receive recognition as master pieces.
Unforgettable and deep impressions as a result of his daily visits to museums and galleries in the Unites States, Europe, Turkey, Lebanon, Syria and Egypt makes him new creations of portraits, compositions, drawings, notes and graphic work

His work demonstrates his mastery of drawing and use of a variety of media such as oil, watercolor, sculpture, drawing, sketching for murals, monotype, print, ceramic, tapestry and enamel.
He shared with Brigita Anguiano for almost four decades his prolific life, with tireless dedication and passion of his legacy, found in various museums, galleries and institutions around the world.

Raul Anguiano died on January 13 in Mexico City at the age of 90.

 





When asked: Which painters could continue with mexican mural painting? Rivera replied, "Frida Kahlo, Pablo O'Higgins and Raul Anguiano".

“Great artist stole from himself all the color he could, and touched the abstract with his hand make one of his most admirable creations.”

Carlos Pellicer

 

 

 

 

 

Events.
 
 
 
Upcoming Evento
  July 17, 2015
 

Museo de Arte Latinoamericano (MOLAA)

Long Beach, California, USA

   
  August 28, 2015
 

Museo Bowers

Santa Ana, California, USA

 
Multimedia.
· Fragmento de la última entrevista a Anguiano efectuada por Irma Zermeño para el libro Retrato en Voz Alta
In the opinion of.
· Carlos Blas Galindo
 
 
 
 

After reading one of Anguianos poem, León Felipe said, "Look Raul, Spain is cobbled with poets like Mexico is cobbled with painters, you should continue painting."





   

"You have very interesting hands, make your self-portrait."
Diego Rivera

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PARIS 1967. IN A DEMONSTRATION OF SALVADOR DALI, DURING THE EXERCISE, ANGUIANO INSTEAD OF DRAWING THE MODELS, HE MADE A DRAWING OF HIM, AT THE END HE ASKED DALI, HOW WAS IT: AND HE ANSWERS "OH VERY WELL, IS VERY WELL! "

 
 
 
 
 

Mural work is present in the following places:

 

  • Museo Nacional de Antropología e Historia, México, D.F.
    Secretaría de Educación Pública, México, D.F.
    Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores, México, D.F.
    Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recurso Naturales, México, D.F.
    Procuraduría General de la República, México, D.F.
    Casa de la Cultura Raúl Anguiano Huayamilpas, México, D.F.
    Instituto Politécnico Nacional, México D.F. (Inconcluso)
    Instituto Tecnológico Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, México D.F.
    Bowers Museum of Cultural Art Santa Ana, California, EUA
    Consulado General de México en Los Ángeles, California, EUA
    East Los Angeles College, Los Ángeles, California, EUA
    Algunos edificios privados en el Estado de México y México, D.F.

 

National and international museums with Anguiano art work, such as:

 

Museo de Arte Moderno, México, D.F.
Museo Nacional de la Estampa, México, D.F.
Museo de la Mujer, México, D.F.
Museo Raúl Anguiano en Guadalajara
Jalisco, México
Sala Raúl Anguiano en Centro Cultural Jaime
Sabines en Tuxtla Gutierrez Chiapas, México
Modern Art Museum Nueva York NY, EUA
Museo de Arte de San Francisco California, EUA
Museos Reales de Arte y de Historia, Bruselas, Bélgica
Museo Nacional de Varsovia, Polonia
Museo del Vaticano, Roma, Italia
Museo Nacional de Riga, Letonia
Museo Nacional de Pekín, China
Archives for Monumental Art, Suecia
Ministére des Affaires Etrangéres, París, Francia
Palm Springs Desert Museum California, EUA