Becoming Pablo O'Higgins: How an Anglo-American Artist from Utah Became a Mexican Muralist4

San Francisco: Pince-Nez Press, 2010. First edition. Paperback. 328 pp. Octavo. [23 cm] Black and white wraps with some red text. Paperback. as NEW. Item #20897
ISBN: 9781930074217

From back cover:
Becoming Pablo O'Higgins tells the intriguing story of how a blond-haired, blue-eyed Presbyterian from Utah became a celebrated Mexican muralist and "Chicano" artist. Born Paul Higgins in 1904, O'Higgins boldly traveled to Mexico at age 20 and became an assistant to Diego Rivera. He co-founded the world-famous graphic art workshop, the Taller de Grafica Popular. O'Higgins produced more than a dozen murals in Mexico and two in the U.S. (Seattle and Hawaii) and taught at the California Labor School in San Francisco. Upon his death, the Mexican government gave him a state funeral. O'Higgins's life was as stormy as Mexico's revolutionary politics of the last century. He was a member of the Communist Party and blacklisted by the U.S. during the McCarthy era. Today O'Higgins is an inspiration to artists in the U.S., especially those seeking to produce socially conscious, community-based art. He is admired not only for his art but for his love of Mexico and his determination to bridge the two countries through art.

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