Generations: Paintings by Raúl Anguiano
Over the course of eight decades, Anguiano was a prolific artist who created a diverse body of work in Mexico that both portrayed an ancient and a modern Mexico, and many spaces in between. Generations: Paintings by Raúl Anguiano includes works that portray Pre-Columbian art, women of different ages and lifestyles, the contemporary indigenous population, and enduring landscapes.
His work remained important in Mexico as he forms a direct link to the work of the famed muralists José Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera, and David Alfaro Siqueiros. Often classified as a second-generation muralist, he was younger than los tres grandes and therefore continued with the important tradition of mural making by creating large-scale works in Mexico and the United States.
While Anguiano’s studio was in Coyoacán, Mexico, a legendary neighborhood in Mexico City that was a home at one point to Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Leon Trotsky. Anguiano spent a considerable amount of time locally. The artist and his wife maintained a second home in Southern California and made frequent trips to Tijuana, Mexico.
On September 16, 2010, Mexico honors the two-hundred year anniversary of the beginning of the independence movement. In conjunction with this landmark event, The San Diego Museum of Art is proud to host this exhibition by one of Mexico’s most celebrated painters.