This exhibition brings together an impressive group of paintings by the Mexican artist Raúl Anguiano and explores the artist’s use of symbolic imagery. Pre-Columbian history, contemporary indigenous populations of Mexico, and women reverberate in the artist’s canvases. Portraits of women form the central core of the artist’s oeuvre. In his powerful portraits, Anguiano expressed a sense of intimacy and evoked the inner strength embodied by the women he portrayed.

Anguiano was a second-generation Mexican muralist and member of the Taller de Gráfica Popular, an artist’s print collective founded in Mexico in 1937 to use art to advance social change. Anguiano and his work form a direct link with the artists of the twentieth-century Mexican Renaissance that forever transformed the arts of Mexico.

Raúl Anguiano, Mexican, 1915–2006 Alfarera con cántaro negro (Potter with Black Jug). Oil on canvas. Gift of Mr. Hal Stadtmore.