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Mexican Illustrators: Jose Guadalupe Posada, Luis Rey, Roberto Montenegro, Ramon Alva de La Canal, Marco Carmona, Leandro Izaguirre, Ben-Hur Baz

Mexican Illustrators: Jose Guadalupe Posada, Luis Rey, Roberto Montenegro, Ramon Alva de La Canal, Marco Carmona, Leandro Izaguirre, Ben-Hur Baz

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Chapters: Jose Guadalupe Posada, Luis Rey, Roberto Montenegro, Ramon Alva de La Canal, Marco Carmona, Leandro Izaguirre, Ben-Hur Baz. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 26. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Jose Guadalupe Posada (1852-1913) was a Mexican engraver, illustrator and artist whose work has influenced many Latin American artists and cartoonists because of its satirical acuteness and political engagement. Posada was born in Aguascalientes, on February 2, 1852. His education in his early years was drawn from his older brother Cirilo, a country schoolteacher, who taught him reading, writing, as well as drawing. As a young teenager he went to work in the workshop of Trinidad Pedroso, who taught him lithography and engraving. In 1871, before he was out of his teens, his career began with a job as the political cartoonist for a local newspaper in Aguascalientes, El Jicote ("The Bumblebee"). After 11 issues the newspaper closed, reputedly because one of Posada's cartoons had offended a powerful local politician. He then moved to the nearby city of Leon, Guanajuato. There he was married to Maria de Jesus Vela on September 20, 1875. In Leon, a former associate of his from Aguascalientes assisted him in starting a printing and commercial illustration shop. They focused on commercial and advertising work, book illustrations, and the printing of posters and other representations of historical and religious figures. Included among these figures were the Virgin of Guadalupe, the Virgin, the Holy Child of Atocha and Saint Sebastian. In 1883, following his success, he was hired as a teacher of lithography at the local Preparatory School. The shop flourished until 1888 when a disastrous flood hit the city. He subsequently moved to Mexico City. His first regular employment in the capital was...