Let’s Celebrate It.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SIQUIEROS
Wow. Siquieros would have been 121 yrs old today…
Its hard to wish someone a Happy Birthday, that you don’t know, so get to know David Alfaro Siquieros through the video (above).
But here are 5 facts that can help condense what you need to know about this Mexican muralist…
- He developed new technical processes for outdoor murals, including the use of airbrushes to apply paint.
- He also teamed up with Diego Rivera, a fellow muralist and hard-core leftist, and Javier Guerrero, to start El Machete, the weekly paper that became the official mouthpiece for the country’s Communist Party.
- He was the executive Secretary of the Mexican Communist Party in 1959.
- In 1930 he served a term in prison for revolutionary agitation.
- He commonly used synthetic lacquer colours sprayed from paint guns in order to speed up the process of decorating large public buildings.