Raúl Anguiano

(Mexican, 1915-2006)


“I seek to glimpse the soul of the Mexican people”

- Raúl Anguiano


Born at the height of the Mexican Revolution in Guadalajara, Mexico on February 16, 1915. He began utilizing celebrities as models including Charlie Chaplin, Rodolfo Gaona, and Mary Pickford at the budding age of just five years old. At 12, Anguiano attended Guadalajara’s Free School of Painting and quickly became enthralled with Pre-Hispanic art. With the help of Master painter Jose Vizcarra, Anguiano organized the group “Young Painters of Jalisco” from 1928 to 1933. It was during this time Anguiano worked with laborers and workmen who served as his models.

In 1934 Anguiano moved to Mexico City, there he met with Diego Rivera and José Clemente Orozco and became familiar with their works. In addition, Anguiano taught art in grade schools to university level classrooms until close to his death and lectured from Mexico to the United States and Europe; He also illustrated several books and published 50 catalogs of his works. At the age of 21 in 1936 Anguiano was commissioned to paint his first mural, La Educación Socialista. Throughout his career, he painted nearly 50 murals in Mexico, the United States, Jamaica, and the Vatican home to La Crucifixión.

Anguiano is internationally recognized for his oil paintings, etchings, pencil and ink drawings, sculpture, ceramics. These contributions he made transformed him into a major 20th century artist. His depictions of the indigenous people educated the world about rural life in Mexico, and continue to fight discrimination of these people.

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