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Jose Chavez Morado  (1909 - 2002)

José Chávez Morado was a Mexican painter and sculptor from Guanajuato. He was born in Silao, near the city of Guanajuato, where Diego Rivera was born, and like Rivera he is a well known and highly regarded painter and sculptor who became most famous for the murals he painted in Mexico in the first half of the 20th Century. In 1925, young Jose took a train to the United States to find work. During a stay in Los Angeles he started studying drawing at the Choinard School of Arts. He also met Jose Clemente Orozco at the Pomona College. In 1931 he was awarded a grant by the government of Guanajuato to study at the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plasticas. In 1935 he married a German exile living in Mexico by the name Olga Costa. His first solo show was held in 1944 at the Galeria de Arte Mexicano. In 1949 he traveled to Europe to study mosaics and a year later he returned to Mexico to build some of the most beautiful mosaic murals in the country. He started working with sculpture in 1960 and created several monumental works in bronze. He was awarded the Premio Nacional de las Artes in 1974. He died in 2002.

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