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José Clemente Orozco
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Portrait of Orozco by David Alfaro Siqueiros
Born (1883-11-23)November 23, 1883
Ciudad Guzmán, Mexico
Died September 7, 1949(1949-09-07) (aged 65)
Mexico City, Mexico
Nationality Mexican
Education San Carlos Academy
Known for Painting, Muralist
Movement Mexican Mural Movement, Social Realism
Awards National Prize for Arts and Sciences

José Clemente Orozco (November 23, 1883 – September 7, 1949) was a Mexican caricaturist and painter, who specialized in political murals that established the Mexican Mural Renaissance together with murals by Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and others. Orozco was the most complex of the Mexican muralists, fond of the theme of human suffering, but less realistic and more fascinated by machines than Rivera. Mostly influenced by Symbolism, he was also a genre painter and lithographer. Between 1922 and 1948, Orozco painted murals in Mexico City, Orizaba, Claremont, California, New York City, Hanover, New Hampshire, Guadalajara, Jalisco, and Jiquilpan, Michoacán. His drawings and paintings are exhibited by the Carrillo Gil Museum in Mexico City, and the Orozco Workshop-Museum in Guadalajara. Orozco was known for being a politically committed artist, and he promoted the political causes of peasants and workers.

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