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Manuel Felguérez Barra
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Born (1928-12-12)December 12, 1928
Valparaíso, Zacatecas, Mexico
Died June 8, 2020(2020-06-08) (aged 91)
Zacatecas, Mexico
Nationality Mexican
Education Académie de la Grande Chaumière
Known for Abstract art
Movement Generación de la Ruptura
Spouse(s) Ruth Rohde (divorced 1959), Lilia Carrillo (d. 1974), Mercedes Oteyza

Manuel Felguérez Barra (December 12, 1928 — June 8, 2020) was a Mexican abstract artist. He was part of the Generación de la Ruptura which broke with the muralist movement of Diego Rivera and others in the mid 20th century.

Career

In 1947, he had the chance to travel to Europe and, impressed with the art there, decided to dedicate himself to the vocation. His works were in abstract art, something that was not accepted in Mexico at the time.

His exhibitions were only seen in a few galleries and "sculpted murals".

Death

Felguérez died on June 8, 2020 from COVID-19 at the age of 91.


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