linocut by Leopoldo Mendez

Leopoldo Mendez

January 4 through February 3, 2010

The M. Rosetta Hunter Art Gallery presents linocut works by Mexican artist Leopoldo Mendez.  As leader and co-founder of the Taller de Grafica Popular, artist and activist Leopoldo Mendez created a body of work that poignantly portrayed the struggles of Mexico’s campesinos,  laborers, and rural poor.  Mendez was internationally known for his work and was awarded the APC International Peace Prize, the Posada Prize for Printmaking, and a Guggenheim fellowship, among various other honors. He died in 1969.

Works on display are courtesy of the Taller Mexicano para la Cultura y las Artes.