Indigena Blanca, aka: Mujer Campesina (Peasant Woman) by Francisco Dosamantes

Indigena Blanca, aka: Mujer Campesina (Peasant Woman) by Francisco Dosamantes

Indigena Blanca, aka: Mujer Campesina (Peasant Woman)

Francisco Dosamantes

Title

Indigena Blanca, aka: Mujer Campesina (Peasant Woman)

 
Artist
Year
c. 1940  
Technique
lithograph 
Image Size
13 1/8 x 11 1/8" image 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
75 of 75  
Annotations
on verso: Litografia / Indigena Blanco, in pencil 
Reference
Grafica Mexicana catalog #4349 (TGP Archive 1056) 
Paper
heavy antique-white wove 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
15397 
Price
$600.00 
Description

This simple but powerful lithograph by El Taller de Grafica Popular (TGP) printmaker Francisco Dosamantes depicts a modern Mexican madonna, an 'indio mexicana' (Indigena), seated in a field, dressed all in white (Blanca) and surrounded by an aura of light as she seems to be protected by her environment.

After graduating from the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plasticas, Dosamantes worked at various cultural missions from 1932 to 1945 where he worked with the rural farm workers and became a champion of their causes.

In 1945 he founded and directed the Taller Escuela de Dibujo y Pintura. He was a member of Liga de Escritores y Artistas Revolucionarios between 1934 and 1938. Dosamantes was a member of the LEAR in the mid 1930s, before joining the TGP in 1937.

Prior to 1937 2Amantes studied at the Academia de San Carlos and, in 1928, was a part of the painters' organization Treinta-treinta. In 1937 he became a founding member of the Taller de Gra¡fica Popular (TGP). In 1940 he became the secretary general of the Sindicato de Maestros de Artes Plásticas.