Mexican and Latin American Prints

During the 20th century, a new crop of political printmakers rose to prominence in Mexico. Inspired by the earlier work of José Guadalupe Posada, and Manuel Manilla, whose eye-catching broadsides enticed a nation of working class citizens to pay attention to political and social issues, this new generation of artists turned to the power of the presses to spread their message. Founded in 1937 by Leopold Mendez, Luis Arenal, and Pablo O'Higgins, the Taller de Gráfica Popular (TGP) was a monumental force in 20th century Mexico. The TGP published flyers (volantes) and posters (carteles), combining text and image to form powerful political statements. It was also the first political publishing workship in Mexico to offer works of art for sale, through its daughter organization La Estampa Mexicana. Today graphic works from this period are powerful reminders of the political, economic, and social realities of 20th century Mexico, as well as testaments to the ingenuity of a generation of passionate, masterful advocates for change.

To view work by Contemporary Mexican and Latin American artists represented by the gallery, click on one of the links below:
Juan Alcazar MendezArtemio Rodriguez, Francisco Toledo

Jose Guadalupe Posada

Mexican (1851 - 1913)  

This is only a sampling of available work by Posada. Click here to view the complete Posada page.

Jose Guadalupe PosadaFrancisco MoraAdditional Available Works

Jose Guadalupe Posada : Fusilamiento Bruno Martinez (Execution of Bruno Martinez) at Davidson Galleries

Jose Guadalupe Posada

Fusilamiento Bruno Martinez (Execution of Bruno Martinez)
Medium: Woodcut
Year: 1920s
Size: 5 x 7-7/8 inches
Description: Printed in 1920s for exhibition at Cisnero's Gallery, NYC
Condition: Slightly light struck
Stock Number: 10327
Price: $225

Jose Guadalupe Posada : El Valiente de Guadalajara (The Brave one of Guadalajara) at Davidson Galleries

Jose Guadalupe Posada

El Valiente de Guadalajara (The Brave one of Guadalajara)
Medium: Type metal engraving
Year: early 20th c
Size: 11 5/8 x 8 inches
Description: Half sheet broadside. Exhibited in Spirit of Mexico: Posada, Political Prints & Folk Retablos University of Washington Jacob Lawrence Gallery, 2008
Stock Number: 17654
Price: $250

Jose Guadalupe Posada : Te Volvi a Ver (I Saw You Again) at Davidson Galleries

Jose Guadalupe Posada

Te Volvi a Ver (I Saw You Again)
Medium: Wood engraving
Year: 1942
Publisher: Published by La Estampa Mexicana
Size: 5 x 3-1/4 inches
Description: Wood engraving from 25 Prints of José Guadelupe Posada
Stock Number: 10032
Price: $145

Francisco Mora

Mexican, 1922-2002

This is only a sampling of available work by Mora. Click here to view the complete Mora page.

 

Jose Guadalupe PosadaFrancisco MoraAdditional Available Works

Francisco Mora : El Arbol (The Tree) at Davidson Galleries

Francisco Mora

El Arbol (The Tree)
Medium: Linocut
Year: 1950
Signature: Signed and dated in pencil
Size: 6-3/4 x 7-1/4 inches
Stock Number: 30492c
Price: $800

Francisco Mora : El Pan! (The Bread!) at Davidson Galleries

Francisco Mora

El Pan! (The Bread!)
Medium: Linocut
Year: 1945
Edition : Artist's proof
Signature: Signed and dated in pencil
Size: 6-3/16 x 9-1/4 inches
Stock Number: 30488c
Price: $800

Francisco Mora : Streetcar at Davidson Galleries

Francisco Mora

Streetcar
Medium: Lithograph
Year: 1953
Signature: Signed and dated in pencil
Size: 12-3/4 x 9-1/2 inches
Stock Number: 30484c
Price: $1500

Additional Available Works : Mujer de Taxco (Taxco Woman) at Davidson Galleries

Luis Arenal Mexican (1909-1985)

Mujer de Taxco (Taxco Woman)
Medium: Lithograph
Year: 1944
Signature: Signed in pencil.
Publisher: Associated American Artists
Size: 8-1/2 x 11 inches
Stock Number: [31705c]
SOLD

Additional Available Works : Dedicado a Kamon Xirau at Davidson Galleries

Jose Luis Cuevas Mexican (b. 1934)

Dedicado a Kamon Xirau
Medium: Lithograph
Year: 1969
Edition : 1/100
Signature: Signed and numbered in pencil, signed, titled and dated in stone.
Publisher: Collector's Press
Size: 22 x 15-1/4 inches
Stock Number: 31315c
Price: $785

Additional Available Works : Tehuantepec River at Davidson Galleries

Miguel Covarrubias Mexican/American (1904-1957)

Tehuantepec River
Medium: Lithograph
Edition : 250
Signature: Signed in pencil.
Publisher: Associated American Artists
Size: 12-1/4 x 9-1/8 inches
Stock Number: [31749c]
SOLD

Additional Available Works : Nuevos Versos para los Nueve Dias de Jornadas at Davidson Galleries

Manuel Manilla Mexican (1830-1895)

Nuevos Versos para los Nueve Dias de Jornadas
Medium: Broadside, Metal type engraving on orange stock.
Publisher: Antonio Vanegas Arroyo
Size: Sheet: 11-3/4 x 15-3/4 inches
Stock Number: 10637
Price: $325

Additional Available Works : Rebumbio de Calaveras de Catrines y Borrachos de Viejos y de Muchachos  de Gatos y Garbanceras at Davidson Galleries

Manuel Manilla Mexican (1830-1895)

Rebumbio de Calaveras de Catrines y Borrachos de Viejos y de Muchachos de Gatos y Garbanceras
Medium: Broadside, Metal type engraving on orange stock.
Publisher: Antonio Vanegas Arroyo, 1904
Size: Sheet: 15-7/8 x 11-3/4 inches
Description: Additional text and images verso.
Stock Number: 11012
Price: $400

Additional Available Works : Despertar at Davidson Galleries

Adolfo Mexiac Mexican (b. 1927)

Despertar
Medium: Woodcut
Year: 1960
Signature: Signed. Monogram in block.
Size: 19-1/4 x 27-3/8 inches
Condition: Crease in left corner into image. Some toning and small tears in margins. Backed with mulberry paper.
Stock Number: 18004
Price: $950

Additional Available Works : Tomando Pozole at Davidson Galleries

Adolfo Mexiac Mexican (b. 1927)

Tomando Pozole
Medium: Linocut
Year: 1953
Signature: Signed and dated in pencil, signed in the block
Size: 10 x 12-5/8 inches
Stock Number: 21315
SOLD

Additional Available Works : Working with Ixtle at Davidson Galleries

Fernando Castro Pacheco Mexican (b. 1918)

Working with Ixtle
Series: Portfolio: Mexican People, edited by Associated American Artists. 12 prints total by different artists.
Medium: Lithograph
Year: 1946
Signature: Signed in pencil.
References: Prignitz 616
Size: 11 x 14 inches
Stock Number: 13875
Price: $250

Additional Available Works : Totems at Davidson Galleries

Claudio Silviera SILVA Uruguayan (1939-2007)

Totems
Medium: Color woodcut
Year: 1974
Signature: Signed in pencil
Size: 7-3/8 x 6-1/8 inches
Stock Number: [29760c]
Price: $250

Additional Available Works : Figure en Verde at Davidson Galleries

Rufino TAMAYO Mexican (1899-1991)

Figure en Verde
Medium: Mixograph
Year: 1977
Edition : 83/100
Signature: Signed in pencil
References: Pereda 230
Size: 17-3/4 x 12-1/4 inches
Stock Number: [32025c]
SOLD

Additional Available Works : Bestiario at Davidson Galleries

Leticia TARRAGO Mexican (b. 1940)

Bestiario
Medium: Color etching
Signature: Signed in pencil
Size: 15-1/4 x 12 inches
Stock Number: 42804c
Price: $320

Additional Available Works : Jaune Lunaire at Davidson Galleries

Arthur Luiz Piza Brazilian (b. 1928)

Jaune Lunaire
Medium: Color etching
Year: 1966
Edition : Edition 11/120
Signature: Signed pencil
Publisher: Published by L'Oeuvre Gravée
Size: 21-1/2 x 17-1/2 inches
Stock Number: 28984c
SOLD

Additional Available Works : Los Cuatro Jinetes del Apocalipsis (The Four Riders of the Apocalypse) at Davidson Galleries

Guillermo Silva Columbian/Spanish (b. 1921)

Los Cuatro Jinetes del Apocalipsis (The Four Riders of the Apocalypse)
Medium: Color etching
Year: 1972
Signature: Signed in pencil
Size: 28 x 19-1/2 inches
Stock Number: 28424c
Price: $425

Additional Available Works : Ritual of The Huichol Indian Tribe at Davidson Galleries

Angel Bracho

Ritual of The Huichol Indian Tribe
Series: Mexican People
Medium: Lithograph
Year: 1946
Signature: Signed in pencil
Publisher: Associated American Artists and Taller de Graphica Popular
Size: 11-1/4 x 13-3/4 inches
Stock Number: 45492c
Price: $350

Additional Available Works : Gran Bola de Garbanceras at Davidson Galleries

Antonio Vanegas Arroyo

Gran Bola de Garbanceras
After: Image Attributed to J. Cortes
Medium: Broadside
Year: 1891-1909
Publisher: Antonia Vanegas Arroyo
Size: 14 x 10 inches
Condition: 3/4 inch hole top right in printed area.
Stock Number: 8011c
Price: $185

Additional Available Works : Senora, su conejito at Davidson Galleries

Manuel Manilla

Senora, su conejito
Medium: Half-sheet broadside with type metal engraving
Size: 9-1/2 x 6-1/4 inches
Stock Number: 17653c
Price: $350

Additional Available Works : Grinding Maize (Alternate title: Corn Cribs in Cuautla) at Davidson Galleries

Leopoldo Mendez

Grinding Maize (Alternate title: Corn Cribs in Cuautla)
Series: Mexican Life, Graphic Masterpieces Depticting the Life and People of Mexico
Year: 1945
Edition : 250
Publisher: Associated American Artists and Taller de Graphica Popular
Size: 13-3/4 x 11-1/4 inches
Stock Number: 45490c
Price: $350

Additional Available Works : El Repenador (The Rag Picker) at Davidson Galleries

Everardo Ramirez

El Repenador (The Rag Picker)
Series: Life at my City's Edge portfolio
Medium: Linocut
Year: Date of Impression 1946-48
Edition : 75
Signature: Signed in pencil
Size: 4-1/8 x 3 inches
Stock Number: 18585c
Price: $485

Additional Available Works : Lumber Workers at Davidson Galleries

Alfredo Zalce

Lumber Workers
Series: Mexican People Portfolio
Medium: color lithograph
Year: 1946
Edition : ca. 250
Publisher: AAA and the TGP
References: Prignitz 608
Size: 11-3/8 x 14 inches
Stock Number: 28509c
Price: $325