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(b Guanajuato, 13 Dec. 1886; d Mexico City, 24 Nov. 1957). Mexican painter, the most celebrated figure in the revival of monumental fresco painting that is his country's most distinctive contribution to modern art. He visited Paris in 1909 and after a brief return to Mexico he settled there from 1911 to 1920. During this time he became one of the lions of café society and was friendly with many leading artists.

Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)