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The Vengeance of the People

A work made of wood engraving in black on grayish-ivory china paper.
© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SOMAAP, Mexico City

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  • A work made of wood engraving in black on grayish-ivory china paper.




Leopoldo Méndez
Mexican, 1902-1969

About this artwork

With more than two dozen illustrations by 11 artists of the Taller de Gráfica Popular, The Black Book of Nazi Terror in Europe (1943) was the group’s most important antifascist collaboration with the European exile community in Mexico. Supported by the government of Manuel Ávila Camacho, this groundbreaking book extensively documented Nazi atrocities through testimonies, statistics, photographs, and illustrations, with contributions by well-known European, American, and Latin American writers and artists. Many of the Taller’s illustrations were also produced as individual prints. 

Español:El libro negro del terror nazi en Europa (1943) constituyó la colaboración antifascista más importante del Taller de Gráfica Popular con la comunidad europea exiliada en México. En él se incluyeron más de dos docenas de ilustraciones realizadas por once de sus miembros. Con el apoyo del gobierno de Manuel Ávila Camacho, este emblemático libro documenta ampliamente las atrocidades nazis a través de testimonios, estadísticas, fotografías e ilustraciones, y mediante contribuciones de afamados artistas y escritores europeos, estadounidenses y latinoamericanos. Muchas de las ilustraciones del Taller fueron también publicadas como grabados sueltos. 


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Leopoldo Méndez


The Vengeance of the People


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Wood engraving in black on grayish-ivory China paper


Image: 25.3 × 20.2 cm (10 × 8 in.); Sheet: 35.5 × 30 cm (14 × 11 13/16 in.)

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The Joseph Brooks Fair Collection

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© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SOMAAP, Mexico City

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