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Educator Resource Packet: Zapata by José Clemente Orozco

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José Clemente Orozco

This dramatic canvas was painted by José Clemente Orozco during his self-imposed exile in the United States. A leader of the Mexican Mural movement of the 1920s and 1930s, Orozco painted Emiliano Zapata who had become a symbol of the Mexican Revolution (1910-20) after his assassination in 1919. This resource packet focuses on a single work of art from the museum’s collection and provides information about the artwork, the artist, and the historical context of the piece.

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