Rebellion of the Colonial World, 1948 by Jesus Escobedo (1918-1956), Mexico
by Jesus Escobedo (1918-1956), Mexico
19" x 23" framed
acid free mating, contemporary black wood frame
mint condition, signed in pencil on lower right
Jesús Escobedo Trejo (June 24, 1918 – October 13, 1978) was a Mexican artist specializing in drawing, print making and illustration. He was one of the founding members of the Salón de la Plástica Mexicana.
Escobedo was born in El Oro, Mexico, moving to Mexico City to study at the Escuela de Pintura al Aire Libre under Gabriel Fernández Ledesma and at the Academy of San Carlos under Francisco Díaz de León. Escobedo was a politically motivated artist, belonging to the Liga de Escritores y Artistas Revolucionaries and the Taller de Gráfica Popular.
One of his most important exhibitions was in 1938, when he was part of a collective exhibition at the Palacio de Bellas Artes, organized by the Comité Nacional Femenino Pro-Pago de la Deuda Petrolera. In 1945, he received a Guggenheim Fellowship to create eight lithographs about the city of New York.
The majority of his work was as a book illustrator, working for the Secretariat of Public Education in Mexico, as well as working with several publishers in the United States. His most important work in the US was the illustration of the book “Lecturas Hispanoamericanas” in 1946.
Escobedo died at the age of 60 in Iztapalapa, Mexico City