Ver ArtistaGabriel Fernandez Ledesma

Gabriel Fernandez Ledesma was born in Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes in 1900. He was a Mexican painter, printmaker, sculptor, graphic artist, writer and teacher. He has been described as one of the most prolific artists in Mexican modern art. Born into a large family of intellectuals in Aguascalientes, he began his artistic training at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes (National School of Fine Arts) in Mexico City after receiving a scholarship granted by the state. Together with Roberto Montenegro, Fernández Ledesma designed the mural paintings that decorated the walls of the Mexican Pavilion for the 1922 Centenary Exposition in Rio de Janeiro. In 1925 he taught drawing at the Ministry of Public Education. He founded the free school of sculpture and direct carving and in 1926 the Centro de Arte Popular (Public Art Center) in the San Pablo district. Fernández Ledesmas directed Forma, a magazine about the plastic arts scene of the late 1920s and was involved with the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929 in Seville. From 1928 to 1929 he built up the "¡30-30!" movement which attempted to change the teaching of art together with Fernando Leal, Ramón Alva de la Canal and other revolutionary anti-academic artists. He was a founding member of Liga de Escritores y Artistas Revolucionarios (League of Revolutionary Writers and Artists) and with the support of the Ministry of Public Education, exhibited his colleagues´work in Paris in 1938 under the title Artdans la vie politique mexicaine (Art in the Political Life in Mexico). In 1942 he received a Guggenheim Fellowship for non-fiction. Fernández Ledesma edited and published several books on Mexican popular art. He has been described as one of the most prolific artists in Mexican modern art.

Fernández Ledesma married Isabel Villaseñor, an icon of Mexico's postrevolutionary period.[5] They had one daughter, Olinca. Fernández Ledesma died in 1983 in Mexico City.

Obras de Arte

Gabriel Fernandez Ledesma
El peinado
Oil on canvas
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Gabriel Fernandez Ledesma
Mueran los Traidores Fachistas - from "El Libro del Terror Nazi en Europa"
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