Héctor García

Mexico, 1923 - 2012


Héctor García was born in Mexico City in 1923. He studied at the Institute of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, where he was a disciple of Manuel Álvarez Bravo and Gabriel Figueroa. Since 1945 he worked as a graphic journalist for various publications in Mexico and abroad. He obtained the National Journalism Award in 1958, 1969, 1979. He carried out teaching tasks at the University Center for Cinematographic Studies (CUEC) of the National Autonomous University of Mexico. Héctor García held, since 1960, more than 65 individual exhibitions in Mexico and abroad, and participated in as many collective exhibitions. His work is in important public and private collections, among which the following stand out: National Museum of Anthropology and History; Photography Museum, Mexico; Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris / France; The Library of Congress, Washington D.C., USA; Vatican Museum. He illustrated numerous books, among which are: Mexique, Editions du Seuil, Paris 1964; Salvador Novo, New Mexican Greatness, Era Editions, Mexico 1967; Fernando Benítez, Los Indios de México, Ediciones Era, Mexico 1970. He died in Mexico City in 2012.

Artworks by Héctor García