José Clemente Orozco, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and Diego Rivera are the most famous artists of Mexican Muralism. They are painters, cartoonists, lithographers, and mathematicians. They participated in the construction of a new national identity.
They developed their art after the Mexican Revolution, the First War World, and before the Great Depression. Their art expressed their socialist ideas. These muralists are famous in Mexico, but also in the United States and Europe.
In Mexico, they worked for the Secretary of Public Education, Jose Vasconcelos and they created the following murals:
- National Palace: La Historia de México, El mundo de hoy y mañana y El antiguo mundo indígena, 275 square meters by Diego Rivera.
- National Preparatory School by Diego Rivera and José Orozco.
- Secretary of Public Education (SEP) by Diego Rivera and David Alfaro Siqueiros.
- Palace of Fine Arts by José Clemente Orozco, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and Diego Rivera.
- National History Museum, Palace of Chapultepec by David Alfaro Siqueiros and others.
I feel very lucky to live in Mexico City because I have seen some of these works of art.