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Cordelia Urueta

1908–1995

A woman with glasses leans on a branch

Cordelia Urueta was an artist known for her abstract and rich-in-color style. Her works illustrated the human form, which demonstrated the influence of Rufino Tamayo in her composition. Of her portraits, she often depicted indigenous women, inspired by their dresses and shawls. Her work was included in the 2007 exhibition at the NMMA, Women Artists of Modern Mexico: Frida’s Contemporaries.