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José Guadalupe Posada Aguilar

December 16, 1988 – February 19, 1989
Posada's Exhibit Poster
(Detail) Black and white poster by José Guadalupe Posada, La Despedida, 1983, colored and printed by Luis C. González. Rebel Chicano Art Front. Sacramento, California.

This exhibition incorporates over two hundred and fifty of Posada’s works. Posada drew, etched, and engraved images of people and national accounts he witnessed in his lifetime. Posada’s tireless spirit and hard work let him to produce over twenty thousand prints, which made him the most prolific printmaker of Mexico.

Participating Artists

José Guadalupe Posada Aguilar


René H. Arceo

Organizing Institution

Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum

Displayed at

Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum Original Main Gallery

Traveling exhibition venues

Art Museum of Greater Lafayette, IN and Yale University Art Gallery, CT.

Exhibition Highlights

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