Alfredo Zalce

About Artist: Alfredo Zalce was born on January 12, 1908 in Patzcuaro, Michoacan. From 1924-29 he studied at San Carlos Academy then in 1931 he studied at the Escuela de Talla Directa and learned lithography with Carlos Mérida. After having founded the Escuela de Pintura y Escultura in Taxco in 1930, he was a member of the LEAR (1933-37) and a co-founder, with Mendez, O'Higgins and Arenal of the famous TGP. During his ten years there (1937-47) he produced many prints addressing social, political and economic issues. In 1945 he published eight lithographs for "Estampas de Yucatan." He also created forty color prints to illustrate El Sombreron by Bernardo Ortiz de Montellano and Kinchil by Martin Luis Guzman in 1946. In 1964, he created twenty prints illustrating "The Raise and Fall of Tula" published by the Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum in 1995. Zalce painted the first colored cement mural in Mexico in 1932 and later did several fresco murals in Mexico City and Michoacan.

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