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List of notable or famous painters from Mexico, with bios and photos, including the top painters born in Mexico and even some popular painters who immigrated to Mexico. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Mexican painters then this list is the perfect resource for you. These painters are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known painter from Mexico is included when available.

List people include Anthony Quinn, Diego Rivera and more.

This historic painters from Mexico list can help answer the questions "Who are some Mexican painters of note?" and "Who are the most famous painters from Mexico?" These prominent painters of Mexico may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Mexican painters.

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Anthony Quinn is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Painters from Mexico
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Antonio Rodolfo Quinn Oaxaca, more commonly known as Anthony Quinn, was a Mexican American actor, as well as a painter and writer. He starred in numerous critically acclaimed and commercially successful films, including La Strada, The Guns of Navarone, Zorba the Greek, Guns for San Sebastian, Lawrence of Arabia, The Message and Lion of the Desert. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor twice: for Viva Zapata! in 1952 and Lust for Life in 1956. ...more

Age: Died at 86 (1915-2001)

Birthplace: Chihuahua, Chihuahua Municipality, Mexico

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David Alfaro Siqueiros is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Painters from Mexico
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David Alfaro Siqueiros was a Mexican social realist painter, better known for his large murals in fresco. Along with Diego Rivera and José Clemente Orozco, he established "Mexican Muralism." He was a Stalinist and member of the Mexican Communist Party who participated in an unsuccessful attempt to assassinate Leon Trotsky in May 1940. His surname would normally be Alfaro by Spanish naming customs; like Picasso and Lorca, Siqueiros used his mother's surname. It was long believed that he was born in Camargo in Chihuahua state, but in 2003 it was proven that he had actually been born in the city of Chihuahua, but grew up in Irapuato, Guanajuato, at least from the age of six. The discovery of ...more

Age: Died at 78 (1896-1974)

Birthplace: Chihuahua, Chihuahua Municipality, Mexico

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Diego Rivera is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Painters from Mexico
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Diego María de la Concepción Juan Nepomuceno Estanislao de la Rivera y Barrientos Acosta y Rodríguez, known as Diego Rivera was a prominent Mexican painter and the husband of Frida Kahlo. His large wall works in fresco helped establish the Mexican Mural Movement in Mexican art. Between 1922 and 1953, Rivera painted murals among others in Mexico City, Chapingo, Cuernavaca, San Francisco, Detroit, and New York City. In 1931, a retrospective exhibition of his works was held at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. ...more

Age: Died at 71 (1886-1957)

Birthplace: Guanajuato, Mexico

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Federico Cantú Garza is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Painters from Mexico
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Federico Heraclio Cantú Garza was a Mexican painter, engraver and sculptor. While considered to be a member of the Mexican muralism movement, his style was noticeably different, mostly for adhering to older and more academic forms of painting and sculpture. He has his most success exhibiting in the United States and Europe, but he did murals and sculptures in Mexico. His best known work is a sculpture called “La maternidad” which has been adapted as logo of the Instituto Mexicano de Seguro Social. ...more

Age: Died at 82 (1907-1989)

Birthplace: Cadereyta Jiménez, Nuevo León, Mexico

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