Leopoldo Méndez

Leopoldo Méndez

Fellow: Awarded 1938
Field of Study: Fine Arts

Competition: Latin America & Caribbean

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1937–38:

Latin American Exchange Fellows, 1938

Appointed from Mexico:

MÉNDEZ, LEOPOLDO:  Appointed for creative work in fine arts, in the United States; tenure, twelve months from November 1, 1938.

Born June 9, 1903, at Mexico City, Mexico. Education:  Central School of Plastic Arts, Mexico, 1917–20; School of Open Air Painting of Chimalistac, 1921–22.

Professor of Painting, Department of Primary Instruction, 1924–26, Director of Plastic Arts, 1932, Special Professor of Plastic Arts, 1934–38, Department of Fine Arts, Mexico; Professor of Painting, 1929, Foreign Schools of the Division of Cultural Missions; Professor of Painting, 1932—, Department of Technical Instruction, Mexico; Director, 1933, School of Open Air Painting, Mexico.

Work exhibited in Mexico, D. F., Los Angeles, New York City, Milwaukee, San Francisco, Madrid, and Valencia, Spain.  Represented in permanent collections of the Museum of Engraving of the Palace of Fine Arts, and Gallery of Mexican Art, Mexico City.

Illustrator of books:  “Zapata,” “Imagen,” “Corridos de la Revolución,” “Poemas de Hoy,” “Dioses en el Destierro,” “Tierra del Chicle,” “Poemas,” “Rio Blanco,” “Aqua y Cauce,” “22 de Diciembre,” “El Campesino,” “Contra la Guerra,” and “Yo Acuso.”

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