Along with Diego Rivera and José Clemente Orozco, Siqueiros was one of the most important artists in the Mexican mural movement and a key political figures. With its bold tonal contrasts, this print is a posthumous representation of Emiliano Zapata (1879–1919), the revolutionary leader of native ancestry and champion of agrarian reform who fought in the Mexican revolution from 1911 to 1917.
Inscription: Edition number in pencil bottom left: '10/40' and at right signed 'A Siqueiros'
Jean Charlot (French, Paris 1898–1979 Honolulu, Hawaii); Donor: Jean Charlot (French, Paris 1898–1979 Honolulu, Hawaii)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," December 4, 2000–February 25, 2001.