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.
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.