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  • Rear Guard, 1929
    José Clemente Orozco (Mexican, 1883–1949)
    Lithograph; 11 7/8 x 18 5/8 in. (30.2 x 47.3 cm)
    Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1929 (29.63.4)

    One of the most influential Mexican muralists of his time, Orozco was also a remarkable draftsman, making hundreds of drawings for his mural projects and printed works. Although he executed only about fifty lithographs and etchings in total, these works ably reflect his unique aesthetic sensibility. His expressive compositions, like this one inspired by a vignette from his 1926 mural at the National Preparatory School in Mexico City, are characterized by their sharp lines, oblique angles, and expressive play of light and dark tones.

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  • Rear Guard, 1929
    José Clemente Orozco (Mexican, 1883–1949)
    Lithograph; 11 7/8 x 18 5/8 in. (30.2 x 47.3 cm)
    Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1929 (29.63.4)

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