Emilio Zapata on horseback

Artist: David Alfaro Siqueiros (Mexican, Camargo 1896–1974 Cuernevaca)

Date: ca. 1930

Medium: Lithograph

Dimensions: Image: 20 7/8 x 15 5/8 in. (53 x 39.7 cm)
Sheet: 31 3/4 x 22 7/8 in. (80.6 x 58.1 cm)

Classification: Prints

Credit Line: Gift of Jean Charlot, 1931

Accession Number: 31.91.7

Rights and Reproduction: © 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York


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.