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Oswaldo Guayasamín is an Ecuadorian painter, muralist and sculptor.
Oswaldo's father was an Indian, and the family was very poor, but the future artist was educated at the School of Fine Arts of Quito. Soon, literally in two years, he created a cycle of 103 paintings dedicated to the life of oppressed Indians in Latin America. Oswaldo Guayasamin also painted portraits of famous contemporaries, including Fidel Castro, whom he admired. He also created murals, frescoes, landscapes, and symbolic images.
The artist's works were exhibited in Paris, Moscow and in Leningrad, among other cities around the world, with amazing success. In 1957, at the Fourth Biennial in São Paulo, he was named the best South American artist.
Guayasamin was also a passionate collector. In 1978, the then famous artist donated to the State of Ecuador some 500 colonial paintings and sculptures, pre-Columbian archaeological sites, Goya and Picasso paintings that he had collected.
Eduardo Kingman Riofrío was an Ecuadorian artist. He is considered one of Ecuador's greatest artists of the 20th century, among the art circles of other master artists such as Oswaldo Guayasamín and Camilo Egas.
Francisco Benjamín López Toledo was a Mexican Zapotec painter, sculptor, and graphic artist. In a career that spanned seven decades, Toledo produced thousands of works of art and became widely regarded as one of Mexico's most important contemporary artists. An activist as well as an artist, he promoted the artistic culture and heritage of Oaxaca state. Toledo was considered part of the Breakaway Generation of Mexican art.
Alice Phillipot (Alice Rahon) was a French/Mexican poet and artist whose work contributed to the beginning of abstract expression in Mexico. She began as a surrealist poet in Europe but began painting in Mexico. She was a prolific artist from the late 1940s to the 1960s, exhibiting frequently in Mexico and the United States, with a wide circle of friends in these two countries. Her work remained tied to surrealism but was also innovative, including abstract elements and the use of techniques such as sgraffito and the use of sand for texture. She became isolated in her later life due to health issues, and except for retrospectives at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in 1986 and at the Museo de Arte Moderno in 2009 and 2014, she has been largely forgotten, despite her influence on Mexican modern art.
Rodolfo Nieto was a Mexican painter of the Oaxacan School (apprenticed under Diego Rivera, later served him as an assistant).