González Camarena, Jorge (1908–1980)

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González Camarena, Jorge (1908–1980)

Jorge González Camarena (b. 1908; d. 24 May 1980), Mexican artist. González Camarena is known for his murals and sculptures. He invented a system of geometric harmonies by fusing precise painting with subdued but vibrant color and textures. Among his public murals are The Formation of Mexico (1950), in the Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (in front of whose entrance stand his sculptures of Man and Woman); Belisario Dominguez (1956), in the Cámara de Senadores; and Liberation (1958), in the Palacio de Bellas Artes—all in Mexico City. Many of his other murals were commercial commissions.

See alsoArt: The Twentieth Century .


Bernard S. Myers, Mexican Painting in Our Time (1956).

Antonio Rodríguez, A History of Mexican Mural Painting, translated by Marina Corby (1969).

Additional Bibliography

Luna Arroyo, Antonio. González Camarena. México, D.F.: Ciencia y Cultura Latinoamérica, 1995.

                                   Shifra M. Goldman

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