José Luis Cuevas
  José Luis Cuevas (b. 1934) is a self-taught drawer, engraver and sculptor. He left the Escuela de Pintura, Grabado y Escultura "La Esmeralda" after a single course. During the 1950s Cuevas was very active in the "Rupture Generation- Generacion de Ruptura" that looked for a break from the Mexican mural painting school and its social content message. He has had individual shows in Washington, Paris, New York, Rome, Venice, Sao Paulo, Vienna, Madrid, Santiago. Cuevas has won many awards including the Drawing Prize at the V Biennial of Sao Paulo (1959), the National Prize of Science and Art of México
- the highest distinction of the Mexican Government for scientists and artists (1981); he was admitted as a Gentleman of the Order of the Arts and Letters of the French government (1991). Cuevas has a unique style that clearly identifies his work. In 1997 he was honored with the Tomas Francisco Prieto Award in Engraving bestowed by Queen Sofia , Madrid, Spain. Cuevas writes a weekly column in Excelsior, one of the main México City newspapers. The José Luis Cuevas Museum in México City honors his contribution to art and displays contemporary art collection of the artist.      View Images


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El Sombrero
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Mi Estudio
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El Estudio
 
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Autorretrato, yo con
La Lectora
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Autorretrato con
La Giganta
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Pantla de Noche
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Triptico 2 Dialogo

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