The Artist Birthday Series

Rufino Tamayo

Rufino Tamayo Rufino Tamayo (1899 – 1991) was a Mexican painter of Zapotec heritage, born in Oaxaca de Juárez, Mexico. Tamayo was active in the mid-20th century in Mexico and New York, painting figurative abstraction with surrealist influences. Rufino Tamayo was born in Oaxaca de Juárez, Mexico. His parents died when he was a young… Read More Rufino Tamayo

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Tina Modotti

Tina Modotti: photographer, model, muse, actress, activist, spy Tina Modotti (1896–1942) was an Italian photographer, model, actress, and revolutionary political activist, that despite dying young, led an intensely full and impassioned life. Modotti was born Assunta Adelaide Luigia Modotti Mondini in Udine, Friuli, Italy. Her mother, Assunta, was a seamstress and her father, Giuseppe, was a… Read More Tina Modotti

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Frida Kahlo

Today’s Artist Birthday: Frida Kahlo Artist Frida Kahlo was born on July 6, 1907, in Coyocoán, Mexico City, Mexico. Considered one of Mexico’s greatest artists, Frida Kahlo began painting after she was severely injured in a bus accident. Kahlo later became politically active and married fellow communist artist Diego Rivera in 1929. She exhibited her… Read More Frida Kahlo