José Chávez Morado, Mexican, 1909 - 2002. Printed and published by Taller de Gráfica Popular, Mexico City.
Founded in 1937, the Taller de Gráfica Popular (Graphic Workshop of the People) specialized in limited-edition prints and portfolios depicting scenes of everyday life in Mexico. The Taller also distributed large editions of flyers, posters, and news sheets printed on inexpensive paper, which addressed current social and political issues. Some of the workshop's prints portray colorful regional customs that incorporate ancient Indian rituals into the Christian pageants introduced by the Spanish in the 1500s, as in this rare lithograph of a predawn torchlight procession.
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