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List of artworks by José Luis Cuevas

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José Luis Cuevas (1934-) painter, draftsman, writer, engraver, sculptor and illustrator Mexican born on February 26, 1934 in Mexico City.

His artistic training is self-taught. It has been one of the main figures of the "generation of rupture" with the Mexican muralists and one of the most prominent representatives of neofigurativismo.

It's draftsman, printmaker, sculptor and illustrator. Before turning 10 years old, Cuevas is registered as irregular student to the School of the Emerald; continues his artistic training at Mexico City College, taking classes recorded with Lola Cueto. 

In the mid-50s, the work of Cuevas beginning to be recognized by collectors and specialized critics, including José Gómez Sucre, who invited him to exhibit at the Pan American Union (Washington, DC)...

José Luis Cuevas (1934-) painter, draftsman, writer, engraver, sculptor and illustrator Mexican born on February 26, 1934 in Mexico City.


His artistic training is self-taught. It has been one of the main figures of the "generation of rupture" with the Mexican muralists and one of the most prominent representatives of neofigurativismo.


It's draftsman, printmaker, sculptor and illustrator. Before turning 10 years old, Cuevas is registered as irregular student to the School of the Emerald; continues his artistic training at Mexico City College, taking classes recorded with Lola Cueto. 


In the mid-50s, the work of Cuevas beginning to be recognized by collectors and specialized critics, including José Gómez Sucre, who invited him to exhibit at the Pan American Union (Washington, DC).


José Luis Cuevas acquires notoriety for his constant exhibitions in the United States and in Mexico, the rest of Latin America and Europe, including Edouar Loeb Gallery in Paris, the artist Pablo Picasso important work of Cuevas purchase.


They have been different awards and recognitions Cuevas has received throughout his career, for example, in 1967 the exhibition "Rosk 67" presents him as one of the 50 most important painters of the time. That same year, the New York Times, one of the Americans-most important newspapers, places it among the greatest artists of the twentieth century.


Among his numerous solo and group exhibitions include those in Washington DC (1954), Paris (1955) and New York (1957).


  • First International Drawing Prize, Bienal de São Paulo (1959).

  • First International Engraving Prize, I Triennial New Delhi (1968).

  • National Fine Arts Award by the government of Mexico (1981). [2]

  • Doctor Honoris Causa from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (1984). [3]

  • International Award of the World Council of Engraving, San Francisco (1984).

  • He received the Order of Knight of Arts and Letters of the French Republic (1991).


He was named Artist of the City by the Government of the Federal District of Mexico, at which the José Luis Cuevas Museum was also opened in 1992.

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