A collection of nearly 1,000 twentieth century graphic
artworks produced by Mexico City’s Taller de Gráfica Popular (TGP, Popular Graphic
Arts Workshop). Works are primarily monochrome relief prints in the form of posters,
volantes, and portfolio editions, but also included are illustrations, "calaveras”
and "calacas” series booklets, exhibit catalogs, and some working drawings.
Mexico’s foremost political printshop, the Taller de Gráfica Popular (TGP, Popular
Graphic Arts Workshop) has an important place in Mexico’s long history of
printmaking in the service of social change. This tradition is largely credited to
the seminal work of Jose Guadalupe Posada (1852-1913) who was a printmaker and
social critic during the Mexican Revolution. The TGP coalesced as an organization in
1937 after the collapse of the Liga de Escritores y Artistas Revolucionarios (LEAR,
Revolutionary Writers’ and Artists’ League) founded three years earlier.
945 items (chiefly posters)
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Collection is open for research.