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Murillo (Gerardo) Papers
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Papers of Mexican painter and writer Gerardo Murillo also known as Dr. Atl.
Background
Gerardo Murillo, painter, writer, and socialist, was born in October 1875 in Guadalajara, Mexico. He later used the name Dr. Atl. At 21, he joined the Academy of San Carlos in Mexico City to study painting. He later went to Europe to study painting and philosophy with a grant from the Mexican government. In 1911, he was in Paris and founded a journal about social and political issues in Mexico. He returned to Mexico in 1916 during the Mexican Revolution. Dr. Atl later became the head of the Mexico's Department of Archeological Monuments. He was a peer of Diego Rivera and David Alfaro Siqueiros. Dr. Atl published several books about folk art and politics throughout his life. He is known for his paintings of landscape. He died in August 1964 in Mexico City.
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0.4 Linear Feet (1 box)
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