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David Alfaro Siqueiros was a Mexican painter and muralist whose work reflected his Marxist ideology.
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In 1959 the Mexican government sentenced Siqueiros to five years in jail for supporting a railroad workers' union. After the artist was released in 1964, he continued to show his fiery passion for left-wing causes. He strongly backed the new Cuban government and its leader, Fidel Castro, and came out swinging against the U.S. and its war in Vietnam.
In 1974 Siqueiros died in Cuernavaca, his home for the last decade of his life.
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