José Guadalupe Posada Biography

Illustrator (1851–1913)
José Guadalupe Posada was a printmaker whose works, often expressionistic in content and style, were influential in the development of 20th-century Mexican art.


José Guadalupe Posada was born February 2, 1851 in Aguascalientes, Mexico. As a child he worked as a farm laborer and in a pottery factory. He taught school for a short time and then began to draw. Gradually he was attracted to printmaking; he became a kind of pictorial journalist with the publication of thousands of broadside illustrations and popular book and song covers.

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