David Alfaro Siqueiros, Cause of Death, Autopsy Report
David Alfaro Siqueiros was a Mexican social realist painter, best known for his large public murals using the latest in equipment, materials, and technique.
He was born on December 29, 1896. He was 77 years old when he died on January 6, 1974.
He had his education at the Academy of San Carlos of the National Academy of Fine Arts.
Along with Diego Rivera and José Clemente Orozco, he was one of the most famous “Mexican muralists”. He was a member of the Mexican Communist Party and a Stalinist and supporter of the Soviet Union who led an unsuccessful attempt to assassinate Leon Trotsky in May 1940.
In the early 1930s, including his time spent in Lecumberri Prison, Siqueiros produced a series of politically themed lithographs, many of which were exhibited in the United States. His lithograph Head was shown at the 1930 exhibition “Mexican Artists and Artists of the Mexican School” at The Delphic Studios in New York City.
Cause of Death
Siqueiros died in Cuernavaca, Morelos, on January 6, 1974, in the company of Angélica Arenal Bastar, who had been his partner since the Spanish civil war.
He married twice.
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