• Ancient Races,1926

      José Clemente Orozco
      Ancient Races, 1926
      (study for the mural Ancient Races)
      Graphite on paper
      16 ½ × 23 ¾ inches
      Michael Wornick Collection
      Photo: M. Lee Fatherree

      One of the esteemed Los Tres Grandes Mexican muralists, José Clemente Orozco (1881 – 1949) is best known for monumental fresco cycles that present dramatic, epic narratives. Yet throughout his life, Orozco was also an avid draftsman who had a masterful understanding of the musculature and the inherent expressiveness of the human body. This exhibition includes twenty-three figure studies generously loaned by the Michael Wornick CollectionMany of them have never been exhibited before.


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