Taller de Grafica Popular

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The Taller de Grafica Popular ("People's Graphic Workshop" or TGP) was an artist print collective founded in Mexico in 1937 after the dissolution of the Liga de Escritores y Artistas Revolucionarios (LEAR). It was started by Leopoldo Mendez, Pablo O' Higgins, and Luis Arenal during Lazaro Cardenas' presidency.


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The TGP used art in order to advance revolutionary social causes. Posters and flyers were printed on used presses and were a main way that this artist's collective produced and distrinuted their work. This method of prodction allowed for quick and discreet distribution of information.


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In addition to the artists engaged in the TGP, artists such as Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and Jose Clemente Orozco were producing work through murals. These three artsists were known as Los Tres Grandes or The Big Three. They were comissioned by the then president Alvaro Obregon to make public works of art. Los Tres Grandes contributed to the Mexican muralist movement which was a way to restore Mexico after the revolution.

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