José Clemente Orozco: Man of Fire

Career Timeline

1883 José Clemente Orozco is born on November 23 in Zapotlan el Grande, Mexico, to Ireneo Orozco, a businessman, and Maria Rosa, a homemaker and amateur singer. A few years later, the family moves to Mexico City, where he takes night classes at the famed San Carlos Academy of Art. 1898 Parents send him to […]

José Clemente Orozco: Man of Fire

Orozco: Man of Fire

Art is knowledge at the service of emotion. -José Clemente Orozco The life of Mexican muralist José Clemente Orozco (1883-1949), a life filled with drama, adversity, and triumph, is one of the great stories of the modern era. Despite poverty, childhood rheumatic fever that damaged his heart and an explosion in his youth that cost […]