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Pablo O'Higgins

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O'Higgins' lithograph was one of 31 original prints produced for a portfolio Pan American Graphic Arts in 1973.  Each of the original prints was created in an edition of 150.  

The Museum of Modern Art has each of the 31 prints in their permanent collection.

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O'Higgins' lithograph was one of 31 original prints produced for a portfolio Pan American Graphic Arts in 1973.  Each of the original prints was created in an edition of 150.  

The Museum of Modern Art has each of the 31 prints in their permanent collection.

About the Artist

"Pablo O’Higgins (1904-1983) was born Paul Higgins Stevenson in Salt Lake City and attended the Academy of Arts in San Diego, where he met Diego Rivera. He assisted in the creation of Rivera’s murals at The National School of Agriculture and the Public Education Secretariat.

O’Higgins immigrated to Mexico permanently in 1924. He was a member of the communist party in Mexico from 1927-’47, and much of his work reflects his leftist philosophy: the enduring effects of poverty on the common man, woman, and child. He kept his U.S. citizenship until 1961, which allowed him to teach and work in both Mexico and the U.S. He formed strong ties with labor and longshoreman during the tumultuous 1940s on the U.S. West Coast. He painted murals for the Ship Scalers Union in Seattle and the International Longshoreman’s and Warehouseman’s Unions in Honolulu. He helped establish graphic art workshops in Mexico, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

With his passing in Mexico in 1983, the Mexican government gave him a state funeral in its famed Palacio de Belles Artes. During his life, and to this day, O’Higgins is inspiration for artists seeking to create socially conscious, community-based art. His portrait is included in a mural in Chicano Park in San Diego. He appears next to Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Pablo Picasso. Emilio Zapata, Che Guevarra and the Virgin of Guadalupe." Imagenes de Latin America

Medium Black lithograph
Edition 93/ 150
Image size 18 7/16" height X 12 11/16" width
Paper size 29 15/16" height X 21 3/4" width
Signed "Pablo O'Higgins" at viewer's lower right in graphite
Date of creation 1973
Published by Carton y Pepel de Mexico, S.A., Mexico City
Condition Excellent
Provenance Li Bel