Miguel Covarrubias (Covarrubyas Miguel)( Mexican painter, graphic artist, writer and illustrator)
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Biography Miguel Covarrubias (Covarrubyas Miguel)
Born in Mexico City in 1904. His diverse career began in New York, where he was sent to study in the early 1920's. Covarrubias could not get the fundamental artistic education, but his witty, satirical drawings that appeared in the pages of books and magazines, in particular 'Nyuyorkera', brought him international fame. The artist was well acquainted with the nightlife of New York and recreated it in easel painting and the many lively and expressive lithographs.
During the 1930 Covarrubias traveled a lot, awakened during these trips interest to earlier forms of art resulted in a number of serious research on the culture of Bali, the tribes of South Mexico. The result was two valuable monographs, written and illustrated by the artist: The Island of Bali (1937) and South of Mexico (1946). Covarrubias worked as a theatrical backdrop, in particular, designed the show Androkl and Leo on the play by Bernard Shaw (1925), wrote the panel - for example the exhibition 'Golden Gate' at San Francisco (1939), carried murals. He illustrated the book The Prince of Wales and other famous Americans (1925), . Images Negro (1927), . Uncle Tom's Cabin (1938), . Eagle, . jaguar and the serpent (1950, . overview of art Indians of North and South America) and, . Finally, . peyote monograph: an ancient Mexican sculpture (1956),
. Covarrubias died in Mexico City on Feb. 4, 1957.