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CHARLES, Jean (Charlot Jean)

( One of the greatest masters of Mexican art in 20.)

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Biography CHARLES, Jean (Charlot Jean)
(1898-1979)
Born in France on Feb. 7, 1898. Attended School of Fine Arts in Paris. In 1917-1920 he served in the French army lieutenant in the artillery. After the service he emigrated to Mexico, where he and Orozco, Rivera and Siqueiros was in line with the emerging under the auspices of the then Minister of Education JosцL Vasconcelos broad movement muralist. His experience, . knowledge of art history and various scenic technician, . ability to perceive a mathematically precise architectural forms and, . Finally, . familiarity with the revolutionary for that time experiments Cubists predetermined Charlot strong influence on the formation of local style, . equally modern and traditional,
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Tracks conquest of Tenochtitlan (1922-1923, Mexico City, the National Preparatory School), washerwoman, Porter (1923, Mexico City, the building of the Secretariat of Public Education) executed by the master in the fresco technique. In 1926, Charlot a staff artist Archaeological Expedition Carnegie, who studied Chichen-Itza. The research results were published in the monograph Temple Warriors (1925). In 1929 the artist came to the U.S.. Charlot taught at the League of studying art in New York, in the Fine Arts Center Colorado Springs, in the various colleges and universities. In 1949 became a professor at the University of Hawaii. Along with the monumental paintings Charlot actively engaged in drawing, was a gifted writer and historian. His literary legacy includes more than 65 books and articles. The most significant works: Charlot Murals in Georgia (1945), The Art of the Maya to Disney (1939), Art Crafts from Mexico to China (1950) and Dance of Death (1951). Charlot created projects for almost 40 murals, the most successful of them adorn the walls of the University of Georgia, the Church of St.. Bridget in New York, College of St.. Mary, University of Notre Dame and Syracuse University and the University of Hawaii. The merits of artists were awarded two-year Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship (1945-1947) and diplomas Grinelskogo College and the College of St.. Mary. Charlot died in Honolulu March 20, 1979.


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