Homenaje a Cárdenas (Homage to Cárdenas) Artist: Elizabeth Catlett (American, active Mexico, 1915–2012)
Artist: Óscar Frías (Mexican, born 1920)
Artist: Andrea Gómez (Mexican, 1926–2012)
Artist: Mariana Yampolsky (Mexican, born United States, 1925–2002)
Publisher: Taller de Gráfica Popular (Mexico City, founded 1937)


Prints and Drawings

This poster honors President Lázaro Cárdenas (1934–40) upon his receipt of the Stalin Peace Prize in 1955 (renamed the International Lenin Peace Prize in 1956). Each of the four artists emphasized Cárdenas’s dedication to workers and the peasant classes, as his administration strengthened unions and redistributed a large amount of land to rural communities through ejidos (cooperative farms). The bottom scene, a rural family hanging up a poster of Cárdenas on their wall, alludes to the Taller’s own role in the “veneration” of Cárdenas.




sheet: 32 1/16 × 21 5/8 in. (81.5 × 55 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of Monroe E. Price, B.A. 1960, LL.B. 1964, and Aimée Brown Price, M.A. 1963, Ph.D. 1972

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20th century


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Purchased from the Taller de Gráfica by Aimée Brown Price and Monroe E. Price
  • "Acquisitions 2015," Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin: Online Supplement (accessed December 1, 2015), 74
  • Michael Ricker et al., El Taller de Gráfica Popular: Vida y Arte, exh. cat. (Athens, Ga.: Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, 2015), 209, ill
  • Gina Costa et al., Para la gente : art, politics and cultural identity of the Taller de Gra´fica Popular : selected works form the Charles S. Hayes Collection of twentieth-century Mexican graphics, exh. cat. (Notre Dame (IN): Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame, 2009), 38, no. 7, Plate 7
  • Helga Prignitz, El Taller de Gráfica Popular en México, 1937–1977 (Mexico City: Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, 1992), 328, no. 189
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commercial art, dissident art, figures (representations), histories (visual works), linocuts, political art, portraits


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