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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

Homenaje a Cárdenas (Homage to Cárdenas)

1956

Linocut

sheet: 81.5 × 55 cm (32 1/16 × 21 5/8 in.)
Gift of Monroe E. Price, B.A. 1960, LL.B. 1964, and Aimée Brown Price, M.A. 1963, Ph.D. 1972
2015.14.4
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.
Geography: 
Made in Mexico
Culture: 
Mexican, American
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Works on Paper - Prints - Posters
Provenance: 

Purchased from the Taller de Gráfica by Aimée Brown Price and Monroe E. Price

Bibliography: 

Helga Prignitz, El Taller de Gráfica Popular en México, 1937–1977 (Mexico City: Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, 1992), 328, no. 189.

“Acquisitions 2015,” http://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Pub_Bull_acquisitions_2015_updated%2012_16_15.pdf (accessed December 1, 2015).

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