Media: Linoleum Cut meant as a Poster
Themes: The Social and Political Awareness
Jesús Álvarez Amaya was born in Mexico City on November 19, 1925.
In 1942 he attended the Art School for Workers Number 1. He studied under Ramon Alva de la Canal. In 1948 he had his own personal exhibition. From 1952 on, he has painted several murals.
In 1956 he joined Taller de Grafica Popular. Since 1967 he is its General Coordinator. In 1965 he was a TGP delegate to the Peace Congress in Helsinki.
During the 1968 students’ demonstrations in Mexico City, Álvarez Amaya made a lithography of Che Guevara. It was very well received by the students, who used it as a poster in their protests. He also made a lithography of president Allende, at the time he died. It was later used as an homage to the Memory of Salvador Allende.
At present he lives in Mexico City.