Merida, Carlos (Guatamala/Mexico, 1891-1985). MEXICAN COSTUME. Pocahontas Press, Chicago, 1941. Edition of 1000. Folio (16 1/2 x 13 1/2 inches), portfolio, cloth-backed boards, with text booklet and 25 screenprints after drawings by Merida. The booklet's text and notes on the plates are by Rene D'Harnoncourt. Two copies of the text brochire, one signed on the Justification sheet by Carlos Merida. The portfolio, text, and plates all in very good condition.
Merida was born in Guatamala. He lived in Paris from 1914 to 1919, where he knew many of the important figures in French painting, including Picasso, Mindrian, and Van Dongen, as well as Mexican artists also living in Paris, such as Rivera and Dr. Atl. He returned home in 1919, and moved to Mexico. He was associated with the Mexican Muralists, and did many murals, though his tended to be more abstract in style, and less political in content. He first visited the United States in 1922, and thereafter his career as an artist was in the US and Mexico.
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