Mendez, Leopoldo (Mexico, 1902-1969). PELEA DE GALLOS (COCKFIGHT). Linocut, 1949. 12 x 16 1/2 inches. Signed and dated 1949 in pencil. Leopoldo Mendez is considered among the best of Mexico's Twentieth Century graphic artists. He was a founder and long-time member (1937-1962) of the Taller de Grafica Popular (Workshop for Popular Graphic Arts) in Mexico City. Mendez is known for his powerful images and contrast of light and darkness, usually through the medium of linoleum cuts. He helped, along with Jean Charlot and other TGP artists, to revive and build upon the artistic legacy of Jose Guadalupe Posada.