Fermín Revueltas Sánchez

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Fermín Revueltas Sánchez
Born(1901-07-07)July 7, 1901
DiedSeptember 7, 1935(1935-09-07) (aged 34)
Known forpainting
MovementMexican muralism, Stridentism

Fermín Revueltas Sánchez (July 7, 1901 in Santiago Papasquiaro – September 7, 1935 in Mexico City) was a Mexican painter.


A portion of Alegoría a la Virgen de Guadalupe by Fermín Revueltas located in one of the walls of the San Ildefonso College.

Fermín Revueltas was son of Gregorio Revueltas Gutiérrez and his wife Romana Sánchez Arias. The Revueltas Sánchez family came from the North of Mexico, and lived in Guadalajara, Jalisco, from 1910 to 1913. Due to the revolution, the father decided that Fermín and his brother Silvestre had to visit school in the United States. He attended St. Edward's College from 1917 to 1920, and afterwards he continued his studies in Chicago. Back in Mexico, Fermín Revueltas visited the open-air painting school in Coyoacán. He became director of the "José María Velasco" school in Guadalupe, a part of Mexico City, and in 1923 he painted murals at the Escuela Nacional Preparatoria alongside others. In 1928 he joined the Partido Comunista Mexicano. Revueltas participated in several artist groups, amongst others he joined the Stridentism movement, and was member of the ¡30-30! group. When he died at the age of 34 years, many of his works were unfinished.[1]

In 1991, Javier Audirac filmed a documentary about him, entitled Fermín Revueltas o El color (Fermín Revueltas or The color).[2]


  1. ^ Fermín Revueltas, Museo Andrés Blaisten.
  2. ^ also used: Fermín Revueltas in the Spanish Wikipedia

External links[edit]


Zurián, Carla. Fermín Revueltas. Constructor de espacios, México: Editorial RM - INBA, 2002.