Saturnino Herrán

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Saturnino Herrán
Autorretrato con calavera (c. 1918).png
Self portrait, charcoal sketch, c. 1918
Born Saturnino Herrán Guinchard
(1887-07-09)9 July 1887
Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico
Died 8 October 1918(1918-10-08) (aged 31)
Mexico City, Mexico
Nationality Mexican
Known for Painting

Saturnino Herrán Guinchard (Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, 9 July 1887 – 8 October 1918, Mexico City) was a Mexican painter.

In 1897 he took private drawing lessons in Aguascalientes, where, in 1901, he entered the Academy of Science. He took classes with José Inés Tovilla and Severo Amador, who taught him drawing and painting.[citation needed] In 1903, his father died. Two years later his family moved to Mexico City, where his fellow pupils were Diego Rivera and Roberto Montenegro. In 1906 he attended classes given by Leandro Izaguirre and Germán Gedovius in the National School of Fine Arts.[citation needed]

Herrán did majestic paintings of Mexican indigenous people, giving them heroic strength and dignity. In 1910 he participated in the exhibition commemorating the Centennial Anniversary of Mexico's Independence. A desire to be a mural painter appeared at the end of his brief career, and in 1911 he completed large-scale paintings in the School of Arts and Crafts.[citation needed]

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In 1912, at 25 years old, he met Rosario Arellano, his future wife. In 1914 they were married and had a son, José Francisco. He died on 8 October 1918 in Mexico City, aged 31,[citation needed]

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