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Self portrait, charcoal sketch, c. 1918
|Born||Saturnino Herrán Guinchard
9 July 1887
Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico
|Died||8 October 1918
Mexico City, Mexico
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. 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.
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.
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