Wednesday, May 19, 2010

(Social) Realism: Bolivia

Roberto Berdecio (1910 – 1996)

Roberto Berdecio (1910 – 1996) was a Bolivian-born artist. A significant contributor to the important political and cultural art movement in Mexico during the 1950s and 1960s.[citation needed] He was born in Sucre, Bolivia. He married Marion Davis Berdecio. Berdecio worked in New York City in the 1940s with David Alfaro Siqueiros, then moved to Mexico in the late 1940s where he continued his career in art. He painted murals and portraits, created lithographs and artistic explorations into the fourth dimension. He died in La Paz, Bolivia.

World (Social) Realist Art (Index of Countries)
This blog page is part of an ongoing project by artist and part-time lecturer Caoimhghin Ó Croidheáin ( to explore Realist / Social Realist art from around the world. The term Realism is used in its broadest sense to include 19th century Realism and Naturalism as well as 20th century Impressionism (which after all was following in the path of Courbet and Millet). Social Realism covers art that seeks to examine the living and working conditions of ordinary people (examples include German Expressionism, American Ashcan School and the Mexican Muralists).

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