José Luis Cuevas
José Luis Cuevas (1931-) Mexican painter, draftsman, writer, engraver, sculptor and illustrator born on February 26, 1931in Mexico City. His older brother, the doctor Alberto Cuevas Novelo, stated that - because of the recent hospitalization at Médica Sur - his brother was actually born in 1931 and not in 1934 as the artist claimed, who was taking years off. His artistic training is practically self-taught. He has been one of the main figures of the "generation of rupture" with Mexican muralism and one of the most prominent representatives of neo-figurativeism. He is a draftsman, engraver, sculptor and illustrator. By working with the line of great gestural ferocity, he strips the souls of his characters, portraying the magnificence of human degradation in the world of prostitution and despotism. Before turning 10, Cuevas enrolls as an irregular student at the Esmeralda School; He continues his artistic training at Mexico City College, taking engraving classes with Lola Cueto.