Mark Rogovin: Mexican Murals

Diego Rivera. In the Trenches. 1923-1928. Fresco (Ministry of Education, Mexico City). Image and data provided by Mark Rogovin. © 2010 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Mark Rogovin has contributed more than 160 images of 20th century Mexican murals to the Artstor Digital Library.

The selection in Artstor includes Rogovin’s documentation of the work of artists Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, José Chàves Morado, and José Clemente Orozco, both murals and sculpture.
 
A leading Chicago muralist in his own right, and an activist, Rogovin founded the Public Art Workshop and he co-authored Mural Manual: How to Paint Murals for the Classroom, Community Center, and Street Corner (with Marie Burton and Holly Highfill), 1975. Throughout his career, Rogovin has been involved in progressive politics. In 1981, he co-founded the Peace Museum in Chicago with Marjorie Craig Benton, former U.S. representative to UNICEF, and served as its director for four years. He currently heads Milton Rogovin which is dedicated to promoting the social documentary photography of his father, whose work is also available in the Artstor Digital Library, in the Milton Rogovin collection.