Open-Air School

Open-Air School

1932

Diego Rivera

(Mexican, 1886-1957)

printer

George C. Miller

(American, 1894-1966)

publisher

Weyhe Gallery

Lithograph

Image: 31.5 x 41.1 cm (12 3/8 x 16 3/16 in.)

Mr. and Mrs. Lewis B. Williams Collection 1941.510

Catalogue raisonné: Williams 8

State: I/I

Edition: edition of 100

Impression: 73

Fun Fact

This print belongs to a series of five that Diego Rivera was commissioned to create in 1932 by New York's Weyhe Gallery representing details from mural projects in Mexico.

Description

In the decades following the Mexican Revolution, the country's citizens fought for social reform and civil liberties. This print presents an idealized vision of universal public education, one of their central goals. A teacher holds a book and instructs a group of attentive students while behind the group, farmers tend to the land, suggesting the important role of agriculture in Mexico.

See also
Collection: 
PR - Lithograph
Department: 
Prints
Type of artwork: 
Print
Medium: 
Lithograph

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