Sep 21, 2009
Sep 21, 2009

Whipping Boy

Whipping Boy


David Alfaro Siqueiros

(Mexican, 1896-1974)

Oil on canvas wax lined to aluminum sheet

Unframed: 90.2 x 70.5 cm (35 1/2 x 27 3/4 in.)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar H. Steiner 1964.356


Did you know?

Mexican muralists such as Siqueiros were concerned with racial inequality, and they were unwilling to compromise their beliefs in their artworks. An artists’ manifesto signed by Siqueiros reads, “What is a revolutionary artist in Mexico? One who, by taking an active part in the people's struggle for their rights, puts his art at the service of this movement.”

See also

Contact us

The information about this object, including provenance information, is based on historic information and may not be currently accurate or complete. Research on objects is an ongoing process, but the information about this object may not reflect the most current information available to CMA. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email

To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.

Request a digital file from Image Services that is not available through CC0, a detail image, or any image with a color bar. If you have questions about requesting an image, please email