The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of May 24, 2024



(Mexican, 1922–2008)
(Mexican, 1937-)
Sheet: 50 x 32.6 cm (19 11/16 x 12 13/16 in.); Image: 32.2 x 25.4 cm (12 11/16 x 10 in.)
© Artists Right Society (ARS), New York
Location: not on view

Did You Know?

Fanny Rabel belonged to a group of young artists known as "Los Fridos" who studied under the painter Frida Kahlo.


Born in Poland, Fanny Rabel immigrated to Mexico with her family at a young age. She assisted Diego Rivera and David Alfaro Siqueiros with murals, eventually becoming one of the few women among the circle of Mexican muralists. This print suggests Rabel’s lasting interest in issues related to social justice—especially those involving children. A teacher looks forward with a direct and dignified gaze, holding a book in her powerful hands. This image would have resonated in the years following the Mexican Revolution, during which universal public education was a central goal.
  • ?-2000
    (Tobey C. Moss Gallery, Los Angeles, sold to the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH)
    Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • A Graphic Revolution: Prints and Drawings in Latin America. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (March 14-August 2, 2020).
  • {{cite web|title=Teacher|url=false|author=Fanny Rabel, Taller de Gráfica Popular|year=1953|access-date=24 May 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

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