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Francisco Dosamantes
20th century
(Mexico City, 1911 – 1986)

Dosamantes was trained at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes (San Carlos) and took part in the artists' group, 30-30, before having his first one-man show in 1932. He began printmaking as an assistant to Emilio Amero in the lithography studio at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes in 1930. Throughout most of the 1930s and the first half of the 1940s, he worked as a teacher with Las Misiones Culturales of the Ministry of Education. During his travels with the Cultural Missions, Dosamantes painted several murals in rural schools. Dosamantes, who was a member of La LIga de Escritores y Artistas Revolucionarios, joined the Taller de Gráfica Popular in 1937 and participated until 1947. He founded and directed the Taller Escuela de Dibujo y Pintura Joaquín Clausell in Campeche, state of Campeche, in 1945. The same year he produced a series of engravings for the Campaign Against Illiteracy. He renewed his TGP activity between 1964 and 1967.

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