Vendedor de leña [Wood Seller]
49.8 cm x 64.8 cm (19 5/8 in. x 25 1/2 in.)
(El Oro, State of Mexico, 1918 - 1978, Mexico City)
Latin America, Mexican
Medium and Support:
Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, University Purchase, 1966; Transfer from the Harry Ransom Center, 1982
Jesùs Escobedo was a member of the Taller de Gráfica Popular [People’s Graphic Workshop], a socially and politically engaged art collective. Working in conjunction with his two other works, “Mujer dormida” and “Cargador,” “Vendedor de leña” is evidence of Escobedo’s interest in the individual as a way to comment on the broader class struggle of the laborer.