José Luis Cuevas
Mexican Generación de la Ruptura Painter
(1934 - 2017)
José Luis Cuevas was one of the most influential and popular Mexican artists of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. The José Luis Cuevas Museum in Mexico City, which opened in 1992 houses his extensive oeuvre of modernist paintings, sculptures, and graphic works. His style recalls both the French Symbolists of the 19th century and the later surrealists. He used oil paints early in his career, but preferred to draw, mostly in ink, only occasionally using color washes.