Art: Wall Man

On both sides of the continent critics and public now have a chance to judge the mature work of a painter who has become almost as essential to smart dinner table conversation as backgammon: Jose Clemente Orozco. Vibrant, intensely serious Artist Orozco is Mexican, of lineage from the 15th Century Conquistador es. One-armed, squarejawed, thickset, with glittering spectacles he looks not unlike an ecstatic bullfrog. In 1922, after a painful apprenticeship tinting postcards in California and drawing scathing cartoons in Mexico, he joined the famed Syndicate of Revolutionary Artists organized by...

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