Art: Painter's Year

For Rufino Tamayo, the Big Fourth of Mexico's famed artistic quadrumvirate (the others: Orozco, Rivera and Siqueiros), 1953 was a fat year. In twelve months crowded with work and honor, Tamayo completed two huge murals in Mexico City's Palacio de Bellas Artes, painted a monumental El Hombre for the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, and won a first prize of more than $5,000 for a roomful of paintings in Sao Paulo's biennial exhibition. He also found time to paint more than a dozen smaller pictures. Last week 17 of his new canvases went on...

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