Leopoldo Mendez

Born in Mexico City, the youngest of eight children, he was the youngest student to attend the San Carlos Academy of Fine Arts. Mendez joined the Stridentist movement in the early 1920s, soon after which he designed his first woodcut. He designed book jackets and posters commenting on social problems, and was a member of the Communist Party of Mexico. In the interwar years Mendez received a Professorship and visited the United States. He worked…