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Art in Embassies Mexico
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December 9, 2022

Jaime Saldivar

Jaime Saldívar was a Mexican postwar and contemporary artist who was born in 1926.  He traveled through the towns of Mexico (Puebla, Oaxaca, and Veracruz) to observe life and customs: the churches, convents, dishes, and handicrafts.  He later painted these items in the figures and figurations of his paintings with a “naive” style – which is characterized by a childlike simplicity and frankness.

Ocean Duality President Kennedy’s Visit to Mexico

Oil on Canvas, 36 7/16 × 24 5/8in. Courtesy of Colección y Archivo de Fundación Televisa

Oil on Canvas, 36 7/16 × 24 5/8in. Courtesy of Colección y Archivo de Fundación Televisa