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