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Ángel Zárraga

Full name: Ángel Zárraga Argüelles
Other name(s): Ángel Zárraga y Argüelles
Gender: Male
Born: August 16, 1886 in Durango, Durango, Mexico
Died: September 22, 1946 in Ciudad de México, Ciudad de México, Mexico
Country: MEX Mexico
Sport: Art Competitions

Biography

Ángel Zárraga was a well-known Mexican painter and poet and became one of the great figures of Mexican culture in the first half of the 20th century. He came from a well-off family and studied in Mexico City at the National School of Fine Arts along with the famous painters Diego Rivera and Saturnino Herrán. Zárraga got in contact with intellectuals and artists of the Mexican Youth Athenaeum movement and the art magazine Revista Moderna. He later went to Europe and had successful exhibitions in Spain, Italy and France. After a return to Mexico Zárraga settled in France, where he lived for over 30 years. Here, he adopted influences of Cubism and Impressionism but also of the Renaissance. Zárraga’s murals, especially in churches, brought him international fame as a muralist and decorator of large spaces. As a member of the Mexican diplomatic corps, he served for several years as a cultural attaché at the Mexican Embassy.

When he exhibited in New York during the Great Depression and the collapse of the international art market, Zárraga lost sponsors and friends. He became depressed, preferring mystical and religious subjects. To escape from World War II, he returned to his home country and created murals, notably in the Monterrey cathedral. As a poet, he left poems and aesthetic notes reflecting his artistic activities. He died of pneumonia leaving unfinished his murals planned for the Biblioteca México.

Results

Mixed Painting, Paintings

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1928 Summer 41 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mexico Final Standings AC Le But dégagé
1928 Summer 41 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mexico Final Standings AC Portrait d'un Footballeur
1928 Summer 41 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mexico Final Standings AC Footballeuse blonde
1928 Summer 41 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mexico Final Standings AC Footballeuse brune
1928 Summer 41 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mexico Final Standings AC Heading
1928 Summer 41 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mexico Final Standings AC Footballeur en action
1928 Summer 41 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mexico Final Standings AC Joueur nègre
1928 Summer 41 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mexico Final Standings AC Plaquage
1928 Summer 41 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mexico Final Standings AC Une touche
1928 Summer 41 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mexico Final Standings AC Scène de rugby
1928 Summer 41 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mexico Final Standings AC Le Ballon
1928 Summer 41 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mexico Final Standings AC Athlètes
1928 Summer 41 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mexico Final Standings AC La Passe
1928 Summer 41 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mexico Final Standings AC Le Départ
1928 Summer 41 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mexico Final Standings AC Scène de rugby
1928 Summer 41 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mexico Final Standings AC Une touche

Mixed Unknown Event

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1932 Summer 45 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mexico Final Standings AC hors concours Three Soccer Players
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