[From the catalogue-in-progress for “Landscapes & Livestock”, a loan exhibition for Agincourt Homecoming in the Fall of 2015]
CORONEL, Rafael [born 1931/1932]
oil on linen / 15 inches x 15 inches
Is the title an adjective or a verb?
Coronel was born into an artistic family in Zacatecas, Mexico. His grandfather had been a decorator of churches and his brother Pedro was already on a career path to fine art. Rafael studied at La Escuela Nacional de Pintura y Escultura La Esmeralda, before opening a studio in Mexico City. He was the son-in-law of Diego Rivera. Since 1981 Coronel has lived in Cuernavaca.