Mexican, 1947. A suite of 80 woodcuts, enclosed in a paper portfolio, by the following artists: Ignacio Aguirre, Luis Arenal, Alberto Beltran, Angel Bracho, Fernando Castro Pacheco, Jesus Escobeda, Antonio Franco, Arturo Garcia Bustos, Julio Heller, Leopoldo Mendez, Francisco Mora, Isidro Ocampo, Pablo O'Higgins, Evrardo Ramirez, Mariana Yampolsky, and Alfredo Zalce. The prints are accompanied by a presentation leaflet in Spanish including a list of the works compiled and a declaration of principles from the Taller de Gráfica Popular; 15.75 x 10.5 in. (sheet, each), 16 x 11 in. (portfolio).
The Taller de Gráfica Popular (TGP) was a Mexican print collective founded in 1937. The collective's initial mission was to put forth progressive political ideas to oppose the growing fascist ideology. The TGP evolved throughout the twentieth century to address other issues such as economic depression and racism, prompting collaborations with WPA artists and US Civil Rights activists.
5 prints are missing (# 3, 8, 9, 37, and 52). The portfolio case has tears, rough edges, and creases. The sheets are well preserved for the most part, although there are a few corner folds and small tears from the edges.