Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Arnold Belkin

[Canada][Mexico] (b 1930/d 1992)

"Arnold Belkin began formal Art training at the Vancouver School of Art, studying there from 1945 to 1947. At age 15, Belkin won first place at an Art contest in the Labor Arts Guild in British Columbia ; from 1947 to 1948 he studied at the Banff School of Fine Arts. During his training, Belkin was not drawn to traditional Canadian painting which was heavily focused on landscapes. (..) At age 14 he discovered the work of Diego Rivera and Mexican Muralism in the Time Magazine... (..) in 1948 at the age of eighteen, he left Canada and moved to Mexico. He enrolled into the Escuela Nacional de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado "La Esmeralda" from 1948 to 1949, studying with Agustín Lazo, Carlos Orozco Romero and Andrés Sánchez Flores. (..)
From 1954 to 1956, he studied engraving in metal with Lola Cueto at Mexico City College and lithography from the Escuela de Artes del Libro ...(..) Beltran spent most of the rest of his life in Mexico, except for a trip to Europe and a number of years spent in New York City in the 1970s, connecting with American painters ; (..) he become a Naturalized Mexico citizen in 1981.."


Mexico 1973 "Air Mail / Centenary of the World Meteorological Association" (1) [Photo] Sc(C415)

Mexico 1983 "Bicentenary of the Birth of Simon Bolivar" (1) [Photo] Sc(1322)

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