Desiderio Hernández Xochitiotzin, the great tlaxcalteca muralist

February 10, 2020 at 17:54 p.m.

Desiderio Hernández Xochitiotzin, the great tlaxcalteca muralist

On February 11, 1922 he was born in San Bernardino, Tlaxcala, Desiderio Hernandez Xochitiotzin, relevant figure of Mexican muralism.

Cartoonist, painter, engraver, writer, architect, chronicler, professor, restaurateur and researcher interpreted the Tlaxcaltec history.

So its murals were embodied in the walls of the Government Palace.

He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts of Puebla, showing particular interest in the work of Diego Rivera.

However, Jose Guadalupe Posada, Agustín Arrieta and Francisco Goitia were also other references.

The great tlaxcalteca


Desiderio Hernández, belonged to the second generation of the great muralists of the twentieth century.

In addition, he was the last fresco muralist in Mexico, leaving his main work in the Government Palace of Tlaxcala.

In it, he embodied all the rich history of his land and at the same time demonstrated his great historical and cultural knowledge.

His work on these murals covered 35 years

In April 2006, the State Congress granted him the honorary title of 'Ambassador of the Tlaxcalteca Culture'.

He toured much of Europe exhibiting at the Vatican Museum and Harvard University.

Not forgetting that he also obtained recognition from the Sorbonne University in France and the University of Stockholm in Sweden.

In his works he addressed history, religion, landscape, festivals, carnivals, customs and the daily life of the people.

Thorough and detailed, he retired permanently in 2001 due to health issues.

Not before leaving The Conquer, The Golden Age of Tlaxcalan, Mural of the century of the lights to the porfirismo of Tlaxcala and Mexico y The murals The Golden Age Tlaxcalteca.

He died on September 14, 2007 at the age of 85.


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