Mark Rogovin: Mexican Murals

Artstor is sharing more than 160 images of 20th century Mexican murals by Mark Rogovin in the Digital Library. Rogovin, an artist and community activist, worked with Mexican muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros (1896-1974) on his final mural, The March of Humanity on Earth and Towards the Cosmos, 1964-1971. Rogovin photographed the preparatory work completed in Siqueiros' workshop in Cuernavaca and the final installation of the panels in Mexico City, as well as other murals by Mexico's great muralists. This is the first release of a total of approximately 250 images to be included in the collection.

A leading Chicago muralist, Rogovin co-authored Mural Manual: How to Paint Murals for the Classroom, Community Center, and Street Corner (with Marie Burton and Holly Highfill; edited by Timothy Drescher), 1975. Throughout his career, Rogovin has been an active community activist involved in progressive politics. In 1981, he co-founded the Peace Museum in Chicago with Marjorie Craig Benton, former U.S. representative to UNICEF, and served as its director for four years. He currently heads The Rogovin Collection LLC which is dedicated to promoting the social documentary photography of his father, Milton Rogovin, whose photographs are also available in the Digital Library.