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Juan O’Gorman

Juan O’Gorman, Mexican architect, artist. Recipient Elias Sourasky prize, 1967; National Prize for Arts, 1972. Member Academy Arts Mexico, Council of Superior Edition and Science Investigation, Mexican Society Architects.

Background

  • O’Gorman, Juan was born on July 6, 1905 in Coyoacan, D.F., Mexico. Son of Cecil Crawford and Encarnación (O’Gorman) O’G.

  • Education

    • 1 daughter, Maria Elena (Mistress Bruce Wilson). Architect degree, National U. Mexico, 1926.

    Career

    • With C. Obregon Santacillia and J. Villagran (architects), 1926-1929. Private practice architecture, 1929-1932. Professor school engineering Politechnical Institute, Mexico City, from 1932.

      Head department architecture Secretariat of Public Education, 1932-1935.

    Works

    • Author booklets and magazine articles on art and architecture. Works include murals for Patzcuaro (Michigan) Library. Frescoes Castle Chapultepec.

      Fresco Banco Internacional S.A, Center Social Studies Unidad Independencia, all Mexico City. Mosaic, Hotel Pasada de la Mision, Taxco, Guerrero, Mexico, Santiago, Chile, mosaics for the, Library of the U. City of Mexico, Secretariat Public Works and Communications buildings, mosaics for, Convention Center Building, Hemisfair, San Antonio, one-man show easel paintings, Palace of Fine Arts, Mexico City, 1950, paintings in permanent exhibition, Modern Museum Art, New York City, Palace of Fine Arts, Mexico City.

    Membership

    Member Academy Arts Mexico, Council of Superior Edition and Science Investigation, Mexican Society Architects.

    Connections

    • Married Helen Fowler, August 7, 1940.
    • father: Cecil Crawford O’G.
    • mother: Encarnación (O’Gorman) O’G.
    • spouse: Helen Fowler
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    Born July 6, 1905
    Nationality

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