2017 Selfie with Artist Muralist Hector Duarte

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Selfie with Artist Muralist Hector Duarte

October 14, 2017.

At Artists’s Home-Studio in Pilsen.

Hector Duarte is a well known artist muralist in Chicago and his native Michoacán, Mexico. He was born in 1952 in Caurio, Michoacán, Mexico. In 1977, he studied mural painting at the workshop of David Alfaro Siquieros, one of the giants of Mexican muralism. He moved to Chicago in 1985. He has created more than 50 murals that can be seen in schools libraries, transit stops and neighborhoods throughout Chicagoland area and beyond. His paintings and prints have been exhibited at the National Museum of Mexican Art, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the State of Illinois Gallery, the Chicago Historical Society and Casa Estudio Museo Diego Rivera in Mexico City.

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Hector Duarte Studio

Hector Duarte Studio

 

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“My murals are for message. I paint for message, not for decoration.”
– Hector Duarte.

Duarte’s artwork deal with themes of identity, immigration and freedom.
Although his murals are about hardships and struggles, they have a positive feel of breaking free.

Here is more on my visit to artist studio on October 14, 2017.. click here..

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Hector Duarte Studio

Hector Duarte Studio

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RELATED LINKS

Portrait with Art & Artists.. click here..
Studio Visit: Artist Muralist Hector Duarte .. click here..
Studio Visits.. click here..
Open House Chicago.. click here..
My Favorites.. click here..

About Me.. click here..
Home: Public Art in Chicago.. click here..

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