Happy birthday to David Alfaro Siqueiros, who was born on this day 116 years ago!
Siqueiros was a pal of Diego Rivera’s, and together they helped establish the Mexican muralism movement. Siqueiros believed that creativity and social justice were inextricably intertwined. Penitentiary was created while the artist was in jail for political dissent, using smuggled supplies. To learn more about this painting, check out this interactive feature.