Jorge González Camarena
Mexican painter and sculptorDied when: 72 years 61 days (866 months)
Star Sign: Aries
Jorge González Camarena (24 March 1908 – 24 May 1980) was a prominent painter, muralist and sculptor.He is best known for his mural work, as part of the Mexican muralism movement, although his work is distinct from the main names associated with it (Rivera, Orozco and Siqueiros).
His major works include the mural on the main administration building of the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Studies and a mural created for the Universidad de Concepción in Chile.
He also created easel works, one of which, La Patria, was well known in Mexico as it was used on the cover of free textbooks from the 1960s into the 1970s.
Recognitions for his work include the Premio Nacional de Arte, membership in the Academia de Artes and the Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana, grade Commendatore from the Italian government.