Emiliano Zapata (August 8, 1879 - April 10, 1919) was a leading figure in the Mexican Revolution who formed and commanded an important revolutionary force called the "Liberation Army of the South". He is considered to be one of the most outstanding and most revered national heroes of Mexico. To many Mexicans, specifically the peasant and indigenous citizens, Zapata was a practical revolutionary who sought the implementation of liberties and agrarian rights outlined in the Plan de Ayala. He was a realist with the goal of achieving political and economic emancipation of the peasants in Southern Mexico and leading them out of severe poverty.
"Zapata Intenso" ("The Intense Zapata") is an intimate portrait of the famous revolutionary...
I was born in the small agricultural community of Yuba City, California on November 20, 1979. Since childhood, and as long as I can remember, art has always been an important part of my life. In high school, I participated in creating several murals as part of a beautification project for downtown Yuba City. This experience led me to understand the importance of utilizing art as a means of expression.
In 2002, I graduated with two bachelors degrees at California State University, Sacramento: one in Art Studio and the other in Ethnic Studies (with an emphasis on Chicano Studies). After graduation, I had the opportunity to attend the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California. At the Academy, I furthered my artistic...
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