First Steps


Jean Charlot ( American; born France, 1898 - 1979 )

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General Description

In the early 1920s, Jean Charlot visited Mexico for the first time. These lithographs, like the majority of Charlot’s work, demonstrate his observation of indigenous populations and desire to capture what he believed to be the tender and innocent spirit of Mexican culture. He remained deeply interested in, and wrote extensively about, Mexican art, often revisiting and reimagining the nation’s visual environments when he resided in the United States and France.

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Tower Gallery: Latin American Art, Label text, 2017.