Carlos Cruz Diez

1923 - 2019

Artist biography

Carlos Cruz Diez was an artist, Carlos Cruz Diez, born in 1923, died in 2019. Artists Oscar Van Alphen, José Luis Gómez Perales, Marc Riboud, Renata Boethius-Wrede, and Robert Bailey are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Carlos Cruz Diez

Born in 1923, Carlos Cruz Diez' creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1930s. on a global scale this period can be best characterised by the clash between the world’s foremost political philosophies - Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. n Europe, Surrealism continued to be the dominant artistic trend; a kind of expression and school of thought that by this time had spread across the globe. In Mexico, artists like Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera incorporated a number of these ideas into their radical political ideologies to develop a innovative kind of magic realism.