By Catherine Nixon Cooke
Juan O'Gorman was once a not just a painter and a muralist, a mosaic artist, a critic, and a professor, yet he was once additionally an architect and a innovative; most likely most renowned for his shut friendship with Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo and as clothier in their notorious two-house studio in Mexico CityCasa Azullinked by way of a symbolic bridge.
To have fun San Antonio's "HemisFair" Exposition in 1968, Juan created the large mosaic mural that also embellishes one wall of the Lila Cockrell Theater alongside San Antonio's famed River stroll. The layout plans for the 5 ton mosaic measured 2600 sq. toes and consisted of 540 numbered panels, every one weighting approximately ninety pounds.
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