MEXICO CITY -- Famed painter Raul Anguiano, considered the heir apparent to the sweeping artistic styles inspired by the bloody 1910-1917 Mexican Revolution, died Friday after being hospitalized with heart problems. He was 90.
As reported by the television network Televisa, Mr. Anguiano was in Los Angeles when he began to feel ill and asked his wife, Briggita, to take him back to Mexico. He died at Hospital Central Militar, according to the government news agency Notimex.
Mr. Anguiano was born in Guadalajara. He attended the Free School of Painting there at age 12. He moved to Mexico City in 1934 and was a founding member of the Popular Graphics Workshop and an art teacher.
Also a noted muralist and engraver, Mr. Anguiano's work combined abstraction with futurism in religious and political subjects, as well as everyday material he drew from his own life and times.
He was commissioned to do murals for schools and official buildings before traveling to New York to hone his craft.