MORALES RODOLFO

MEXICO [1925-2001]

was a Mexican painter, who incorporated elements of magic realism into his work.

Morales is best known for his brightly coloured surrealistic dream-like canvases and collages often featuring Mexican women in village settings. He was notable for his restoration of historic buildings in Ocotlán[disambiguation needed] and, together with Rufino Tamayo and Francisco Toledo, helped make Oaxaca in Southern Mexico a centre for contemporary art and tourism. Up until his death in 2001, both he and Toledo had been regarded as Mexico’s greatest living artists for over a decade.