José Luis Cuevas ( 1934 -) painter, cartoonist, writer, engraver, sculptor and illustrator Mexican born 26 February 1934 in Mexico City .
Painter, writer and politician, at the time was known as the "enfant terrible" (translated from French, the expression would be "enfant terrible") of a generation of artists who demonstrated against the expression of art rooted in political programs focused on feeding nationalist ideas. In this posture is celebrated its written "Cactus Curtain", which criticizes the story idea to educate people through art had failed its mission in any way. His position was not only a constant attack against the official culture, but also against the teaching academically motivated by self-training and against the mural, especially against the figure of Siqueiros , who had made famous the phrase "there is no path than ours. "
He has received, among others, the following awards:
First International Drawing Prize, Biennale São Paulo (1959).
First International Print Award, I Triennial of New Delhi (1968).
National Fine Arts Award , by the Government of Mexico (1981).
Honorary Doctorate by the University of Sinaloa (1984).
International Award of the World Council of Printmaking, San Francisco (1984).
He received the Order of Knight of Arts and Letters of the French Republic (1991).
He was named Artist of the City by the Government of the Federal District of Mexico, at which time also inaugurated the Museo Jose Luis Cuevas in 1992.