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La Cheneca by Leonel Maciel

Leonel Maciel Biography

Petatlan, Mexico, 1939.

An established Mexican artist, Leonel Maciel has achieved international fame. His work is marked by brilliant colors, strong lines, and a certain naivete.

He studied at the Esmeralda School of Painting, Sculpture and Print in Mexico City.

Mario Monteforte Toledo has said of his work: ?An art like that of Maciel reaffirms and revives faith in the eternal values of the country, not only those of the art world, but of the culture in general. This work is, above all else, a global expression of culture. Here there isn?t folklore, chauvinism, or obvious message. This is baroque art that initiates thought and a desire to know and enrich the knowledge of society.?


2007 -

2004 - "Amate" Galeria Lila Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico

2003 - "El Placer De Lo Amargo" Museo de la Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico

2001 - "Siguiendo La Linea" Museo del Carmen Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico.

2000 - "Enigmas, Hazañas y Figuraciones Amables" Museo Tallera Siqueiros. Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico

1999 - Museo Guadalupe Posadas, Aguascalientes, Ags., Mexico

1998 - "Al Margen de los Evangelios", Hda. San Gabriel de las Palmas, Mor., Mexico - Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Morelia, Mich., Mexico

1997 - Galeria "No hay tal lugar" Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico

1996 - Centro Cultural San Antonio Texas, USA.

1995 - Galeria Alberto Misrachi, Mexico City, Mexico.

1994 - Galeria Irma Valerio, Zacatecas, Zac., Mexico.

1993 - Galeria Alberto Misrachi, Mexico, D.F, Mexico.

1991 - Hospicio Cabañas, Guadalajara, Mexico. - Casa del Lago, Mexico City, Mexico. - Galeria Sol y Luna, Oaxaca, Mexico. - Alianza Francesa, Guadalajara, Mexico.


1991 - Museo de Santa Teresa, Mexico City, Mexico. 1989 - Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, Mexico. - Galeria Almada Negreiros, Lisbon, Portugal. - Festival Cultural de Tepoztlan, Mor., Mexico 1986 - Scott Alan Gallery, New York, USA. 1985 - Alternativas, Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City, Mexico. - Confrontacion, Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, Mexico.

1983 - Valores Contemporaneos de Mexico, Apoyo a Nicaragua, Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, INBA, Mexico City, Mexico. - Sesenta de los Sesenta, Galeria del Auditorio Nacional INBA, Mexico City, Mexico. - Nueva Figuracion en Mexico, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.

SELECTED MUSEUM COLLECTIONS: - Museo de Arte de La Habana, Cuba. - Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Managua, Nicaragua. - Reykiavik Museum of Modern Art, Iceland. - Museo de Arte Moderno de la Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico.

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