A Traveling Exhibit
Organized by the University of Hawaii Art Gallery


When José Guadalupe Posada died in 1913 there were no mourners; he was eventually interred in a common grave. Throughout his career in Mexico City, he worked in seeming obscurity, producing vivid illustrations for penny sheets that sold on street corners and outdoor markets. The urban lower classes that bought his works had little idea who he was. He left behind neither descendants nor writings, yet today his fame is international. Mexicans regard him among their greatest artists, and his reputation is nearly as great in the United States.


 "Charlot, Posada, and Mexican Life"
Patrick Frank, Professor of Art, University of Kansas
from the exhibit catalogue "Jose Guadalupe Posada: My Mexico,"
University of Hawaii Art Gallery, 2000