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Isidoro Ocampo
Nationality: 
mexican
Gender: 
Male
Birth Date: 
1910
Birth Place: 
Veracruz, Mexico
Death Date: 
1983
Death Place: 
Mexico City
Isidoro Ocampo (20 June 1910, Veracruz — 4 February 1983, Mexico City) was a Mexican artist. Ocampo from 1928 to 1932, attended evening classes at the Academy of Arts in San Carlos Academy in Mexico City. In 1929 he became a member of the workshop for book art. He created more than 200 erasures, woodcuts and lithographies. He taught arts at several schools and illustrated books, newspapers and magazines for the publishing house Imprenta y Editorial Cultura. In 1936 he became a member of the Liga de Escritores y Artistas Revolucionarios (league of the revolutionary writers and artist, LEAR). In 1937 he worked alongside Alberto Beltrán, Ángel Bracho, Leopoldo Méndez, Pablo O'Higgins, Raúl Anguiano and other artists of the Taller de Gráfica Popular (workshop of the popular grapic artists, TGP). His first single exhibition took place in 1941. Further exhibitions followed. In 1949 Ocampo was involved in the establishment of the Sociedad para el Impulso de las Artes Plásticas. As a representative of Mexican graphics he participated in the 1952 Venice Biennale. He died in Mexico City in 1983. Ocampo was married to Nicolasa Bilbao.