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Carlos Mérida
Nationality: 
mexican
Gender: 
Male
Birth Date: 
1891
Birth Place: 
Guatemala
Death Date: 
1984
Born in either Guatemala City or Quetzaltenango in 1891 (or 1893?). Studied in Europe 1910-1914. Settled in Mexico after 1919. In USA (Texas and New York) 1941-1949. Died 1984. Josef Alber and his wife Anni had immigrated to the US in the 1930's when Josef had been invited to set up an art department at a new experimental college, Black Mountain, in rural North Carolina. Merida spent time as a guest teacher at Black Mountain College in the 1940's. Merida was acknowledged by Josef Albers as "one of the best (artists) on the continent, a reputedly excellent teacher, and a charming person, an Indian aristocrat." hgs 7/5/07.

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