Germán Cueto

Germán Cueto

1893 - 1975

Biography

Mexico, 1893 –  Mexico, 1975

Germán Cueto was a Mexican painter and sculptor, he was part of the Academy of Arts since 1968, being one of its founding members. From 1927 to 1932 he lived in Paris with his wife Lola Cueto where he was in contact with the group “Cercle et Carré”. He returns to Mexico and dedicates himself to abstract sculpture. He founded, along with others, the so-called “estridentista” Group. In 1964 Cueto saw his work recognized at the second Sculpture Biennial of Mexico for which he received an honorable mention, and in 1967 he was crowned at the third Sculpture Biennial for his bronze Circunvolución. Cueto died in Mexico on February 14, 1975.