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Name:  Carlos Cortez  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction Poetry

Born: August 13, 1923 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin


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He lived in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Carlos Cortez has been recognized for his many contributions to the art world as a respected print artist whose themes deal with Chicano issues, Latino identity and worker's rights. He edited and introduced ''Viva Posada'', also published by Charles H. Kerr Publishing, a collection of art by and writings about Mexican wood engraving artist Jose Guasalupe Posada.Cortez is renowned for his woodcuts and cartoons - his work has been exhibited at New Yourek's Museum of Modern Art, the Smithsonian Institute as well as in galleries in Germany and Sapin. He was also a noted columnist for the union's newspaper, the Industrial Workd for over 20 years. Those interested in his aret can contact the Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum in chicago. His labor writings and patpers are archived by Wayne STate University in Detroit, Michigan.

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