José Guadalupe Posada and the Mexican Penny Press


Bellevue Arts Museum Eastside
April 13–Aug 19, Wednesdays–Sundays


Recommended by Emily Pothast

José Guadalupe Posada was born in Aguascalientes, Mexico, during the politically tumultuous 19th century. As a teenager, he studied lithography, etching, and relief printing, and also worked as a political cartoonist for a local newspaper. Posada is best known for his broadsides—single sheets of paper, printed on one side, which would be sold on the streets for one penny—filled with biting satire and images of skeletons engaged in a variety of fanciful tasks. Today he is remembered as one of the most important graphic artists of the early 20th century and one of Mexico's most beloved folk artists.

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Bellevue Arts Museum

510 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004
Hours: Tues-Sun

Venue Hours
  • Tues-Sun
Event Times
  • April 13–Aug 19, Wednesdays–Sundays