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Santacilia, Carlos Obregón

Thomas Kellner: 66#23 Mexico, Monumento Revolucion (architect: Carlos Obregón Santacilia and the sculptor Oliverio Martinez), 2006, C-Print, 53 x 81,5cm / 20,9" x 31", edition 12+3

Carlos Obregón Santacilia (1896-1961)

Carlos Obregón Santacilia was born in Mexico-City on the 5th November in 1896 and he died in November 1961. He was a Mexican architect and is known as one of the pioneers of the modern Mexican Architecture. He studied at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes since 1916. In the year 1924 he graduated with distinction.
He designed about 150 buildings in Mexico and also foreign countries. For example the Monumento a la Revolución in Mexico-City. He received several awards of the brazilian, cuban and the chilean government.

 

Important works

Mexican Pavillion at the World Exposition, 1922, Rio de Janeiro
Secretaría de Salubridad y Asistancia, 1925
Monumento a la Revolución, 1938, Mexico-City
Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, 1940
Guardiola-Building, 1941