Marcial Camilo

Type
Individual
Role
Artist
Identifier
CamiloMarcial
Lifespan
after 1951
Functions, Occupations, and Activities
>Painter
Heritage
Mexican
Medium
Paint
Statement
Marcial Camilo is an Aztec farmer who paints his dreams. [From article in Bartlett Library vertical file: http://library.internationalfolkart.org/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=23724]
Biography
The Mexican folk artist Marcial Camilo Ayala was a Nahau from the village of San Agustin Oapan in the Rio Balsas valley located in the Mexican state of Guerrero. He began as a street artist painting amates (an indigenous Nahau tradition of painting on bark of the Jonote tree). Then in 1972, American art collector Edmund Rabkin discovered him in Taxco, and encouraged Marcial to paint more. The idea spread to his two brothers, Juan and Felix, and they became well-known artists by the late 1970s. [Retrieved on 4/4/2018 from https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/15239]