||Born in Tacámbaro, Michoacán, México, Artemio Rodriguez became an apprentice to book printer Juan Pascoe at an early age. He was Influenced early on by the long graphic arts tradition in Mexico, made famous by artists like Jose Guadalupe Posada, who is a big inspiration for Rodriguez, along with the folk traditions of Day of the Dead festivities. He began a career as a relief block artist before moving to America where he worked as a house painter for several years before founding La Mano Press in Los Angeles. The successful cooperative studio in L.A.’s China Town was a center for graphic arts and vibrant exhibitions. Artemio Returned to his native Michoacán in 2009 where he now runs La Mano Graphica.|
Artemio Rodriguez is represented in Seattle by Davidson Galleries.
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