Ernesto Garcia Carbral

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Full Name:

Ernesto Garcia Cabral

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Date of birth:

1890

Date of death:

1968

Biography


The Mexican Artist: Ernesto Garcia Cabral was nicknamed “El Chango”, which means “The Monkey” in Spanish. He was a talented Cartoonist and Poster Illustrator who became famous in Mexico during the 1940s and 50s, but was not well known for his work in the United States. His work was primarily done for Advertisement on Mexican Film Comedies. He was also greatly recognized for his unique comic art and political cartoons.

Family and early life


The Mexican Artist: Ernesto Garcia Cabral was nicknamed “El Chango”, which means “The Monkey” in Spanish. He was a talented Cartoonist and Poster Illustrator who became famous in Mexico during the 1940s and 50s, but was not well known for his work in the United States. His work was primarily done for Advertisement on Mexican Film Comedies. He was also greatly recognized for his unique comic art and political cartoons.

Career outline


Cabral returned to Mexico in 1918 where he established himself as a top caricaturist and illustrator. His work often appeared on the covers of magazines such as the weekly “Revista de Revistas”. Much of his poster work was done during 1936-1956, which was considered the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema. During this time he drew a number of Mexican lobby Cards, which may have been what Cabral was remembered for the most. These were the similar movie posters, but smaller. They were about 11 x 14 and depicted a scene from the film. Cabral also painted murals, one of which can be found in Toluca , Mexico.

Personal style


Cabral used bold colors and dynamic designs, which he combined with cartoony caricature. His caricature was much different then most other artwork at the time, and drew audiences into theaters to see films by Mexican comedians like Cantinflas, Tin Tan and Resortes.

Influences


Arias Bernal, Paolo Garretto, Norman Rockwell

Honors and awards


Cabral was 17 when he first won a scholarship to the San Carlos Art Academy By 1910 he was drawing for popular publications and two years later received a grant to study art in Paris .

Filmography


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