During the 1920s, Siqueiros was one of a host of Mexican muralists who came to prominence, along with Diego Rivera and Jose Clemente Orozco. In 1930, Siqueiros was jailed for revolutionary activities but continued to produce oil paintings, engravings, and etchings. In 1932, Siqueiros was ousted from Mexico and settled in Los Angeles, where he taught and painted murals at the Chouinard Art Institute. After living in Los Angeles for several years, he briefly settled in South America and later fought in the Spanish Civil War.
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