Chronik

1933
Born: Mexico City, Mexico
1947
By the age of fourteen, he had illustrated numerous periodicals and books and had had his first exhibition in Mexico City
1953
Cuevas published La cortina del nopal (The Cactus Curtain), an article condemning aspects of the Mexican Mural movement and advocating greater artistic freedom
1959
First International Prize for Drawing, Biennial of Sao Paulo, Brazil
1960
This philosophy inspired the founding in 1960 of the group Nueva Presencia, which he joined for a brief time. It promoted individual expression and figurative art reflecting the contemporary human condition
1962
First Prize, International Black and White Exhibition, Lugano, Switzerland
1968
First International Prize for Printmaking, Triennial of Graphic Arts, New Delhi, India
1977
First Prize, III Latin American Print Biennial, San Juan, Puerto Rico
1981
Awarded the National Prize for Fine Arts in Mexico
1992
The Museo Jose Luis Cuevas was inaugurated in Mexico City

Ausstellungen

1982
Represented Mexico at the 1982 Venice Biennial
1976
Musee d'Art Moderne, Paris, France (solo)
1975
Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona (solo)
1974
Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Caracas, Venezuela (solo)
1972
The Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City (solo)
1970
San Francisco Museum of Art, California (solo)
1965
The Emergent Decade, Cornell University and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.
1961
University of Texas, Austin (solo)
1957
Four Masters of Line: Jose Luis Cuevas, Alexander Calder, Stuart Davis, and Morris Graves, Musee de la Napoule, France