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Miguel Covarrubias

(1904—1957)


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(1904–1957), Mexican artist and archaeologist. He was born in Mexico City, into a wealthy and politically prominent family, and he died in the same city. At various stages in his life, Covarrubias was a caricaturist, book illustrator, muralist, writer, ethnographer, archaeologist, collector of pre-Columbian antiquities, teacher, and ballet director. Along with his American colleague Matthew W. Stirling, he was the codiscoverer of the Olmec civilization. [See Stirling, Matthew W.]

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From The Oxford Encyclopedia of Mesoamerican Cultures in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: History of the Americas.


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