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José Clemente Orozco: Man of Fire

Season 21 Episode 7 | 55m 41s

The life of Mexican muralist José Clemente Orozco (1883-1949), a life filled with drama, adversity and triumph, is one of the great stories of the modern era. Despite poverty, childhood rheumatic fever that damaged his heart and an explosion in his youth that cost him his left hand, Orozco persisted in his wish to become an artist.

Aired: 10/06/23 | Expires: 01/31/24
American Masters Season 21
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