The Epic of American Civilization: Modern Migration of the Spirit (Panel 18)

José Clemente Orozco, Mexican, 1883 - 1949




Overall: 127 1/2 × 126 1/4 in. (323.9 × 320.7 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Commissioned by the Trustees of Dartmouth College

© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SOMAAP, Mexico City



North America, Mexico


20th century

Object Name




On view


Signed, east wall (Panel 11): J. C. Orozco / Febrero 13, 1934

Exhibition History

Public Art, Reserve Corridor, Baker-Berry Library, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, 1934.

Publication History

William H. Forbes, The Makers of Mexico, Worldwise, Hanover, N.H.: South-North News Service

Margit Kern, Transkulturelle Imaginationen des Opfers in der Fruhen Neuzeit, Berlin: Deutscher Kunstverlag, Neue Grunstrabe 17, 468 pp., ill. p. 339.

Elizabeth L. Langhorne, Jackson Pollock: Kunst als Sinnsuche: Abstraktion, All-Over, Action Painting, Wallerstein: Hawel-Verlag, 2013, 468 pp., ill. p. 42.

Mary K. Coffey, Sharon Lorenzo, Lisa Mintz Messinger, Stephen Polcari, Men of Fire, Jose Clemente Orozco and Jackson Pollock, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2012, ill. p.52, page xiv, figure 8.

Jose Clemente Orozco: Pintura y verdad, Jalisco, Mexico: Instituto Cultural Cabanas, 2010, pp.166-181, ill. p.177.

Nichola Tucker, The Epic of American Civilization as Performative Epic: Student Viewers as Heroes and the Re-Enactment of History, The Collegiate Journal of Art, Spring 2008, Volume IV, 2008, pp. 97-110, ill. p. 101, fig. 4.

Clinton C. Gardner, Beyond Belief: Discovering Christianity's New Paradigm, White River Junction, Vermont: White River Press, 2008, 263 pp., cover ill (color).

Marjorie L. Harth, Jose Clemente Orozco: Prometheus, Pomona, California: Pomona College Museum of Art, 2001, pp. 39-45, ill. p. 43, fig. 27.

American Art Magazine, James Oles, Noguchi in Mexico: International Themes for a Working-Class Market, Washington, D.C.: National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Summer 2001, pp. 10-30, ill. p. 26, no. 12.

Wolfgang Baur, Welt und Umwelt der Bibel - Redaktion, Christis in der Kunst der Neuzeit, Stuttgart, Germany: Belser Verlag, s.o., 4/ 2000, ill. p. 80.

Robert Elinor, Buddha and Christ: Images of Wholeness, 1st. ed., Trumbull, Connecticut: Weatherhill, Inc., 2000, ill. p. 177.

Peggy Rosenthal, The Poets ~ Jesus: How He Figures After 2000 Years, New York: Oxford University Press, March 2000

Marek Bartelik, The Life and Art of Adja Yunkers: To Invent a Garden, New York: Hudson Hill Press, 2000, 140 p.

Variuos authors, Jesus: 2000 Years of Faith, Lucerne; Freiburg: Herder Verlag, October 1999, 240 pp., ill. p. 196.

Jeanne Siegel, Painting After Pollock: Structures of Influence, Singapore: Overseas Publishers Association, The Gordon and Breach Publishing Group, 1999, ill. p. 162

Kirk Varnedoe with Pepe Karmel, Jackson Pollock, New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1998, pp. 26-27, figs. 11 + 12.

H. H. Arnason.-4th ed./Marla Prather, revising author, History of Modern Art, New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1998, p. 430, ill. p. 430.

Editorial Clio, Orozco segun Orozco, (Video-in Spanish), Delagacion Coyoacan, Mexico: Editorial Clio, 1998, approx. 43 minutes.

Katharine Baetjer, Lisa Mintz Messinger, Nan Rosenthal, The Jackson Pollock Sketchbooks in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1997, ill. p. 81

Jaroslav Pelikan, The Illustrated Jesus Through the Centuries, New Haven: Yale University Press, 1997, ill. p. 230

Vivette Porges, Joshua Simon and Robert Sullivan, Who Do You Say That I Am?: Reflections on Jesus in Our World Today, New York: Macmillan, 1996, ill. p. 33

Liz Dawtrey, Tobey Jackson, Mary Masterton, Pam Meecham, Paul Wood, eds., Investigating Modern Art, New Haven and London: Yale University Press in association with The Open University, The Arts Council of England and the Tate Gallery, 1996, ill. p. 122

Edward J. Sullivan, ed., Latin American Art in the 20th Century, London: Phaidon Press, 1996, 352 p.

Mike Venezia, Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists: Jackson Pollock, Chicago: Children's Press, 1994, p.23.

Robert Atkins, Art Spoke: A Guide to Modern Ideas, Movements, and Buzzwords, 1848-1944, New York: Abbeville Press, 1993, ill. p. 138.

Master Works of Mexican Art in the World, Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Institute Matias Romero for Diplomatic Studies, 1993

Frederick Hartt, Art: A History of Painting, Sculpture, Architecture, New Yor


Commissioned by the Trustees of Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, 1932.

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