Tres Generaciones (Three Generations); La familia (The Family)

José Clemente Orozco, Mexican, 1883 - 1949



Lithograph on wove paper

Edition of probably 100

Image: 10 3/8 × 14 7/8 in. (26.4 × 37.8 cm)

Sheet: 15 7/8 × 21 15/16 in. (40.4 × 55.7 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Marc F. Efron, Class of 1965 and Barbara Bares



Place Made: Mexico, North America


20th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Signed, in graphite, lower right, beneath image: Jose Clemente Orozco; lower left: #4 Three Generations

Course History

ARTH 16, LACS 48, Mexican Muralism, Mary Coffey, Spring 2012

ARTH 7, Orozco, Mary Coffey, Spring 2014

ARTH 72, Mexican Muralism, Mary Coffey, Spring 2015

ARTH 40.04, LACS 30.09, Mexicanidad: Constructing and Dismantling Mexican National Identity, Mary Coffey, Winter 2019

Latin American/Caribbean Studies 47.01/History 83.01, 20th Century Latin America, Thamyris Almeida, Winter 2023

Spanish 3.01, Spanish III, Doug Moody, Fall 2023

Exhibition History

Jose Clemente Orozco in the United States, 1927-1934, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 8-December 15, 2002; Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City, January 25-April 13, 2003.

Publication History

Renato Gonzalez Mello and Diane Miliotes, Jose Clemente Orozco in the United States, 1927-1934, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College (Copublished by W.W. Norton and Company), 2002, fig. 303, listed and ill. p.291.

Mary Coffey, "Jose Clemente Orozco’s Dancing Indians" The Art Bulletin December 2020, vol. 201, no. 4: 90-120.

Mary K. Coffey, "Feeling Brown or Acting White? Spectacles of Racialized Performance and Pain in José Clemente Orozco's U.S.-based Prints," American Art, vol.37, no.2, Summer 2023, Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press in association with the Smithsonian American Art Museum, pp. 2-27, ill. p. 10, fig. 3.


Marc Efron and Barbara Bares; given to present collection, 2001.

Catalogue Raisonne

C. Orozco, Catalogo completo de la obra grafica de Orozco, 1970, no. 18.

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