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A Taxco native, trained as an artist by Siqueiros, Pineda was among the most prominent of the many silversmiths to emerge from the mountain mining town of Taxco beginning in the 1930s.
He was the subject of a 2008-09 exhibition at UCLA’s Fowler Museum, “Silver Seduction: The Art of Mexican Modernist Antonio Pineda,” which traced the evolution of his work through the 1970s. “He was certainly one of the major modernist silversmiths in the 1950s, ’60s and certainly into the ’70s,” said Betsy Quick, the Fowler’s director of education and the show’s in-house curator.