Salvador Corona (1895-1984) was a Mexican-American bullfighter and artist. He was born on his family’s ranch Hacienda Mideras in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. Corona’s family moved to Mexico City in 1903 when he was 8. He attended the New English College in Mexico, and then crossed into a career in bull fighting entering the ring for the first time in 1913. In 1919 in Guadalajara, he was gored and turned to painting. He was given his first painting lessons by fellow bull fighter Jose Jimenez.
Another lovely Lacquered box by Salvador Corona From this Private collection out of the east coast. Lovely detail. Signed. Shows age Early Box Circa 1940. 2 1/2 x 6 x 3 1/8 size.
His traditional self-developed folk art style depicted pastoral colorful scenes on white backgrounds of the Maximilian era of Mexico, 1832-1867.Corona’s work can be divided into three categories: vice-regal era with European and Creole noblemen mixed with Indians; stylized landscapes of Patscuaro, Acapulco or the Canal of Santa Anita; and his iconographic Mexican Virgins painted in tones of blue, purple and gold often encrusted with mother of pearl.Corona moved to Tucson in 1950. His murals were painted on the walls of Jacome Department Store, Howell Manning House, El Rancho Grande Hotel and others. His work was also owned by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt.Info provided by Michael D. Higgins via Wikipedia.