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Feliciano Béjar Home Museum

Jiquilpan

Another prodigy son of Jiquilpan was Feliciano Béjar, one of the great masters of painting, sculpture and engraving in Mexico, as well as the first environmentalist in our country.

After his death in 2007, it was decided to turn the artist's house into a museum. Thus, the public can have an intimate approach with his famous magiscopes, glass and lead sculptures that work with the interaction of light.

The guided tour explains how Feliciano Béjar conceived his works with recycled materials, thus having a large collection of prints, paintings and sculptures made with engine leftovers or iron parts. The Casa Museo Feliciano Béjar (Feliciano Béjar Museum House) also offers artistic workshops and spaces for travelling exhibitions.

Feliciano Béjar was born in 1920, during his childhood he was an acolyte and helped his family with haberdashery and cleaning a carpentry shop. In this business, his payment was to receive wood waste with which he built toys. Since then he trained as a self-taught artist, achieving his first individual exhibition in New York, in 1948.

A year later, he was got a scholarship by UNESCO to continue his artistic training in Paris. When he finished, he decided to travel around Europe on a bicycle. He returned to Mexico in 1950, loaded with paintings and watercolors that he would present in his first individual exhibition, in the country where he was born.

In Jiquilpan, it is said that, during his adolescence, Feliciano Béjar was one of the witnesses that witnessed the work of the Mexican muralist José Clemente Orozco, who was in the town doing the mural of the Biblioteca Pública Gabino Ortíz Villaseñor.

Where is it? Calle Profesor Fajardo Sur, inside the downtown of Jiquilpan.
Another prodigy son of Jiquilpan was Feliciano Béjar, one of the great masters of painting, sculpture and engraving in Mexico, as well as the first environmentalist in our country.

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After his death in 2007, it was decided to turn the artist's house into a museum. Thus, the public can have an intimate approach with his famous magiscopes, glass and lead sculptures that work with the interaction of light.

The guided tour explains how Feliciano Béjar conceived his works with recycled materials, thus having a large collection of prints, paintings and sculptures made with engine leftovers or iron parts. The Casa Museo Feliciano Béjar (Feliciano Béjar Museum House) also offers artistic workshops and spaces for travelling exhibitions.

Feliciano Béjar was born in 1920, during his childhood he was an acolyte and helped his family with haberdashery and cleaning a carpentry shop. In this business, his payment was to receive wood waste with which he built toys. Since then he trained as a self-taught artist, achieving his first individual exhibition in New York, in 1948.

A year later, he was got a scholarship by UNESCO to continue his artistic training in Paris. When he finished, he decided to travel around Europe on a bicycle. He returned to Mexico in 1950, loaded with paintings and watercolors that he would present in his first individual exhibition, in the country where he was born.

In Jiquilpan, it is said that, during his adolescence, Feliciano Béjar was one of the witnesses that witnessed the work of the Mexican muralist José Clemente Orozco, who was in the town doing the mural of the Biblioteca Pública Gabino Ortíz Villaseñor.

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