Best Maugard, Adolfo

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Best Maugard, Adolfo Gender: M
born on 1 June 1891 at 01:00 (= 01:00 AM )
Place Mexico City, Mexico, 19n24, 99w09
Timezone LMT m99w09 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 10°30' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 00°49 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 22°56'

Adolfo Best Maugard (His "Standing Woman Reaching for a Flower," circa 1918)


Mexican painter, art historian, film director and screenwriter, who founded the universalism method in drawing. His book, Método de dibujo: Tradición, resurgimiento y evolución del arte mexicano (Drawing Method: Tradition, Resurgence, and Evolution of Mexican Art) would explain the seven elements in drawing. The Best Maugard method was fundamental to the modernist aesthetic in Mexico. His style and method was a proposal for defining mexicanidad (Mexican-ness).

He died on 25 August 1964, aged 73, in Athens, Greece.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Federal District, Mexico archives. Wikipedia has 11 June in error.


  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Painter)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director (Film)
  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Historian (Art)
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script (Screenwriter)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction