Rodríguez Lozano, Manuel

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Rodríguez Lozano, Manuel Gender: M
Manuel Antonio Rodríguez Lozano
born on 4 December 1891 at 23:50 (= 11:50 PM )
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_sagcol.18.gif 12°52' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 28°37 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 12°21'

Manuel Rodríguez Lozano (circa 1928)


Mexican painter, known for his “melancholy” depiction of Mexico rather than the more dominant political or festive one of the Mexican muralism movement. This is especially true of his “white period” which is marked by cold colours and tragic scenes focusing on human figures which are skeletal or ghost-like. His work influenced Mexican films such as La perla.

In 1913, Rodríguez Lozano married Carmen Mondragón, later known as Nahui Ollín. The two met at a dance and she became smitten with him. At first he was not interested but her father, General Manuel Mondragón, was a powerful man politically, and this changed the artist’s mind. However, shortly after the marriage, General Mondragón was involved in the Decena tragica and the assassination of Francisco I. Madero, which forced the entire family into exile in Europe for eight years. At first the couple lived in Paris, but with the outbreak of World War I, the family moved to Spain. His time in Europe, especially Paris, put him in touch with avant garde artists such as Matisse, Braque and Picasso as well as writers such as André Salmon, Jean Cassou and Andre Lothe, who influenced his art. However, his relationship with Nahui Ollín was problematic. She did not like his bohemian friends and 'accused' him of being a homosexual. The couple had a child in 1914, but the infant died shortly after birth. Rodríguez Lozano stated that his wife smothered the child but her family denied it. The couple separated when Rodríguez Lozano returned to Mexico in 1921.

In the early 1920s, Rodríguez Lozano had an amorous relationship with Abraham Ángel, who was also his student. Ángel died in 1924 from a cocaine overdose, which may have been intentionally suicidal.

In 1928, he began a relationship with Antonieta Rivas Mercado. She was in love with him, ignoring his relationships with men. She did much for his career but the two never became sexual. She committed suicide in 1931. The deaths of his child, Ángel and Rivas Mercado, along with his incarceration in 1940, left scars and made his art darker.

Rodríguez Lozano died in Mexico City on 27 March 1971, aged 79, from heart failure.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Relationship : Marriage 6 August 1913 (Carmen Mondragón, later known as Nahui Ollín)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 1914 (Birth of child)
  • Death of Child 1914
  • Relationship : End significant relationship 1921 (Carmen Mondragón)
  • Relationship : Begin significant relationship 1928 (Antonieta Rivas Mercado)
  • Death of Mate 11 February 1931 (Antonieta Rivas Mercado)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Federal District, Mexico archives.


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Heart disease/attack
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Depression
  • Passions : Sexuality : Bi-Sexual
  • Passions : Sexuality : Gay
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease (Heart failure)