José Revueltas: His Journey As An Arts Teacher

By Archivo General de la Nación - México

Before establishing himself as one of the most representative writers of Mexican literature, José Revueltas ventured briefly as a group arts teacher at the Secretary
of Public Education.

Filiación como maestro de grupo de José Revueltas (1925) by Secretary of Public EducationArchivo General de la Nación - México

Before establishing himself as one of the most representative writers of Mexican literature, José Revueltas ventured briefly as a group arts teacher at the Secretary
of Public Education. In 1925, before completing the first year of secondary school, José Revueltas decided to abandon his studies, however, the writer dedicated himself to studying self-taught in the National Library.

At the age of 24 he began his work as a teacher, joining the Secretary of Public Education as a special professor of artistic education, with six hours a week at the Night School of Arts for workers in Mexico City and then in the state of Yucatan.

In the filiation sheet you can immediately see personal data such as full name, date and place of birth and the names of your parents.

In the filiation sheet you can immediately see personal data such as full name, date and place of birth and the names of your parents.

Similarly, the signature of Revueltas can be seen, along with her home address and next to it a box with her fingerprint, which appears to be her thumb.

Finally, December 3, 1937, is the official date on which his affiliation as a teacher was issued, in addition to highlighting as personal references the name of his sister the painter Consuelo Revueltas and her aunt Refugio Revueltas.

José Revueltas (1975) by Mayo BrothersArchivo General de la Nación - México

Although his time as a teacher did not last too long, Revueltas did not need the classroom to teach, he was an excellent narrator who gathered friends and acquaintances around him to theorize or tell implausible anecdotes, but which were evident in José voice.

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Reference:

Secretary of Public Education
December 3, 1937
AGN, Secretaría de Educación Pública Personal sobresaliente, Box 3, exp. 8

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