Happy Birthday Jose Orozco!! Mexican muralist, Orozco was born in 1883 in Jalisco, Mexico. He lost his left hand in a gunpowder accident as a youth, but this was not a deterrent to the determined young man. He often stopped to watch Jose Guadalupe Posada work on engravings, on his way home from school. Together with Diego Rivera and others, Orozco helped spearhead the Mexican Mural Renaissance. He used symbolism and social realism to get across his political and often controversial messages. He was a great proponent of the Mexican peasants and working class. He lived in the USA for a time, painting murals here.