Alfredo Arreguin death: How did the legendary artist die? Cause of death and obituary

Alfredo Arreguin
Alfredo Arreguin, the great Mexican artist died


Alfredo Arreguin, the famous Mexican Postwar & Contemporary artist passed away at the age of 88. Let’s see how did the legendary artist die and his cause of death in detail.

How did Alfredo Arreguin die?

Alfredo Arreguin, the legendary painter based in Seattle, was known for his lush, ornate, vibrant paintings with depictions of both plants and animals. Unfortunately, Alfredo passed away on April 26, 2023.

This sad news was announced by his family members today. Friends and coworkers of Alfredo reminds him on social media following his passing.

Mercedes Garcia posted the death of Alfredo on posting the following statement,

With deep sadness, the family of Maestro Alfredo M. Arreguin shares the news of his passing. Alfredo was a wonderful person and a great artist. His family is planning a celebration of his life. Details to come. Rest in Peace, Master 

Who was Alfredo Arreguin ?

Alfredo Arreguin was a Chicano Legend in the Pacific Northwest. He was a great artist and his artworks are frequently coated in layers of intricate patterns that are best viewed up close; Arregun symbolizes these layers as “lace-like screens.” According to him, “The magic of the jungle has had a strong influence on my work.”

Arregun was born in the Mexican state of Michoacán, in Morelia. At the age of 22, he moved to the US to study at the University of Washington, earning degrees in 1967 in liberal arts and 1969 in fine arts.

Alfredo then established himself as an artist in Seattle, where he has lived since 1956. He served in Korea for thirteen months after being enlisted into the American Army. He spent a week of R&R in Japan twice during that time.

His stay in Korea and Japan, he stated, “opened my eyes to the visual richness of their culture; some elements of their art and designs would influence my work many years later.”

Over the course of five decades, he has received numerous honors and awards, including one from the University of Washington, one from Mexico, and the Ohtli Award, the highest award given by the Mexican government for services rendered to the Mexican community abroad.

His works can be found in collections and museums all over the world, including those in Mexico and Spain, the National Portrait Gallery, the American Art Museum, the Seattle Art Museum, and the Tacoma Art Museum (all of which are located in Washington, D.C.). 

“Alfredo Arregun: Life Patterns,” a retrospective exhibition of his work, was shown in 2018 at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art.

Alfredo Arreguin cause of death:

The great Chicano artist in the Pacific Northwest, Descansa en paz, Maestro, Alfredo Arreguin passed away on Wednesday.

The artist recently posted about his health status on Facebook saying that his health has been deteriorated. He shared that he became unwell and fell at his home.

He became ill and passed away on April 26, 2023. Although, Alfredo’s cause of death was not disclosed by his family yet.

Deseo Carmin posted this news, saying, I have just learned about the passing of my dear friend Maestro Alfredo M. Arreguin. What an amazing artist and inspirational human being he was…

I am grateful to have had the opportunity to have worked with him on one of my Frida Flamenca videos and most of all, the honor to have had his friendship and mentoring. Miss you, my dear Maestro…”

Tributes flooded social media after his demise news broke out.

Condolences to Alfredo Arreguin:

Enrique Cerna tweeted,

My wonderful friend Alfredo Arreguin has passed away. Alfredo was a great artist but most of all, a kind, generous, gregarious human being. His vivid paintings were colorful and inspiring. He was a great friend. I will miss him. Rest in Peace, Alfredo.

Tom Keefe posted,

RIP ALFREDO. ARREGUIN. I just heard from Enrique Cerna of your passing. I was looking at this poster just a couple of hours ago and reflecting on what a tremendous artist and dear friend you have been to so many causes and so many good people for so many years. In my heart and soul I can feel and hear the sound of your departure on this incredible steed of your own creation.

Adios Amigo! RIP Thanks for the memories.

Robin Lindley posted,

Remembering our dear friend and internationally-renowned artist Alfredo Arreguin who we lost on Monday. We’ll forever remember his exuberance, love, humor, generosity, and inspired art that will continue to uplift, captivate, enchant, and beautify our world. We will miss him profoundly. Condolences to his wonderful wife and fellow brilliant artist Susie and other family members and friends.

Mary Yu posted,

Am learning of Alfredo M. Arreguin’s passing — what an extraordinary artist, poet, human — this is his most beautiful portrait of our Chief Justice Steven González painted by Alfredo before COVID shut everything down.
Someday it will be back at the Temple of Justice.

La Sala: A Latinx Artists’ Network posted,

La Sala’s team is saddened to hear of the passing of Maestro Alfredo M. Arreguin, Artist. His work and spirit have been an inspiration for generations of Latine artists in the Pacific Northwest. We send our condolences to Alfredo’s family and will honor his legacy in our community.


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