Getting ready to study the Day of the Dead in Mexico? Why not begin with "La Calavera Catrina" and the artist who created her! Here is a brief biography of the life of José Guadalupe Posada in beginning/intermediate Spanish language, along with links to questions, vocabulary, political cartoons and videos, as well as an audio version of the story. Let your students know that dressed-up skeletons are not just a "Day of the Dead thing." The artist behind the now iconic "Catrina" lived a humble life and did not receive fame until after his death. What a shame!