Diaz de Leon, Francisco

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Name
Diaz de Leon, Francisco Gender: M
born on 24 September 1897 at 22:00 (= 10:00 PM )
Place Aguascalientes (Aguascalientes), Mexico, 21n53, 102w18
Timezone LMT m102w18 (is local mean time)
Data source
Bio/autobiography
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Castellanos
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 02°22' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 14°13 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 15°11'



Biography

Mexican graphic artist, notable for pioneering much of modern Mexican graphic arts. He spent his childhood around books and when he studied art in Mexico City, he specialized in engraving and illustration. He spent his career illustrating books, magazines and more, reviving techniques such as dry point and introducing new techniques and styles such as the use of color and linoleum printing. He was also a noted arts education, directing several schools including the Escuela Mexicana de las Artes del Libro (now the Escuela Nacional de Artes Gráficas), which he founded. He was a founding member of the Academia de Artes and a member of the Salón de la Plástica Mexicana. In 1969 he received the Premio Nacional de Artes for engraving.

He died 29 December 1975.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Castellanos quotes the biography:

“Y a la vuelta está Triana”

de Gabriel Villalobos Ramírez

Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes, 2004

"Francisco Díaz de León Medina nació en Aguascalientes el día 24 de septiembre de 1897, en la casa marcada con el número ocho de la calle de la Asamblea, a la que los trianeros le llamamos la calle Ancha; hoy día ostenta el nombre de profesor Eliseo Trujillo. Nació a las diez de la noche.”



Categories

  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist