Leal, Fernando

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Leal, Fernando Gender: M
Fernando Leal Ortiz
born on 26 February 1897 at 16:00 (= 4:00 PM )
Place Mexico City, Mexico, 19n24, 99w09
Timezone LMT m99w09 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 08°38' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 14°10 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 10°57'

Fernando Leal ("Los danzantes de Chalma")
photo: Thelmadatter, license gfdl


Mexican painter, one of the first to participate in the Mexican muralism movement starting in the 1920s. After seeing one of his paintings, Secretary of Education José Vasconcelos invited Leal to paint at the Escuela Nacional Preparatoria. The resulting work is Los danzantes de Chalma. Leal also painted a mural dedicated to Simón Bolívar at the Anfiteatro Bolivar, as well as religious murals such as those at the chapel dedicated to the Virgin of Guadalupe at the Basilica Villa in Tepeyac.

Leal is best known for his mural work, but he also did engraving, lithography and painting on canvas. He was one of the first Mexican muralists using a number of different techniques.

Leal died on 7 October 1964, survived by his son, Fernando Leal Audirac, who also became a noted Mexican painter.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Distrito Federal archives. Wikipedia has 1896 apparently in error.


  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Painter, muralist, engraver, lithographer)
  • Notable : Extraordinary Talents : For Creativity