Francisco Castro Leñero, n. 1954

He was born in Mexico City in 1954 and studied painting at the Esmeralda (Escuela Nacional de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado), Instituto Nacional de Artes (1975-1979). He obtained the grant of a course of graphic design in Urbino, Italy (1976-1977) and another production grant for making lithographs at the Esmeralda (1980-1981), He made a working visit to Graz, Austria upon the invitation of the Next Foundation (1997) and since 1982 he has been teacher at the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas of Xochimilco (UNAM). He has carried more than a dozen individual exhibitions and several collective shows. He has received also many prizes.