José Castro Leñero was born in Mexico City, April 24, 1953. From 1973 to 1974 he studied Graphic Communication and from 1975 to 1979, Visual Arts in the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas, UNAM, and in the Centro de Investigación y Experimentación Plástica, Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes. First solo show in 1976, Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas. In 1996 Castro Leñero obtained the Acquisition Prize during the 8th Biennial Rufino Tamayo and Honorary Mention (Painting) in Artfest, Mexico City, 2005. He has used diverse techniques such as photography, or graphic art. His exhibition in the Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, 1992, La imagen encontrada, defined him as a plastic artist with extensive pictorial skills. In 2001 he presented the exhibition Imágenes en tránsito, Galería Central, Centro Nacional de las Artes, Mexico City, using digital imaging by computer, showing urban landscapes and daily environment identified with the modern techniques as "giclée". He has participated in the most significant and important collective exhibitions of young Mexican art.