Francisco Zuñiga. Untitled. 1968. Mexico.
Francisco Zuñiga. Untitled. Mexico. Signed and Dated 1968. Technique: Conté Charcoal on Paper. Size: 35.5 x 29.5 inches.
Born in San José, Costa Rica, in 1912. Famous Costa Rican sculptor and painter, resident in Mexico. Zuñiga learned his art in the workshop of Manuel Zúñiga Rodríguez, who was his father. Zuñiga's work often adopts qualities of pre-Columbian art, especially in his stone sculptures which strive to maintain a timeless, mysterious quality in their boldly simplified forms. Most of his work depicts female figures either as nudes within natural environs, or as contemporary women walking through the markets of Mexico. The artist became a Mexican citizen 50 years after his arrival to the country, and died on August 9, 1998 in Tlapan, Mexico.