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Francisco Zuniga (Costa Rican/Mexican, 1912 - 1998)

Francisco Zuniga was born in Costa Rica to the sculptor Manuel Maria Zuniga in 1912. He lived in Mexico where he died in 1998. Zuniga first learned sculpture from his father and then at the School of Fine Arts in San Jose before leaving for Mexico City, where he studied at the Escuela de Talla Directa under Guillermo Ruiz and Oliverio Martinez.

Incorporating primitive Aztec forms into the classical style Francisco Zuniga had been taught helped to create a regionalized style, one that focused on the bodies and forms of the natives of Central America. The majority of his work is composed of nudes, generally female, of peasant stock. With stocky bodies unfamiliar to classical sculpture, Zuniga expanded the intellectual reach of his work by mixing it with regional ethnographic studies of body type and lifestyle.

- Artwork of Francisco Zuniga at Heritage Gallery -

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Familia Indigena
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Familia Indigena (Country Family)

Familia Indigena (Country Family), 1976
lithograph in colors published by Kyron, edition is 125, plus proofs
24-13/16" x 35-13/16"
signed and numbered 90/125

This work was commissioned by Graphic Arts Council of the Los Angeles County Museum and was only offered to the Graphic Arts Council of LACMA

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