Francisco Benjamín López Toledo (July 17, 1940 – September 5, 2019) was a Mexican painter, sculptor, and graphic artist. He was born in Juchitán, Oaxaca, Mexico. In 2005, Toledo was awarded Right Livelihood Award.
Toledo worked in many media, including pottery, sculpture, weaving, graphic arts, and painting. He had exhibitions in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Spain, the United Kingdom, Belgium, France, Japan, Sweden, the United States, as well as other countries.
Toledo died on September 5, 2019 in Oaxaca, Mexico at the age of 79.
Awards[change | change source]
- Mexican National Prize for Arts and Sciences (Premio Nacional de Ciencias y Artes) (1998)[source?]
- Prince Claus Award, Prince Claus Fund (2000)
- Right Livelihood Award (2005)
References[change | change source]
- Ollman, Leah (8 April 2016). "Critic's Choice: Primal lust in the art of Mexican master Francisco Toledo". Los Angeles: Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 7 October 2016.
- Mexican expressionist artist Francisco Toledo dies at 79
- Zaken, Ministerie van Algemene. "Laudation address by His Royal Highness The Prince of Orange on behalf of His Royal Highness Prince Claus to the recipients of the Principal 2000 Prince Claus Award at the Royal Palace, Amsterdam, December 12, 2000". www.koninklijkhuis.nl.