Biography

Francisco Toledo Bio English

Cangrejos Grises Grandes, 2011

oil, watercolor, sand and mica on laser-cut paper

22 1/2 x 30 inches 

(Mexico, 1940-2019)

Francisco Toledo was an artist of prodigious gifts: a painter, printmaker, sculptor, and ceramicist.  Toledo’s art combines diverse materials and practices. A bronze sculpture is painted and gold-leafed, a painting incised, a drawing on wood, partially erased, carved and in-painted. Toledo’s bristles with formal invention and often includes the use of non-traditional supports such as mica, fossil, and turtle shell. More than a formal enlivening, Toledo’s combination of diverse materials and art making practices reflects a world-view unbounded by category or hierarchy. Toledo was also a noted activist and humanitarian.

Artworks

Francisco-Toledo-Piojo
Francisco-Toledo-Ray
Francisco-Toledo-Spider
Francisco-Toledo-La-Muerte-Empujando
Francisco Toledo Making Rabbit Soup
Francisco Toledo thre faces etching
Francisco-Toledo-The-Water-Carrier
Francisco-Toledo-Lagarto-fuera-del-agua

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