Francisco Zuniga (Mexican, 1912 – 1998)
MediumInk on paper
DimensionsSheet : 25 3/4 x 19 5/8 in. (65.41 x 49.85 cm)
Credit LineGift of Richard (1952) and Margaret (1952) Kruizenga
LabelA native of Costa Rica, Francisco Zuniga lived and worked in Mexico for most of his adult life. From 1938 to 1970, Zuniga taught at the National School for Painting, Sculpture and Printmaking in Mexico City where he influenced several generations of young Mexican artists. Although Zuniga sympathized with the left-wing ideology of the Mexican Muralist movement, he never let politics overwhelm aesthetic expression in his art. Zuniga is best known for his images of indigenous women engaged in ordinary everyday activities.