Francisco Corzas biography




Francisco Corzas Chavez was a painter It is Mexican engraver among the leading exponents of the Breaking generation. He was born in Mexico City on October 4, 1936 into a very poor family.

From 1951 to 1955 he attended the  La Esmeralda National School of Painting, Sculpture and Engraving of Mexico City.

In 1957 Francisco Corzas went to Italy to study, accompanied by Humberto Kubli, a fellow student of La Esmeralda who returned to Mexico shortly after. Corzas, on the other hand, remains in Rome in the ancient Trastevere district. In this period he studied the fresco techniqueSt James Academy and travels around Europe visiting numerous museums to study classical European art. In 1958 Francisco Corzas met Bianca Dall'Occa Osti whom he married in 1959 in Mexico City.  

In the 60s he returned to Mexico where he joined the Breaking Generation which included artists such as Lilia Carrillo, Vicente Rojo, Fernando Garcia Ponce, Manuel Felguerez, Jose Luis Cuevas, Rafael Coronel It is Alberto Gironella.

In 1965 he won first prize at the Salon 65, at the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, in Mexico City. Also in Mexico City, in 1972 he presented a major retrospective with works created between 1962 and 1972, at the Palace of Fine Arts.

In 1973 he returned to Europe again and created two oils for the Vatican. The same year in Milan he realizes the series shadowed by sorrow in Giorgio Upiglio's printing house. In 1974 he lived in Paris, where he made several lithographs in the Ramsen printing house. In 1976, back in Mexico, he received a scholarship from Televisa Cultural Foundation to carry out the various works that compose it Agony and other offerings, which he exhibits at Museum of Modern Art of Mexico City.

One of Francisco Corzas' favorite themes was the female nude, whose archetypes are linked to the end of the century conception of the femme fatale or the man-eating woman capable of possessing the soul of the artist.

Francisco Corzas died in Mexico City on September 15, 1983.

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