Federico Cantú Garza 1907- 1989
A painter, engraver, muralist and sculptor, he was born in Cadereyta in the state of Nuevo León in 1907. In 1922 he joined the Open Air School of Painting directed by Alfredo Ramos Martínez, whose original ideas enhanced his education. In contrast to other artists, his style followed an academic line that he also applied to mural painting.
For ten years (1924-1934) he traveled around Europe and the United States. He exhibited for the first time in the Exposition Park Museum in Los Angeles, California 1929, and took part in several collective exhibitions in New York MOMA 1940. He returned to Mexico in 1934, and in 1945 he began to work in drypoint with Carlos Alvarado
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