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Fernando Castro Pacheco
(Mérida, Mexico, 1918 – 2013)
"Born 1918, Mérida, Mexico; active 1943–present, Mexico City
Castro-Pacheco studied art and then taught drawing and art history in his native Merida before moving to Mexico City in 1943. Prior to leaving Merida, he organized the Escuela Libre de Artes Plásticas in 1940. In Mexico City, Castro-Pacheco began illustrating magazines, books and other publications. In 1944 he joined the Taller de Gráfica Popular and participated in the workshop's group exhibitions. He continued to work as an illustrator during the late 1940s. In 1948 he illustrated the poem entitled ""Cruz"" by A. Barrera Vazquez, with thirty large-scale engravings. In 1949, Castro-Pacheco was appointed professor at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes (San Carlos)."