(Mexico City, 1923 – 2002)
Beltrán joined the Taller de Gráfica Popular in 1944, participated in its group exhibitions, and was a very active member until 1960. He served as president of the workshop for many years; he participated in a 1958 Peace Conference in Stockholm while in this role. In 1949, he worked as an ethnology artist at the Instituto de Alfabetización para Indígenes Monolingues (Literacy Institute for Monolingual Natives). Beltrán was an illustrator for many books, magazines, and newspapers, including an indigenous-language review entitled Juchari Anapu, published in Michoacán and the journals Ahí va el golpe and El coyote emplumado. In 1960, he was appointed the director of the Taller de Artes Plásticas at the Universidad Veracruzana in Jalapa, state of Veracruz. Beltrán was a founding member of the Mexico Academy of Arts.