Thick Paper Cut, Gouache, Pastel and Gesso on Paper
80 x 120 cm 2009
Toledo’s art is imbued with his Mexican heritage of history and mythology. He has exhibitied at numerous museums and galleries in Europe, Mexico, South and North America and Asia. He is represented in public and private collections worldwide.
He was born July 17, 1940 in Minatitlan, Oaxaca and began working in Mexico in the Taller Libre de Grabado of the E.D.A., a subsidiary of the National Institute of Fine Arts. c.1959. He exibited works in Mexico and Fort Worth, Texas in 1960 and then left to travel in Europe; met and worked with Stanley Hayter in Paris 1965. He returned to Mexico, began painting, lithography, engraving, sculpture, ceramics, and tapestry design (woven by artisans in Teotitlan del Valle)