Leovigildo Martínez Torres

(Oaxaca)

Leovigildo, born in 1959 in Oaxaca, Mexico, is considered a member of the “Oaxacan School” magical realist style.  Apart from numerous exhibits in Mexico he has also exhibited in California and New York. Leovigildo is the illustrator of three children’s books of Oaxacan folk tales: 25 Mixtec Cats, Uncle Snake and The Moon Was at a Fiesta (Tambourine Books).  He studied art in Oaxaca at both the Centro de Educación Artístico de Oaxaca and the Taller de Artes Plásticas Rufino Tamayo.

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