Francisco Rodriguez Onate Biography

Francisco Rodriguez Onate

Mexican

1940-

Biography

Francisco Rodriguez Onate was born in 1940 in Morelia, in the state of Michoacan, Mexico where he continues to live and work. Onate began his formal art education at the prestigious Escuela Popular de Bellas Artes de la Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás and studied with other Michoacan artists such as Alfredo Zalce, Roberto Martínez, and Javier Arévalo. Following graduation from the Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás in 1965, he established his studio in Morelia to pursue his own vision of Michoacán through painting and printmaking.