Francisco Luna Biography

Francisco Luna




Francisco Luna was born in 1931 in Mexico, D.F. (Mexico City). Between 1950 and 1951 he studied printmaking and painting at the La Esmeralda Academy (Escuela Nacional de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado) during which time he collaborated Carlos Mérida and TGP co-founder Luis Arenal ­on the murals of the Belsario Dominguez School in Morelia. In 1952, together again with Luis Arenal, he created a mural in the Government Palace of Guerrero.

In 1953 Luna was an assistant of David Alfaro Siqueiros painting the murals of Ciudad Universitaria in Mexico City. Between 1952 and 1955 he was a member of el Taller de Grafica Popular (TGP). Between 1954 and 1963 he was an art teacher in Patzcuaro, Mexico at the UNESCO and CREAL Equator Center, a regional center for adult education for Latin America and the Caribbean. In 1963 he re-entered the TGP. Later he assisted in some of the 105 murals in the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City. Luna also taught at the Universidad Obrera de Mexico, DF.

For reasons unknown to this biography Francisco Luna has not been included in most of the recent books on the TGP or Mexican or Latin American printmaking. Any further information would be appreciated. Contact us at