Sculptor and painter Francisco Zúñiga (1912-1998) was a Costa Rican born Mexican artist. Zúñiga was influenced by German Expressionist sculptor Auguste Rodin, and the writings of Alexander Heilmayer. The artist’s timeless sculptures consist of simplified forms and adopt qualities of pre-Columbian art while his paintings incorporate both the female form and scenes of Mexico. Francisco Zúñiga is considered one of the most notable 100 Mexican artists of the 20th century and during his lifetime he received several scholarships and awards including first prize in sculpture from the Mexican National Institute of Fine Arts.
Zúñiga’s artwork can be found at many prominent galleries and museums, including The Met, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and the Museo de Arte Moderno.