Francisco Corzas



Francisco Corzas was born in Mexico City on October 4, 1936.
In 1950, he began his studies.  Corzas was admitted to La Esmeralda an art school where he was instructed by Maria Izquierdo, Juan Soriano, Carlos Orozco Romero and Agustin Lazo.  In 1955, Corzas moved to Rome and completed his studies at the Accademia di San Giacomo, as well as at the Accademia di Bella Arti e Liceo Artistico.  In Italy, he faced extreme economics and often sold his art for food to survive.
Corzas was awarded the silver metal at the Via Margutta International Art Fair, in 1960 which changed the path of his career.  He lived in Rome for five years after which he briefly toured through Europe.  Corzas then returned to Mexico City.  Here he established himself as a leading Expressionist artist, showing works at international exhibitions in New York, Rome, Oslo and San Juan, Puerto Rico.  Corzas’ his lithographs were commissioned by major publishers in Paris, Rome, and New York during the 1970s.
Corzas became a full member of an arts association dedicated to the defense of humanistic values called Los Interioristas. A  primary element of Francisco Corzas‘s work is he relationship of passion and sexuality to art and the artist.  Corzes was living in New York when he painted Easel, in 1969.   This painting, is seen as a haunting imagery, explores such concerns.
Corzes had very frail health and he died of pneumonia on September 15, 1983.