Francisco Toledo was a Mexican artist born in Oaxaca in 1940.
He studied at the Escuela de Bellas Artes de Oaxaca and the Centro Superior de Artes Aplicadas del Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes. He was a painter, sculptor, and graphic artist.
Being from Oaxaca, he holds the art from this state to be incredibly important and devoted much of his life to its protection. He helped found the Museum de Arte Contemporaneo de Oaxaca among other notable projects in his efforts for art preservation.
He died on September 5, 2019.